Friday, March 19, 2010

Does Education Make you Happy?

While we all know that correlation does not imply causality, the strong correlation between level of education and subjective feeling of well-being is certainly interesting. Check out the following blog post and take a look at the scatter plot of level of eduction vs. happiness.

Does education cause happiness? Does happiness lead to more education? Are there 3rd or 4th variables which cause both happiness and a higher level of eduction?

What do you think?

1 comment:

Mike Baker said...

Talk Deeply, Be Happy? Would people be happier if they spent more time discussing the state of the world and the meaning of life — and less time talking about the weather? People who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on the subject. Dr. Mehl wants to see if people can actually make themselves happier by having more substantive conversations.