Are you content with your life?What makes you happy?

@gxnfly (1147)
China
April 5, 2008 2:37am CST
Do you think there is a strong connection between material wealth and general contentment?Is is a cliche to say that money can't buy happiness? If you acquired sudden rich,say win a lottery,will you be happy forever?Or when the initial joy worn off,you just back to where you were before?OK,there are lots of questions for you .If material wealth doesn't bring happiness,then what does? Some people may say family relationship is the key to long-term contentment,such as falling in love,having lovely kids ,living in harmony.Nowadays people increasingly spend more time watching TV alone or surf the Internet rather than spend some quality time with their family or friends.Can technology truly make you happy?I don't know,as for myself,I must admit I spend most my time alone surfing the the Internet.Maybe you say that's kind of sad.But that's the way I am,I don't want to change anything.I should say technology makes me content and happy.
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17 responses
• China
5 Apr 08
I don't think I am content my family is not rich my job is not my really want(just still have a distance to my dream of) when I wake up I think I must do something and must pay something everyday and I do the something day and night and I know it means nothing to my life It really feel bad
@Dorislee (209)
• China
5 Apr 08
I think few people satisfied with their current life, even rich one. What wil makes me happy? recently, I think earn much money will makes me happy.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Recently, i realized that money does not really make much happy as much as my friends does. My family also makes me happy. Of course I also gain happiness from loving the Lord.
@leo321 (214)
• China
6 Apr 08
it is undenyable that money can make us happy,because if i have no money i would worry about my bread everyday,if encounter some laborious age,maybe i would be reduced to beggar. besides,family is also a important element to make us happy,even it is the most important one. still there are other things that make us happy,such us friends,travel.etc..
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• India
6 Apr 08
its a very controversial topic to talk about.in my view money cannot buy love though it can buy happiness.you cannot do without either of them.if you have love and a great family but you have nothing to offer them and can't look after their needs time comes when out of depression and feeling of restlessness is taken out on each other in one way or the other.when you have money most of the problems are solved on their own.if someone's sad and upset with you you can take them out to a restaurant or send them flowers which can make them feel wanted and loved.so i will say money is important for happiness.yes technology makes you happy as it offers you with what you what and the way you want it.for example it makes you connect to the people all over the world,saves time,keeps you aware of things happening in all the world.
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• Philippines
6 Apr 08
i believe that any amount of things that makes you happy would make you happy forever.. i believe that everyone of us wouldn't be satisfied in just one thing, because we are human, people tend to be happy for only a while.. we could never be happy forever because happiness can only be attained if we are satisfied in what we have.. in long term relationships, there are still some ups and downs that we encounter and we lose and gain happiness from it... which i conclude that, sad to say, we cannot have happiness forever...
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
I was raised to see it this way, contentment is like a glass of water. Most people would look at it half empty than half full. I admire those who have less in life but happy than rich people with no contentment. But hey! Isn't it a lot nicer to be rich and contented.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I think it is true that money cannot buy happiness! Too many people will fake friendship with you to get money and some will even hurt you to get more of it! So I want to be able to trust the people in my life better than that! I think truly happy people would be happy no matter what, even on a deserted island where no other humans live! It can be tougher to feel happy if you have a mental disorder that makes you feel depressed or sad at times, otherwise happiness does come from within! Being satisfied with what you have, not too upset with yourself because of your actions, forgiving others and yourself are good ways to feel happier, or more content with your life! Exercise like walking and lifting weights also helps, as well as certain foods, increase our endorphins and an make us feel quite good! Those are methods that I use to feel happier with myself and my life!
@rlc456 (415)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Well, I say yes I am content with my live. Although we would all love to have more money,not have to work but you know the saying live goes on. Yes I do thing technology does somewhat take away from family things. But you can still work around these things to make time for family things. Take our family we have a very large family. So what we try to do is about every 3 months we have a family get together, everyone brings a covered dish, we just hangout, a have fun and the kids have fun. I feel we should all try to do this, because our world moves so fast it is importmant we spend time with each other.
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
I agree on this... Money could never by time and happiness. I believe that loving people and loving the Lord has brought me much happiness than I thought. As they say the best expression of love is time. So better spend time with the people you love.
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
true, material things gives us a sort of happiness, but that last for a minute or two(agree?), family and friends gives a longer term of happiness, but still does not last forever, i think what really gives everlasting happiness is being contented of what you have..
8 Apr 08
to be completely honest. Money is the key to my contentment. When i don't have to worry about money im the happiest bunny alive. Whenever there are months when i get paid enough not to have to worry about what im spending, then thats the month you see the biggest smile on my face cuz i don't have to worry about gas in the car to visit all my mates and relatives. I can go out to the pub and meet all my mates, and i can take my gf on trips to the cinema and out for dinner etc. In saying that its not always the case that id go out and spend it al the time, i quite like a quiet nite in the house with mates and/or my gf. But i enjoy those nights a whole lot more when i don't have to think about what i may need to spend on bills and travel etc the next day for work. So in conclusion money makes me happy but its not the be all and end all of my happiness, it just helps me get where i want to be and do what i want to do with the poeple around me that make me happy. Like i said i suppose its just the worry of not ever having enough that brings me down, when i don't have to think about that im great.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 08
I am content with my life now and would love a little extra money to help me with daily living costs. If I won a big lotteryit would not change me but i would just be as careful as before with just a bit more money to use. I love being on Mylot and spend a lot of time here and am happy doing it.With more money i would have less worries and I would be happy because I would not spend all of it at all.
@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 08
Ya, money really can't buy happiness. I don't think the rich people can live happily. Being happy is not because of wealth or money. You right about the family relationship. Loving each other, caring each other and enough time with family. We can make watching TV or surfing internet is part of family activities. Some people felt that technology can makes them happy. Ya, may be.
@nimette (339)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
you tend to miss the simple things in life if your living in the fast lane. material things can easily be stripped out of you. perhaps there's a connection but its more of how you value things. as for me family relationship is somthing i really value. we've been through plenty of trying times & still laugh at our situation. we never lose hope & we work hard & support each other to achieve our dreams and support is still there during dissapointments. you can only achieve happiness through LOVE which is really present in my family & even friends. and i'll be working on establishing that kind of love once i have my own family too.
• China
6 Apr 08
money can't buy happiness . but it can take you happiness if you have no money . you can buy anything , have nothing , have no happiness
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I am not content and am far from happy. Material wealth isn't the key, but it certainly can help. If you are having a hard time getting by, or living a low quality life for lack of funds, having more money wouldn't be a hinderence by any means. Personally, I think the key to happiness is what you stated in your post, namely: love, relationships, and children. For me, there is none of the above, which is part of why I feel as I do, I'm sure. Of course the number one thing most couples fight about it money, so it does go back to material wealth. Then again those who fight over it, usually don't have enough and that puts a huge strain on any relationship.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Makes me happy today is to see my family or loved ones happy!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Apr 08
With and without money can make one happy too, depending on how they look at life.. For me, wealth is only important when i can use it to accomplished my goals in life.. Once i've fulfilled all my goals in life, i iwll be very contented.. Because in life, not many ple can achieve all their dreams and goals.. So if i manage to do all that, wealth is not important to me anymore ^_^ just enough for me to get by everyday and i will have no regrets..