As happiness research is a relatively new field, it still feels foreign to many. Our world-renowned happiness research speakers come from all over the world, with different backgrounds and experiences, but all are qualified to answer your most pressing questions.
Does money actually buy happiness?
For many people, this is the first question that comes to mind when mentioning happiness research, and for good reason: wherever we look, someone is trying to sell us something, making us believe that their product will improve our lives.
These ads are based on our innermost dreams and goals, fears and anxieties, and they speak to our most basic instincts.
But more money – for more things – does not necessarily mean increased well-being. As long as you can afford food, clothes, and a decent roof over your head, looking for ways to earn more money can actually make you unhappier.
Because once our basic needs are met, we do not actually need a lot more to be truly, authentically happy. On the contrary, when people have more money than they need, they tend to spend it according to social and cultural expectations by buying a bigger house and a flashier car — a chase for material things that will only be satisfying in the short-term. Pursuit of wealth then becomes a distraction for the more fulfilling things in life, like spending time with family and friends, or pursuing a new hobby that sparks joy.
Happiness research proves to us that while money is important, it is not — in any way — wealth that determines a happy and deliberate life. The goal of our keynote speakers is always awareness: making people realize what actually gives meaning and purpose, and what does not.
We live in a consumer-driven, material, and at times superficial world and it is time to adjust focus, stop living in abundance, and aim at improving our overall quality of life by making small changes every day and believing in them.
Reach out to us today, and let us help you find the perfect happiness research speaker for you and your organization.