The Asymmetry Between Money and Feelings of Happiness – The Happiness Curve/Pyramid


Greetings to all readers. I’m sure you all remember their first millions, which they presumably made from the comfort of their own homes during the pandemic. But do you remember your first pocket money? Maybe it was 10, 20 or even 50€ that you received and made you feel independent and lucky. For example, if you receive €100 as a child, you are happy. If you earn money as an adult, you’re happy too, at least at first. But if you include Handls’ pyramid of happiness, you quickly realize that there is a certain limit above which money can no longer make you happy. The Handels pyramid is customizable for each individual as it combines the factors of the money you got in childhood with the factors of the money you earn as an adultd, you can securely work toward the path in which you are best.


Suppose you got €200 pocket money a month as a child and now you get around €8,000 net a month, so you have to calculate the current earnings from the pocket money at that time, means 8000/200 = 40 The number 40 is your luck multiplication factor, which you now use in all kinds of situations, such as in your bank.

The average happiness multiplication factor is about 17, which is far from enough to lead a happy life. The minimum happiness multiplying factor to live a happy life is 20.

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