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July 21, 2014
In op-ed for New York Times, AEI's Arthur Brooks adjures us to "love people, not pleasure," and unlock the key to lifelong happiness.
"For decades, psychologists have been compiling a vast literature on the relationships between different aspirations and well-being. Whether they examine young adults or people of all ages, the bulk of the studies point toward the same important conclusion: People who rate materialistic goals like wealth as top personal priorities are significantly likelier to be more anxious, more depressed and more frequent drug users, and even to have more physical ailments than those who set their sights on more intrinsic values." -- Arthur Brooks, the New York Times