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The British philosopher David Hume said: “ The great goal of all human endeavor is to achieve happiness.” Happiness is an ultimate goal of life and virtually everybody wants to be happy. Happiness is a psychological state of mind that the feelings of pleasure. Happiness is, after all, a state of mind. Happiness can be achieved by following measures including: psychological well-being, education system, living standards, government governance and politics, social position, and ecological environment wellness (Mankiw & Taylor, 2011, p. 8). Economic wealth is the net worth of firms, households, or nations, which are the value of all assets owned net of all liabilities owed at a period (Anderton, 2008, p. 203). It can be clearly seen that economic wealth and happiness are both important. This essay will examine whether economic wealth affects happiness. This paper will conclude that rises in economic wealth do not correlate with happiness. Many factors influence happiness, and the method of enhancing happiness. The essay will begin by discussing the relationship between economic wealth a…
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