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There's Earning, and Then There's Overearning
Is there such a thing as overearning? The answer appears to be, "yes." People in a revealing series of studies were offered the chance to earn as much as they could or enjoy a bit more leisure. All were told to do what would make them happiest. Many overconsumed, even when they knew they couldn't take it with them. But when limited as to how much they could earn, happiness ratings went up. There may be some lessons for real life in this.
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