What should be our basic purpose in life?

finding your purpose

What should be our basic purpose in life? What kind of society should we live in? Prof. Layard argues that the objective for our society should not be to become richer and richer. Wealth, he claims, is related to happiness only up to a point – and where the two diverge, we should not forget that the promised happiness was the only reason we attempted to become richer in the first place.

RICHARD LAYARD is best known for his contributions to happiness economics. You are likely to know him as the author of “Happiness: Lessons from a New Science” (2005) – a book which redefined the simplistic economic link between income and happiness. He is also the co-founder of the Action for Happiness movement, now counting over 30,000 members. In both 2012 and 2013 Professor Layard co-edited the World Happiness Reports. Professor Layard’s studies have over the years considered unemployment and inequality. Moreover his recent work on the importance of non-income variables contributing to aggregate happiness has focused on mental health.

For some of us, however, happiness comes from freedom, meaning being completely free to run our life at our own pace, waking up when we like, spending time with only with people that we enjoy and making our money work for us (not the other way around). If you are in search for this lifestyle, watching this video might be the best thing you’ve ever done…

4 Responses to What should be our basic purpose in life?

  1. Vishanth reddy says:

    I want to change my life style

  2. franamico says:

    Ok, I understand…and how exactly would you like to spend the rest of your life?

  3. father says:

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  4. franamico says:

    You’re very welcome 🙂

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