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Highly educated, but not satisfied?

Researchers have known for some time that higher education does not necessarily lead to greater levels of life satisfaction. They now know why.

A study has found that people with higher education exhibit a tendency to be modest in evaluating their lives and achievements; people with higher education usually expect more from life, but as these expectations are met, their satisfaction levels actually do not change.

Though higher education may not lead to greater life satisfaction, it does have numerous health and wellbeing benefits; people with higher education usually have higher income, report better health, and less likely to be sad or depressed.

Read more at University of Western Australia

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