If you ask most people what they want out of life, it’s “to be happy” … go ahead, try and ask a few people!
But, Julia Baird, the deputy editor of Newsweek has an interesting viewpoint:
The most inspiring people are those least obsessed with their own happiness, especially those who stride confidently across the globe to create, evoke change, or wrest from life what they will. Eleanor Roosevelt believed happiness “is not a goal, it’s a byproduct.” I think she might be right.
And, it may serve to explain why Money and Happiness seem to be intrinsically linked, as Julia goes on to say:
The most recent findings, for example, are that wealth makes you happy
I have a personal viewpoint on this (from experience of both sides of the wealth equation), but I would be interested to hear what you have to say?