I love keeping up with research in the areas of happiness and personal values. Most of the studies which I read on the topic have boring titles with words like ‘Meta-analysis’ or ‘Co-variable.’ That’s what my eyes lit up when I saw this one: People Who Choose Time Over Money Are Happier. Blunt. Direct. And right to the point. I love it. A lot of people can skim findings like these and immediately file them under ‘I know it’s probably true, but my everyday life says otherwise.
The more I watch the contentiousness unfolding south of the border following the election of Joe Biden, the more I’m seeing the need for everyone to stop and listen to Carl Rogers. Let me explain what I mean. You see Carl Rogers was, for me, the most influential figure in 20th century psychotherapy. He came up with the idea of person-centred approach to life, an idea which has transformed not only psychology, but also business, medicine and almost every other modern disciplin