“We know that the best predictor of human happiness is human relationships and the amount of time that people spend with family and friends.

We know that it’s significantly more important than money and somewhat more important than health. That’s what the data shows. The interesting thing is that people will sacrifice social relationships to get other things that won’t make them as happy — money.”

Happy faceProfessor Happiness, Harvard social psychologist Daniel Gilbert from an interview in the New York Times

Dan Gilbert directs a laboratory studying the nature of human happiness