Two Selves, Two Happiness Levels

Daniel Kahneman created the discipline of emotional economics. In this talk, he explains that we have two selves, two distinct ways we gauge happiness: a remembering self and an experiencing self. A TED talk.

He also describes findings that happiness does increase in proportion to wealth, but only up to $60,000. After that, “we get an absolutely” flat line from a sample size of over 600,000.