In Response to How I Cut My Spending in Half to Take a Job I Loved:
This article reflects an aspect of inequality, a focus on upper-end of the spectrum, while ignoring concerns that affect regular people. People with middle-class incomes often do not have the luxury of the choice. These choices are as mentioned by others somewhat false, as the writer is highly affluent, downsizing to merely affluent.
I have the same 'problem ', so that my first thought was yes I can and do sacrifice money for happiness, but then again I make low six-figures. Added to that, my wife works; the only downside is that we pay Manhattan costs. I could make a higher low six-figure income, but then life could be more uncomfortable, with longer hours and less generous work environment, and similarly for my wife.