“Money Can’t Buy You Love,” sang The Beatles. But they neglected to mention that money CAN buy you happiness. In this TED TALK, Michael Norton tells you how. Michael Norton has some incredible research to share with us. He has been experimenting with money: those who have it and those who don’t. More importantly, he has been noticing HOW people spend their money and the chemical reactions that this spending elicit in the brain.
The secret? Don’t spend the money on yourself: spend it on others. Norton presents some shocking data on spending can be a huge benefit for health, happiness, and community.
Now, if I can only get the song “Money Can Buy Me Happiness” out of my head!