The article mentioned the researches being done and the conclusion henceforth that Richer Economies needn't necessarily mean a Happier Economy. I will leave you to go through the article and come up with your conclusions, what i wanted to muse about now is about the "Reverse-Flow" here. By "Reverse-Flow", i mean the diametrical question "Does being Happy means you will be Wealthy" ? And i assume many of you will be nodding your heads. Yes, indeed we will be Wealthy, if we are Happy.
Let me state a simple illustration. According to one of the research conducted (to find if people are happier when their economic conditions improve, there was an important observation which says that poorer people are satisfied with their living where as when the economic conditions improve, it is usually accompanied by a little insatisfaction as the need to want more increases. Its like a person walking envies the person who goes by cycle and once he gets a cycle , he looks on the bike rider and wants it. After bike, it is car,plane etc.(Of course, you cant own a plane, unless you are loaded with immense money !!, i meant traveling by plane !! ) The inherent need for more things can be attributed to Man's mind set. He basically needs more to satisfy his ego, whatever name we give to it... So the question of Happy if being Wealthy might go on and on, depending upon what we see...
Yet i feel that if one ask Being Wealthy if Happy might give us a clue to how we can really be happy as well as wealthy. Happiness is nothing but a state of mind. And there can be only one person who can be responsible for his state. It is "His/Her". Like what we say, we cannot ofcourse control what happens to us, but we may control to some extent how we react to it. There we go is the secret of the Happiness. Just understand that if we decide which will let us make happy can go a long way in determining our wealth. Wealth can be in monetary ways or it can be Peace, Health etc,., varying from each person to other.
Suppose for a person,his mindset is like "Having more Money makes me Happy", a little re-framing of his mindset to say that "Being Happy brings more Money to me" will ensure you are Happier as well as you will have abundant money. We all know, whatever we say to our mind, it believes what we say and manifest accordingly what we want.
Like Paulo Coelho said:
““When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.””