Money buys happiness -- if you spend on someone else

Looks like charity is good for a person:

Money buys happiness – if you spend on someone else

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it on someone else, researchers reported on Thursday.

Spending as little as $5 a day on someone else could significantly boost happiness, the team at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School found.

Their experiments on more than 630 Americans showed they were measurably happier when they spent money on others – even if they thought spending the money on themselves would make them happier.

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Now I am wondering if some will pervert this to say higher taxes make people happier. Some are only happy if they are spending other people’s money instead of spending their own money on others.

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