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Mohammad Mohammadipour

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Maybe more cash does make people happier. Especially salient are analyses done by University of Pennsylvania economists Daniel Sacks, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers. In their updated 2010 study, “Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth,” the three compare subjective well-being survey data from 140 countries with those countries' income and economic growth rates. The researchers find that within individual countries richer people are happier than poorer; people in richer countries are happier than people in poorer countries; and over time increased economic growth leads to increased happiness. “These results together suggest that measured subjective well-being grows hand in hand with material living standards,” they conclude..

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    Feb 7 2013: Colleen: I only wanted to explain that all what I was writing, was my opinion just now, at present, because I'm firmly convinced that life is a continous change, and things one think nice today may change tomorrow. One of the most pleasant feelings of mine is to take a look from time to time, to see what has changed and what things need adaptation, reform or simply act or omission over them. Life as something dynamic. . . That's my point of view... Life as something that needs of the best from you.
    Greets.
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      Feb 7 2013: I thought that was your meaning Sean, and rather than assume, I asked the questions:>)

      I totally agree that life is a continuous change.....for those who want to experience change. Some folks get "stuck" in patterns of beliefs and behaviors and do not want to change. That, to me, is not a very interesting life adventure.

      I also like to evaluate from time to time, and the end result of those life explorations is pleasant. I cannot say that the exploration itself is always pleasant, because sometimes I discover something in myself that is not so pleasant. That information, however, provides the motivation, and facilitates change, which IS pleasant.

      This is the reason some folks DO NOT want to explore, delve into the depths of their "being" to learn. It is sometimes not so pleasant, and it is easier to stay with the patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that feel ok on some level. These are sometimes the same people who are seeking something outside themselves. I believe some happiness can be experienced with external stimuli, and true contentment is to be discovered in ourselves. As you insightfully say Sean....life is something that needs the best from you, me....all of us:>)
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        Feb 14 2013: Hi Colleen
        For me, life is like a serious war, and I am a serious soldier..
        kind Regards
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          Feb 14 2013: Dear Mohammad,

          I can understand why you see life as a war, and yourself as a soldier, considering where you live. Do you think your new educational adventure will help take you out of the struggle.....at least for a little while?
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        Feb 14 2013: Hi Colleen
        No... Metaphorically speaking I think, I am a soldier...I like this way of thinking...and, to be honest with you… Life in Iran is quite good…you should come over and see..
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          Feb 14 2013: Oh....sorry Mohammad....I misunderstood your meaning. I would LOVE to visit Iran some day:>)
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        Feb 16 2013: Welcome to Iran….No.. You have got it; you are beyond my meanings…I love to go to Newyork..I love to live there Before my 30...maybe 4 ever..
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      Feb 14 2013: Hi Sean
      I think there is a problem with the way that our brains work..!...?.. How/why do we copare?..How do we come up a with a conclusion about our life?
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