Wednesday, November 21, 2012


TO GROW INTO WEALTHY ADULTS - Happy, positive, extroverted teens are more likely than their gloomier, moodier peers to make more money and grow into wealthy adults, according to new research out of the UK. One of the main reasons? Happy and positive young adults tend to envision brighter futures and are more likely to work towards a degree, find work, and get promoted quicker compared to their moodier counterparts, say researchers from the University of Warwick and University College London. 
After analyzing data from 15,000 adolescents in the US, scientists found that those who reported higher life satisfaction went on to make earn “significantly” higher levels of income later in life. For example, a one-point increase in life satisfaction on a five-point scale at the age of 22 translated to a $2,000 increase in higher earnings per annum at the age of 29, the study found. The results of the findings were published November 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

“For the general public - and parents in particular - these findings show that the emotional well-being of children and adolescents is key to their future success, yet another reason to ensure we create emotionally healthy home environments,” said study lead author Jan-Emmanuel De Neve. For their study, researchers made comparative notes with siblings, showing that even within the same family, happier, more optimistic, extroverted and less neurotic teens tend to go on to earn higher incomes. 
De Neve said that the study suggests that policies to measure and improve happiness in teenagers will provide benefits in their later lives. “Everybody feels intuitively that the individuals who have a sunny disposition have a larger network and more opportunities seem to come their way, they are more likely to rise in an organisation and become a leader in the group. All these things have indirect ways of ending up in higher earnings and there is a direct effect that goes direct to income,” De Neve explains.

The happier you are as a teenager, the more money you are likely to earn by the time you reach 30, according to a long-term study that tracked the well-being and income of more than 10,000 people. Researchers found that the unhappiest people at age 16 and 18 earned 30% less than average earnings a decade later, whereas the happiest earned around 10% more than average. Society focuses on making money to become happy, but successful in life is not only measured in terms of high-income; relationship between happiness and render selfless and lovely service also work both ways. We should understand, at least at a theoretical level, that we are all spirit souls and the real source of our happiness and inner fulfillment is devotional service to the Lord.

The first adhikarana of the Vedanta-sutra discusses brahma-jijnasa (inquiry into Brahman). This statement is confirmed by the following statements of Vedic scripture: “The Supreme Personality of Godhead (bhuma) is the source of genuine happiness. Nothing else can bring one actual happiness. Only the Supreme Personality of Godhead can bring one happiness. For this reason one should inquire about the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” - Chandogya Upanishad 7.25.1 ... Sutra 14: “Because the Vedic literatures declare that the anandamaya person is the source of bliss for others, (it should be understood that the anandamaya person is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and not the individual spirit soul).” This is confirmed by the following statement of Taittiriya Upanishad (2.7): “Who is that person, without whom the living entities cannot feel happiness? That is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who delights the individual spirit souls.” This passage explains that the Supreme Brahman is the origin of happiness for the individual spirit souls.

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