In this Ted Talk, spoken by Michael Norton- a professor of business at Harvard University, provides an answer to the common question of “does money buy happiness?”. By conducting many different similar experiments, he finds that the results are mostly the same from place to place. He gave different amounts of money to people starting in Vancouver, and then to different countries. These people were told to either spend the money on themselves or on somebody else. It was found that the people who were asked to spend the money on others were happier than those who bought themselves something. It was also reported that, in a group setting or team, those who spent an amount of money on their group members or their teammates rather than themselves resulted in an overall group performance improvement was clearly shown from this. This is because spending money on yourself is something we all do everyday anyways, but you are doing something different when you look out for other peoples’ wants and needs. Money and wealth is an obvious recurring theme in The Great Gatsby. In the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is always spending his money by throwing these extravagant and fancy parties solely for the enjoyment of others. So, according to Norton, Gatsby should be happy. However, Gatsby has intentions of winning the attention and love of Daisy in doing this. Jay Gatsby essentially spends his wealth in the wrong way, in hopes to get Daisy’s attention. Also, he isn’t really thinking of doing a nice deed for others, in fact, Gatsby merely shows off his wealth so that people will like him and provide him with company by attending his parties and drinking his provided alcohol .