THE HEALTHIEST PEOPLE AREN’T AFTER HAPPINESS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS–THEY’RE MAKING MEANING.
Happiness is associated with taking from people, while meaning is associated with giving to people, according to a Journal of Positive Psychology study. As we’ve noted before, giving is an investment in long-term success.
It’s not that the people with the hardest, most other-centric jobs are the happiest. They just have the most meaning.