Not hitting a six-figure income yet?
No worries, fam. Neither are we.
But if we did, apparently we would reach our "peak happiness"...whatever that means in this city.
Our friends in Philly, Seattle, and L.A. also have the same happiness baseline as us, while residents of Atlanta only need an income of $42,000 to hit their peak happiness levels.
I bet it doesn't cost $121.00 for an unlimited MetroCard in Atlanta though. #NewYorkerProblemz
According to the study, the chances of smiling and laughing increase with household income, but it caps off at a certain number. Anything beyond that still won't resolve your existential crises.
So, the moral of the story is this: money can buy happiness—only a certain amount of happiness, but happiness nonetheless.
The next time you hear "there is a Brooklyn-bound train one station away" and you're contemplating throwing yourself into the tracks, just remember: you're only this suicidal because your boss denied your raise request.
Until we reach that magic 105k, we'll just count on happy hours to stay mentally stable.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Time Out NY]