Money money money

New York psychologist and author April Lane Benson… been counseling clients for years that the acquisition of wealth for the wrong reasons is virtually a prescription for unhappiness.

“So much of the literature says that there is an inverse relationship between subjective well-being and materialism,” she says. “But it only holds when the motives have to do with the desire to hoard, amass and use money for power and control, keep up with the Joneses, rather than as a vehicle for generosity.

“It does not hold when you want money in order to educate your children or save for the future.” -from “Does Money Make You Mean?”
By Jay MacDonald