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Higher school education and happiness

Recently a study was released that making any more than $75,000 to $100,000 per year has no effect on your happiness. If you boil it down what they’re saying is that once you can afford the things you need like food, transportation, a place to live, and a little bit of leisure no amount of money is going to buy you true happiness. It buys you novelty (new experiences, in other word) but ultimately being a millionaire makes you no happier than if you made $80,000 a year.

The point here is the higher school education might be the key to happiness. With a high school degree the average salary is $27,000. With an post graduate degree the average salary is $74,000. That puts you right in that happiness range, particularly if you have a spouse or significant other contributing money. The answer is clear: get yourself a college education and you’ll be happier.