Michael Norton – How to buy happiness

Michael Norton – How to buy happiness

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_norton_how_to_buy_happiness.html

We may conclude incorrectly that we can’t buy happiness, but let’s face it, the options are a whole lot better with money than without! In this video message from one of my favorite sources, the case is made for buying happiness. The application is nearly universal, yet it may not be what you think!
In the book, Life is What You Make It, by Peter Buffett, it is suggested that it’s a good idea to ensure your own measure of success is something you have control over. Stock market performance, how much money you make, or how well your favorite team plays are often matters that are out of our hands, so linking your happiness and success to those items would be less than favorable. The choices we make, including the thoughts we keep and those we let slip away, are far more easy to control. As an example, practicing kindness could bring far more joy than buying more stuff. The smile on the face of someone you made happy may cost next to nothing, yet it’s priceless. Try buying coffee for the person behind you at the drive thru, or giving up your spot in line at the grocery store – and toss in the words, “I’ve got a lot of spare time!” I’ll bet you feel like a million bucks! 🙂

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