This is a comforting article. According to the Daily Mail,
New research finds that happiness can be found in rewarding relationships, not material wealth. The research comes from Sweden, and researchers arrived at their conclusion by analyzing articles in Swedish newspapers for words that occurred most often in the same articles that contained the Swedish word for happiness. The study found that terms such as “grandmother” and personal pronouns such as “you”, “me”, “us”, and “them”were most often in the same articles as “happiness.” Resaerchers say this shows a collective perception among members of society as to what should make us happy. One researcher says, “Just as the Beatles sang, most people understand that money can’t buy you happiness or love.”
I’ve always thought that this was true. Money is nice, but there’s nothing like friends and family.