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HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE THE MONEY ISSUE

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£150,000 23% of those whose household income is below £20,000 describe themselves as happy, 50% of those with household incomes of £150,000 or more described themselves as not happy, yet 38% of people with an average income describe themseleves as happy

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you would need to receive a windfall of more than £1 million to transform yourself from an unhappy person to a happy person and even then the effect is often temporary

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Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. ~John Stuart Mill

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going somewhere?

When we want something and then attain it, we don’t seem to be any better off. This is the hedonic treadmill, It’s like we are walking on a treadmill but not really getting anywhere because we are adapting to things

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. ~George Bernard Shaw


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BALLOT PAPER create the greatest wealth

create the greatest happiness

81% people think that the governments primary objective should be to create the greatest happiness, not the greatest wealth thomas jefferson

Thomas Jefferson asserted that “the care of human life and happiness… is the only legitimate objective of a good government”

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama


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HAPPINESS LEVEL

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Winners of the lottery’s life satisfaction is not significantly greater a year after winning

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane


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how happy is your job? e=mc 2 87% clergy

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fire fighter

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top 4 happiest jobs

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top 4 least happiest jobs

222% happier

pilots vs. construction workers

364% happier

actors vs. roofers

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. ~Miriam Muhammad

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The happiest people are those who are living and working what they are passionate about irrelevant of financial return or compensation

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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington


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economic stability has a large effect on the happiness of society, while long-term economic growth has little

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher


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unemployment reduces happiness by as much bereavement

R.I.P 27.05.89

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. ~Johann Pestalozzi


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income has increased more than two and half times in the last 50 years yet happiness levels have remained the same income equality In nations with high levels of income equality, such as the Scandinavian countries, happiness tends to be higher than in nations with unequal wealth distribution, such as the United Kingdom and the USA

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. ~Walter Savage Landor


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the average person considers happiness to be more important than money, moral goodness and even going to

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. ~Salvador Dali


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Happiness is a choice: The Money Issue