April 14, 2008 10:17am CST
I wonder what it's like to "Live Large" or if I would even like it. right now, I have enough money to live on and have a nice stash for our old age, but I wonder what advantages I could have if I were rich! I hear rich people are all messed up. Does too much money make you unhappy? I wonder. Sometimes poor people seem to be happier just having the bare essentials. Maybe being poor makes you appreciate life more. Which do you think would make you more happy?
14 Apr 08
Well. I am not rich. I am living a happy life but I wish if there is a little more money, I would be happier. it is relatively true that money can buy happiness. actually it increases it but not buy it. thanks for the question. It is really a good one and best wishes for you.
23 Apr 08
Money doesn't buy happiness. It's true. It makes life a little easier, not worrying about how to pay for things, but if you are miserable with no money, money will not change that. I think rich people can be messed up because they do have money and can everything they want. They don't have to work or struggle for something they want or need, so it is unimportant to them. I think the rich people who are not messed up, and I'm sure there are some, are ones who use their fortune to do good works.
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18 Apr 08
I think many rich people are quite unhappy, as they don't know if the person wants to be their friend because they have money. This happens a lot living in this area where many actors are living. The biggest difference is I don't have to wonder is the person really interested in my friendship or money. I know its not money. I don't think any of us posting would turn down money; however, being rich is not for me. Actors in this area have high walls to keep people out and many have bodyguards. I don't want to worry about my safety from people just wanting to touch me and being able to walk down the street by myself is a freedom I'm not willing to lose. Some of my friends who would be considered poor are happier than me. They never have to worry about taxes and how much they are going to pay. I'm a middle class taxpayer, but sure pay out a lot every year.
14 Apr 08
I think being rich or not isn't the determining factor of happiness.I think the determining factor is your attitude to life.Money is just the external element which can make you have more substantial improving.If you could give up something which doesnt have close relation to what you really care,you would be happier