In Pursuit of Happiness

Career Journal has published an article suggesting that Americans are no happier today than they were 30 years ago. Despite significant gains in material wealth, we Americans have found no additional happiness. (I wonder how lawyers are fairing in this regard–my guess is that we are less happy as a group than we were 30 years ago.)

Why haven’t the numbers gone up? Is it because most of us have not taken the time to figure out what makes us happy? Is it because “stuff” is not the key to happiness?

Is it time for some introspection? A career assessment? For you law firm folk out there, I will soon have an on-line tool that will help you take stock of your experience. For now, it can be found here.

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