“Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don't want..to impress people that they don't like.” ― Will Rogers
Something a lot of scientist look at is the GIP or Gross Income Per capita which basically just means the average income for the area in which you live. There was a study done where they took several GIP areas across the country and charted them since the end of World War II to present or present being two thousand and twelve. IT showed that even as GIP which includes minimum wage and many other factors that the happiness level of the populations they were watching did not seem to rise? You may think why is that? Will raising the income of all raise the happiness of all?
Stress levels are a key factor on our happiness whenever we are bogged down by stress in remains really hard for people to be happier. Before you continue who do you believe has more stress the rich or the poor? It is actually said to be about even when it comes to stress just different kinds of stress. While many people tend to think poor people have more stress because of worrying about bills and living paycheck to paycheck which there right the rich have a lot to worry about too. Stress overall is bad for everyone. While the poor have to worry about bills the rich have to worry about their business and what they have to do next to make sure the company stays afloat. So far the middle class is winning out of the stress levels plenty of money to pay their bills but no need to worry about businesses for most of them. If you are always filled with stress it will raise your cortisol levels which will make you sick so there for you are depressed more.
Family relations are another key part of happiness at least for a lot of people. Family closeness has a little bit to do with wealth but both usually complain about not seeing their parents very often the rich never see their family because they are either at work or off with their friends or something of that sort. While the rich hardly see their families because they are busy working trying to pay the bills at least for some of them. Once again the middle class are usually the nine to five people who work and go home to their family usually only have to work one job and have the weekends often to spend time with the wife and kids. While the poor have to stay and keep working to pay their bills and the rich have to stay and make sure the company stays a float so they never have time to go home. So the rich and the poor both have people suffer from distant family which is something the rich do not believe exist within their own family. If you do not get to see your family for reasons mentioned or unmentioned then you are missing a whole aspect of happiness by not being able to see the people you love. It will eventually lead to depression which adds to the negatives on your happiness scale.
Romantic relationships are another point of happiness because even if life sucks are you not...