Are rich people less lonely?

Money can’t buy happiness? That’s just wishful thinking

Money can’t buy happiness: it’s a rarely questioned truism. It also tends to be most enthusiastically embraced by those who have never gone without it. “I’ve tried hard to care about money,” Chelsea Clinton once humble-bragged, “but I couldn’t.” No matter how attached we are to the idea that money can’t buy happiness, though, the research shows almost the complete opposite. After community and social relationships, the association between income and wellbeing is one of the most robust in the happiness literature. ….[READ]

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