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Single Idea 20692

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / c. Wealth]

Full Idea

An interesting conclusion (from questionnaires) is that money does indeed bring happiness. But only up to a point, and beyond that point it has little significance.

Gist of Idea

Money does produce happiness, but only up to a point


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 19 'Counting')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.426

A Reaction

The question is whether that flattening-off point is relative to those around us, or absolute, according to the needs of living. Though these two may not be separate.