Why money doesn't bring happiness

Do you honestly think money would make you happier?

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In a nationwide survey, the University of Michigan conducted a survey to a number of people, asking if you were rich, would you be happy?

Most of the time, people are content and satisfied. Heck, at this point in my life, I am extremely happy. If I did receive a large sum of money, my passion for computers and helping people with technology issues wouldn't fade at all.

Based on the article, the authors write:

When someone reflects on how more income would change subjective well-being, they are probably tempted to think about spending more time in leisurely pursuits such as watching a large-screen plasma TV or playing golf...But in reality, people should think of spending a lot more time working and commuting and a lot less time engaged in passive leisure and other enjoyable activities.

 Ask yourself this question. If you did receive a large sum of money, would you continue to do what you do or follow your leisurely pursuits?

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Jonathan Danylko is a freelance web architect and avid programmer who has been programming for over 20 years. He has developed various systems in numerous industries including e-commerce, biotechnology, real estate, health, insurance, and utility companies.

When asked what he likes to do in his spare time, he replies, "Programming."

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