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Happinesss Comes At A Heavy Price


Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 Happinesss Comes At A Heavy Price

It’s a costly business the pursuit of happiness. According to a report by the Cadbury foundation (2003), £96 billion pounds per year is being spent on us Britons alone. Each Briton on average spending over £2,050.00 per annum on more and more complex methods to boost their happiness levels.

Purple Patch reports that we regularly spend on nights out with friends (48%), new clothes (34%) and going on holiday another 27% just for a quick fix of happiness.

However the things that really matter are family, friends, food, time off work and relaxing. As Dr Dylan Evans highlights that as population we are aware money is not the key to happiness but we are skilled at spending for short-term pick-ups.

We are always searching for that something a little more and this is probably apparent because we start to take things for granted that we know make us happy “hedonic adaptation” is what psychologists refer to.

To conclude the report also suggests that a little bit of what you fancy does you good.

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