People receiving higher wages are more likely to experience positive emotions by focusing on themselves and their own thoughts, according to a study presented to the American Psychological Association. Those whose salaries are lower enjoy the pleasure of communicating with others.
Should Money & Happiness be Bonded?
Usually, we bind money with happiness. Indeed, the higher bank account guarantees a higher living standard from a material point of view, as well as the ability to take good care of our health. But does the money really bring us happiness? An exploration of this popular perception is the team of Paul Pifff of the University of California, which examines the data of 1519 people involved in a large-scale national inquiry.
Exclusive Research Conclusions
The research team draws out a survey card sized to family incomes and the propensity to change the 7 emotions that are considered the nut of happiness. These are joy, delight, awe, compassion, satisfaction, enthusiasm, love and pride. Naturally, in order to assess the extent of each emotion objectively, the scientists formulate practical questions: for example, to assess compassion, the question is whether and to what extent care for others provokes the test of warm feelings.
Data analysis has found that high-wage participants tend to experience emotions such as satisfaction, pride, enthusiasm. For the people with the lowest salaries the rocks of compassion, love and awe have been filled to the highest degree. They are far more enjoying the beauty of the surrounding world. The enthusiasm seemed to be independent of money.
It’s True, but to Some Extent!
So the proposition that happiness is bought with money can only be considered to be true to a certain extent. Money can achieve happiness in one aspect, but they will not guarantee it in another. There is, on the contrary, happiness not achievable for people with low income, on the contrary, they achieve it in their contact with others, their ability to communicate and give themselves to others. The rich can experience happiness only by their personal achievements and status, which is explained by their aspirations for independence and showing a tendency to self-sufficiency. Strong connections, however, are the achievement of others, not of them.
Over the last decades, poverty has been negatively semantic in terms of various risks, health and quality of life. This study showed that money does not guarantee happiness, even if some of its elements are admired by itself. People with lower incomes are de facto those who develop skills to cope with difficulties and find meaning in life despite the unfavorable circumstances.