The saying “Happiness is not in money” has a physiological basis.
According to psychologist Luciya Suleimanova, for many, a happy life is associated with material well-being, but the very pursuit of it does not make a person happy, which is associated with the hormone dopamine, which quickly ceases to be produced in response to habitual stimuli.
People constantly want more and better. At the same time, the understanding of happiness, as a rule, changes with the advent of life experience. Thus, young people do not assess life in a time perspective, and the lack of financial security does not cause fear in them.
People after 35 years are already building a temporary component, since their state of happiness is more connected with safety than with various "Wishlist", reports Sputnik radio.
Meanwhile, in order to feel happy, Russians need to earn an average of 161 thousand rubles a month.
Men need the most money - 181 thousand rubles. Women will be happy with a salary of 138 thousand rubles. Young people under 24 need 118 thousand rubles to feel happy.