It seems like the world has its own life-work balance and thanks to the fact that we’re (on average) working less we are happier!
The second conclusion challenges the received notions of mankindâ€™s moods. A tenet of political science is that happiness levels rise with wealth and then plateau, usually when a countryâ€™s national income per head reaches around $25,000 a year. â€œThe richer a country gets,â€ argued Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett in â€œThe Spirit Levelâ€, an influential book of 2009, â€œthe less getting still richer adds to the populationâ€™s happiness.â€ Many on the left have concluded that pursuing further economic growth is pointless. Even right-wing politicians such as Britainâ€™s prime minister, David Cameron, and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, have set up projects to study â€œgross national happinessâ€.