Everyone apparently agrees: money doesn’t bring happiness. It isn’t just the Christians saying it, but secular sources like Newsweek, whose story was picked up by Lifehacker. Still, the conclusion that they arrive at is odd:
The lesson: If you can get yourself into the comfort of middle class living, keep in mind that the longer and harder hours you’re putting in to climb the ladder from this point on probably won’t make you any happier.
So apparently some money will give happiness, but there is a point where it begins to decline in its returns? So is there a sweet spot of income? It is an understandable conclusion for them, but I think not. Check out the Boundless post for a different perspective on the same Newsweek article:
So let’s review: Money doesn’t buy happiness. Happiness may lead to wealth. True happiness comes from God. Add to that Proverbs 22:4: “Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.” Bottom line: Seek true contentment that comes from Christ, be wise and leave money to take care of itself.