“[O]ur mind doesn't cause us to seek out the kinds of things that really would make us happy—things like social connection or taking time to experience gratitude. Even something as simple as what's called time affluence, which is just simply feeling like you have time to do stuff.
“We often think of wealth affluence and think that will make us happy. And sometimes we sacrifice our time to become wealthier but the data suggests [you should] stop. You're better off keeping time and foregoing financial wealth.”
- Yale professor Laurie Santos, “How to Prime Your Brain to be Happy,” GQ magazine