It is interesting that when we talk about happiness we often will say, money can’t buy it.”
But if you trace this worldwide map of happiness it becomes very obvious that there is a correlation between wealth and happiness. I think that we tend to say it when we are in a position not to worry about meeting our everyday needs and we begin to think about our higher purposes. Time to do this only comes when we have enough money and spare time to contemplate such issues.
This is not to say that if we don’t have money we can’t be thinking about spirituality and the deeper meaning of life. It says to me though that the reason why so many of us are depressed is because we have realised the superficiality of our lives and the fact that money hasn’t changed that.