Forskere Christopher Boyce og Gordon Brown fra University of Warwick har studert sammenhengen mellom penger og hvorvidt man er fornøyd med sitt liv. Det viser seg at pengene gjør deg lykkeligere, men til et visst punkt. Det er her naboene kommer inn i bilde:
You might buy a new car. But if your neighbour has just bought the very same car, that new car doesn’t seem as good as it once was if you were the only one to have that car.
(Kilde: Science Daily)