A University of Southern California study found
that greater wealth didn't translate into greater happiness. The
survey monitored the lives of approximately 1,500 people over the
course of thirty years. Richard Easterlin, a professor at USC, says
that instead of money, time with family and good health tends to make
people happy. Easterlin added that one reason wealth doesn't
necessarily lead to happiness is because people with more money
usually want more things. We can only wonder how much time and money
was expended to come to this conclusion. Those who have studied the
scriptures have known this for some time, because the Bible tells us
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.
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