Daily Quote: “Happiness is about Respect not Riches”
Reflection: The in-sight into what makes people happy is very clear —It is not riches but Respect,that makes us happy. Seeking financial riches detracts from your ability to stay on your path to a happiness and living a meaningful life . This insight is all about being aware of your surroundings , connecting with other people and being tolerant and showing empathy and compassion for those less fortune than us. Compassion and Respect drive happiness.
Recent research suggests not that the rich are inherently more unethical or insensitive but that experiencing high status makes people more focused on themselves and feel less connected to others—an important lesson in this age excesses and material stock piling by the rich.
“The rich aren’t bad people, they just live in a selfish, less compassionate and insular worlds,” study co-author Paul Piff told Greater Good earlier this year. “But if you’re able to reduce the extremes that exist between the haves and the have-nots, you’re going to go a long way toward closing the compassion and empathy gap.”
Happiness is about Respect, Not Riches. Research has long suggested that money and riches do not by happiness in life; a study published in Psychological Science in July confirms that finding and goes a step further, changing the stakes of what we think of as high status: It turns out that if we’re looking to money, we’re looking in the wrong place.
More information at: http://www.dailygood.org/2013/03/13/insights-from-the-science-of-meaningful-life/