The life of the average African is hard compared with the easy time many Westerners enjoy. Most Africans are subsistence farmers, with both men and women spending long hours in the fields. Labor-saving machinery such as agricultural implements or household devices are practically non-existent. Hence the life of most Africans revolves around their daily work. Despite this, the overall impression is that the people are generally happy, if not content. Why is it that people who have less are happier?