Would you prefer a more expensive apartment with a shorter commute or a less expensive apartment with a long commute?
That’s one of the many real world questions researchers at the University of British Columbia asked more than 4,600 participants in the latest study on happiness.
The questions aim to get to the heart of what people value more: time or money.
“It appears that people have a stable preference for valuing their time over making more money, and prioritizing time, is associated with greater happiness,” the doctoral student in social psychology at the University of British Columbia said.
I – Word Understanding
commute – a journey you take from home to work/work to home
get to the heart (of) – to find or to know the most important fact (of something)
II – Have Your Say
1. How do you value your time and money?
2.Here is a famous qoute about time, money and energy. Please state your reaction and your related plans in life:
Kids & teenagers – have energy and time but no money
Adults – have energy and money but no time
Elderly people – have time and money but no energy
3. What are the little things in life that make you happy?