Episode 39 – Theories of Happiness
What is happiness? Chris, David and Producer Tommo take a look at the Know Thyself principle from the Financial Wellbeing book, exploring four different theories of happiness. Have no fear, the podcast is not going highbrow! Just looking at what makes us happy, how money fits into this and how we can change our behaviour for the better. With listeners questions and some great #tightasstommo money saving tips, this episode is sure to make you smile.
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness” Frank Tyger
0:11 – Welcomes and introductions
0:40 – What is an EOT?
1:55 – The mancave and book writing
3:40 – What is this podcast all about?
4:19 – Listeners Questions
Work experience, learning and mobile phones
7:23 – Tight Ass Tommo
double bookings, gloves and making rich friends
Many thanks to @dontdelay – david hearne & @taxwriterltd – rebecca cave
Tip of the week – state pension credits
11:28 – Theories of Happienes
11:52 – Set point theory – ie glass half full or half empty
14:48 – Comparison theory – keeping up with the joneses
18:15 – Need theory – certain needs are met in order to be happy
21:17 – Intrinsic value – doing things because you enjoy them
23:30 – What makes David & Producer Tommo happy?
26:16 – Summary of happiness
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