”Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” We all need financial security. It struck me how in our culture we define the good life more in terms of the consumption of material goods than in relationship to any other quality. What Provides for a Satisfying Life? As for Woodward and Bernstein, they are both retired and writing books for a living. The disconnection between money and happiness in wealthy countries is perhaps most clearly illustrated when growth in income in industrial countries is plotted against levels of happiness. So if the good

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