Society has, for centuries, attempted to define ”happiness“. It somehow never managed to reach a conclusion as to what being happy truly means. Happiness is most likely grey, just like this social network we are debating on.
There have been many contradicting studies with respect to happiness.
On one hand, in 1938, a nearly 80-year long study led by Harvard University where scientists tracked both mental and physical health of 268 Harvard sophomores, concluded that their happiness was triggered by their human relations and interactions, rather than their money.
On the other hand, reputable Business newspaper Bloomberg recently asserted that an academic article, using data collected via the iPhone app Track Your Happiness, found a link between emotional well-being, being satisfied, and income. The article also found that the more money an individual has, the happier she/he will be.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." (Hall, 1906, 199)