Do you earn enough money to make you happy?

@easy888 (10405)
Australia
May 5, 2007 7:33pm CST
'If i tell you money is not important,I must be lying,I have a couples of friends who are really rich,they have their businesses, but i cannot see them happy,they have many worries all the days, they are thinking how to be richer,they have lots of investment,they keep checking their stocks in the market everyday,monitoring the up and down of the market at every moment. What do you think?? Do you think money is the most important thing in your life? Or other things like family,friends,health,etc?? Are you earning enough money now? Do you have any plans to earn more?? Do you think you will still be happy if you do not have much money? Will you change your lifestyle if you become rich one day?? 'I am not rich but I am happy, I have love from my friends and family,although I do not earn much money and I am trying to earn a bit extra online, luckily I am able to support my basic needs and pay the bills.I believe there are many things in life which are more important than money,if you are the one who keep pursuing money and have neglected every other things,may be it is a good time to take a break and look at the wonderful things around you. A simple life can also make you happy.' Good luck all.Hope you guys can earn more and stay happy like me:))
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131 responses
• Canada
6 May 07
No matter how much money one has in life they have to learn to be happy about who they are and not about what they have . It is always nice to have extra but there are so many more imprortant things in life then money . I do believe money is important to be able to pay off the bills and to have enough food and shelter each month and although it is nice to have , anything else should be classified as extra . I don't have any plans right now that I know of to be able to earn more but if I came upon something that I would consider I might like and this won't impose on my family then I would consider it as the last job I worked really stressed my children out so I would have to take this into consideration before I could make a decision . My life is not going to change that much weather I have more or not . Those with very little money can prove to be the happiest people alive whereas someone with a lot of money can be miseralbe and alone . Money does not buy happiness but with happiness one can still have money !!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
Exactly.For me ,i will be happy if i can support my basic needs,of course i will try to earn a bit extra, if i cannot ,i will not be unhappy as i have tried my best. Oh.yeah, i remembered your discussion' will you give up your job for your children.' Good luck.
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• United States
6 May 07
I believe money is important, but it is not most important to have more money. Those who don't believe this will never be happy because they will never have enough money. I want more money because it gives me more power to help others. I see money as a tool for making bigger and better things.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
Good to hear that,you are generous
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
6 May 07
Money does make the world go around. But it dosnt buy happiness. Friends and family are more important, but you could always use a little bit more money in your life.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
True,friends and family are more important than money but it is never bad to earn a bit extra:)
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
6 May 07
Happiness is not connected to money directly. In the sense that money cannot buy you happiness, no matter how much you have. But you can be enormously rich and happy also. Or, you can be enormously rich and be very sad and unhappy. I would rather have money to give me things I want and to use to help others. I don't expect having millions will make me happy, but being able to do the things I might want to do will give me some sense of pleasure. For example, if you wanted to start a business and needed some money, and we worked out a deal so that I would give you your seed money, then I would be happy that I was able to help you out. In fact I am active in the markets trading stock options. I love doing it. But I don't constantly worry about what the market is doing every minute. I can make money if the markets go up or if they go down. So no matter which way they are going, there is money to be made. Those that fear losing money in the markets or elsewhere, will find themselves losing it as their fears become reality. There is nothing wrong with having lots of money if you use it for good purposes. The trick is for you to use it without fear of losing it verses letting your money use you to create fears and worries within youself. I hope you find a way to make millions because you and everyone else deserves it.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
Oh,,trading options is a bit risky, but I think you have also buy the stocks to hedge so that you are risk free and eanr money regardless of the market movement. You are right,if they are fear of loss in the market,it is better not to talk part in the trading,the game rules in stock market is high rish,high return.
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@kenetot18 (452)
• United States
6 May 07
no i do not earn enough money and it definitely cannot make me happy, how can i go to 6flags if i don't have enough money, how can i buy a gift for my hubby and my father if i don't have enough money?how can i graduate from college if i don't have enough money, how can i go home next year,and have a trip to boracay,if i don't have enough money!money is so stressful,if i'm just rich,then i don't have to think of anything.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
Work hard to earn more money then, and I hope you can at least buy something you want for your hubby and be able to support your family. Good luck:)
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@buenavida (8147)
• Sweden
6 May 07
It does not matter how much we have, if we are not satisfied with it, we are still poor. If we have the necessary things in life, food, some place to live on and relatives and good friends, we can live without the extra luxury. Many who have lots of money can still be miserable so money alone does not give happiness.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
Some rich people may not get many friends and they live in a lonely way even they get alot of money and those who make friends with him just want to get advantages from him/her.
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@183318 (264)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 07
ya.. many people and rich man surrounding me is have unhappy life becouse all his son wasting everything and go to live other place never stay with them.. means that more we earn more the friend we lost if didnt handle this situation good way...
@edgar1868 (204)
• Philippines
6 May 07
My happiness is my family. When I'm with them, I'm happy. When I see them happy, It makes me more happier. Money, as a tool, can make you more secure and live comfortably but cannot make you happy. That's why if you are a working person, make sure you achieve a good work-life balance. Work hard for your comfort,want and needs. Play hard with your kids,spouse and friends. This may not be a surefire way to make you happy but it will take you there easily.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 May 07
Me too.I am very happy when i am with my family.I also try to work hard while get a balance between life and friends:)
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
6 May 07
Well If you ask me what is mort important ..!!! Then friends,family and love..! Say "money" is a want not a need but love is a need not a want..!!People usually get confused over their needs and wants..!!Thats the big problem once you come to know about the difference in two(need and want) every problem will disappear in a min. But some people says that when "money" lacks in a house then "love" escapes through the window..lol So try having all of them in a small quantities just like a mixture ..little bit of love,little bit of hate,little bit of care,little bit of money and little bit of money!! thats it..!
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 May 07
Just a little bit of those will make me very happy.:)
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
6 May 07
Okay, without wanting to go too much into my life story, I have been to many countries and have lived in several of them for more than 3 years each. And I've been down and out several times. And the one big lesson I learned is that people don't respect you and take advantage of you if you have no or little money. And it was the same everywhere, in every culture. So money is a MUST. We read a lot about values, love, personal growth, etc, but it's all worthless if you are broke or have little money because people either don't respect you or you can't defend yourself in tough situations when you're up against people with more money than you have. Yes, I believe that money is not everything, but without money you get nothing. It's a tough old world.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
I partly agree with you,people will always respect to rich people but tend to ignore poor people.Many people are snobbish,luckily my friends are not because they are poor like me..lol
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@asahibza (388)
• Canada
6 May 07
If I were, I would not be on MyLot. I think it has been proved time and again that money comes with hard work. Whosoever, puts hard work and is determined, wins the race. What matters is the direction, the right path and right strategies. Most of us desire riches. Nothing bad in that. After all riches make life so easy. But not many strive enough for it. They give up after a while. Riches come to those who are steadfast and demonstrate perseverance. It is also said that in order to obtain riches, one has to be dishonest. I don't know the truth in that. I believe that money ultimately comes to honest people in the long run. They may not get it immediately, but eventually, they are the winners. One should not stop working for money. One should strive to find different ways of making money honestly and diligently. There are a lot of success stories out there and we should get inspiration from those. If anyone wants to read Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich", you can download it from my blog or website free. Please look for free stuff while browsing. www.IWant2MakeMoneyOnline.blogspot.com www.businesses-jobs-careers.com
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
You are right and i do not see anything wrong to earn more money. But one should have a balance between welath and happiness,right?
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I donot think money makes me happy. It helps to make a comfortable life. I am contented with just paying my bills and having some extras for fun things.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
it is sure that money helps us secure a comfortable life. having enough money to answer for all our needs will surely enhance our state of happiness. for most of us, having enough money for all our needs will just be it.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
6 May 07
I can honestly say that money is of secondary importance in my life. I realise that it is easy to say this providing that I have sufficient to live on, but it amazes me how many people actually worship money. I can survive quite well on my current income and even manage to save a little, so I see no reason to chase any more.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
Good to hear that.so that mean you have a happy life right now?
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
6 May 07
Right now we don't earn enough money due to the debts we are paying. But in a year or two when our debts are paid off things should be ok. I am on disability and I make 60% less than I did a year ago. I am still generally happy.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
Work hard and I hope you can get over the hard time.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
6 May 07
We all wish we had more money or more of something. I am happy, but I wish I had more money to pay off my bills. I don't think that we can earn enough money to make us happy. I think you should be happy regardless of how much money you make, or else it doesn't matter what you buy or how much is in your account. You will never be happy if your not happy with yourself.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
True,you can also be happy even you are rich. It just depends on how is your perception to money.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 May 07
Hi easy 888, well i have a home on 2 acres all paid for,and a truck and a car,paid for...Between my husband and i we make a pretty good amount of money per month,this mylot is more of a hobby for me...we have all we need and enough to buy the things we want so im happy.Money is not the most important thing in life,we need enough to meet our daily needs but other than that we don't need alot of money to be happy,i agree..I am much happier than some of my friends that have a lot of money and i have more than they do,people with money are sometimes thats all they worry about,making more or worried about someone taking them for something,thats just too much worry for me.I plan to live my life and be happy with what i have.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
Good on you slickcut,I agree with you,we do not need much money to be happy,and more money may means more worries .
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
6 May 07
money doesn't necessarily have to make me feel happy, but it sure helps. i have been poor before, and i have never been rich, but to some people it may seem that way. its important to me so that we can pay for our bills, and have a decent life, but i don't have to live a rich life. i have a great family, and many friends, and good health, those are the things that make my life rich. money can come and go, but the other things in life are constant.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 May 07
True,money cannot buy a healthy body as well while a person withput much money c an have a healthy body. A rich person who always get illness will not be happy.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
6 May 07
I would be happy if I could get my credit cards all paid off. Then I'd just be happy to have enough money to pay my bills, help my kids and do some things I'd enjoy. But, I don't think being rich would make me happy. Being healthy and having my family and friends would be more important.
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• India
6 May 07
I earn more than enough and will earn much more in next few years. But the fact is - Money has nothing to do with happyness. You can earn less and still be happy in your life & vice versa.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
6 May 07
No I don't have enough money to make me happy. I do not make ends meet and when you are always worrying about paying your rent you are not happy. My money went down too much when my health got bad. Now I work from my home to make enough money to pay my bills. My life would be a lot better if there was enough money that I did not have to worry anymore. I don't need to be rich I just need to be comfortable.
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• India
7 May 07
i earn enough means that much as i needs only that much becaus more money more problem so i just earn little as for my shomach i need and for my family ok so i dont want much money
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
8 May 07
:)
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• India
8 May 07
what about u dear
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 May 07
I just earn enough to pay the bills.
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