How much money does it take for an American to be happy?
About 60k per year doesnâ€™t guarantee happiness, but it guarantees the possibility.
Will less than that buy misery? Yes.
Will less and less money buy more and more misery? Yes.
This â€” according to behavioral economist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman.
Most of Kahneman fascinating Ted Talk deals with the â€œexperiencing selfâ€ vs. the â€œremembering self.â€Â The discussion of money comes only at the very end, during the Q & A.
Here’s Mattieu Ricard, a Frenchman and Buddhist monk, on happiness.
Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?
Will Smith:Â Basketball scene from The Pursuit of Happyness:
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