Amy Novotney's Money Can T Buy Happiness

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Summary: In “Money Can’t Buy Happiness” Amy Novotney, a writer for the American Psychological Association, reports that money does not lessen the burdens of life. To do this, she starts by showing that, contrary to popular belief, rich people have many problems that can’t be solved with money. For example, it doesn’t help one to be a better parent. In a survey among wealthy families, parents stated that although their money helps them to provide for their children, it does not aid in teaching responsibility or help the children to fit in with their peers. Novotney infers that as money fixes problems, it brings up others. Therefore, it hinders growth where most people would assume that it helps. She then goes on to warn that money is contradictory
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