Why do people become materialistic monsters, when depressed or nervous? Whenever someone is sad or under the blue – s/he spends every dime into buying clothes, shoes or grabbing a grub at his/her favorite restaurant. All just to become or feel happy again. But most fail to realize that money cannot buy happiness.
A recent study by The London School of Economics – found that happiness is not about money or your bank balance. It’s related to the presence of a stable mental health, along with a healthy relationship with your partner or loved ones.
Love and robust mental health provides bliss and happiness in a person’s life, more than high income, or a billion dollars in the bank. Being emotionally broken causes unhappiness more than being broke. A few researchers evaluated 200000 people from Britain and identified that one component that made most of them unhappy was emotional hassles.
As per The Guardian – we can derive happiness not from money, but instead by focusing our attention on beating depression and overcoming anxiety. The co-author of the study – Professor Richard Layard – shared with BBC that things that make up for our misery and happiness are our physical and mental health and social relationships.
Social media and money drive our society and firmly infatuate it. The concept of getting “Likes” and acquiring things has turned us on the brink of chaos. We have forgotten everything about happiness and what a real life is made of. Thus, it’s crucial to worry less over material things and start cultivating and strengthening real connections and relationships with others.
The key is to channelize the inner yogi and start practicing balance in life. Maintain a steady income, but avoid prioritizing making money rather than building relationships. Mental health equates to happiness in life. So, stop worrying about money and spend time with your loved ones.