Happiness and Income

Going along with the “money and happiness” theme set in a few of my previous blog posts, I recently came across an article that went hand in hand. It turns out that money CAN buy happiness, BUT it has its limits. For instance, once you reach roughly three times the poverty level, increased income does … Continue reading

Compassion vs. Greed

Have you ever wondered why some of the wealthiest people are often the least compassionate towards those less fortunate? Did their ruthlessness breed financial success or did their success breed ruthlessness? Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner have been trying to determine this chicken and egg scenario. “In one study, Piff and his colleagues … Continue reading