Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen argues based on his research that the level of freedom and independence in societies are more likely to predict quality of than GDP. In other words, freedom increases happiness more than money.
Feeling down or not able to continue in tough times? Implement the cookie jar method into your life. You make a list of all your wins, victories, challenges, and obstacles of the past, put them in an imaginary jar, and take a bite off it whenever you need. If the arguably toughest man on the planet, David Goggins, uses this concept,why not you too?
“If only we wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is difficult, since we think them happier than they are.”
Charles de Montesquieu