Essay on Chasing the Dream

Submitted By daeun1016
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<Chasing the dream>
Increased wealth has certain advantages, but there are strong arguments for why it does not make us happier.
Habituation is the theory that people adjust quickly to changes in living standards and eventually take them for granted. Therefore, although improvements make them happier for a while, the effect fades rapidly.
People tend to compare their lot with that of others. They were happy with less, as long as they were better off than others. The implication of all this is that people's efforts to make themselves happier by working harder in order to earn and spend more are partly self-defeating.
People's rivalry over income does not extend to leisure. The result of this is that developed societies may tend to work too hard in order to consume more material goods, and so consume too little leisure.
There is nothing wrong with ambition, but if people remain unaware of the unconscious psychological impact it can have on their happiness, then happiness may remain elusive.

Two interactive dimensions at the heart of an individual’s behavior—assertiveness and responsiveness.
Assertiveness is the degree to which behaviors are seen by others as being directive or nondirective. Responsiveness is the degree to which behaviors are seen as emotionally expressive or emotionally controlled.
Analyzer (Analyzer types tend to take precise, deliberate and systematic approaches to their leadership responsibilities, and usually gather and evaluate a great deal of data before they act), Director(tend to be task-oriented, know where they want the organization to go and what they personally want to achieve in the process, express themselves succinctly, and get to the point quickly in the communication milieu.
Directors are typically pragmatic, results-oriented and objective), Creator(tend to look at the big picture; often take fresh, novel and innovative approaches to…