Salary Increases, Rather Than Enormous Wealth, Lead to Happiness (Wired)

A new study published by the American Psychology Association shows that it’s less the sum total of one’s wealth that leads to happiness, and more a steadily growing income that brings people contentment, Wired reports.

However, study author University of Illinois professor Ed Diener says, “We’ve found that rising income does lead to rising happiness, but it depends on people being optimistic, not having sky-high desires.” Meaning that if you’re striving for something within your reach, you’ll feel better.

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