Wednesday, 2 May 2007
What price happiness?
Observation 1: I have a mug in the study that accumulates small change, 'schrapnel', that is more of a nuisance than anything to carry around.
Observation 2: Money can't buy happiness. You may argue with me on that one but after doing the literature review for my thesis I can back it up with references. I'm talking serious money here - pay increases, even lottery wins, are consistently found to give only transitory happiness.
Observation 3: But a little money can buy a disproportionate amount of happiness. Especially for a child.
Looking on the Australian Kindness Movement website I was taken with the idea of dropping a few small coins in children's playgrounds.
What a lovely idea.