Guillaume Penaud Posted over 1 year ago Does a higher level of education increase happiness? I've seen and met poor and non educated people in Cambodia and Laos who seemed happy in their life, even if they had nothing. However, I didn't stay enough time to know how they really live in the long time and to really understand their life... Nevertheless, I was quite surprising because I didn't expect such happiness, so I started to think about happiness and its roots. To be brief, I concluded that happiness is not only a question of education of money, but reside in social stability. You are happy if you have a familly, friends, an occupation and enough food, money and time to live and share. Of course, education can increase and enhance social links, but, you can be very educated, if you live in a bad social environment, you will not be happy.