Happiness or money

@mayka123 (10718)
India
June 26, 2008 3:06am CST
What is more important in life for you. Does having a lot of money make you happy. There are people who measure happiness with money. How much importance do you give to money. Or are you happy just living the life the way it is just now and do not give that much importance to money?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I feel that happiness is measured by what you make of it. If money makes you happy then let it be, yes it's wrong but many people are happy with a lot of money. This world is driven by money, bartering is uncommon now. For me, having money is okay but having love and friendship and happiness is a lot richer then what money could buy. I want money so that I can buy things that I want and so that my fiance and I can help pay for things around the house. We don't need it now, but it's not bad to have. Have a Great day.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
You can have money but still not be happy. A lot of people give so much importance to money that they forget about the love and friendship around them. Having money is good but not at the cost of peace and happiness.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Money does help make life easier,but it is not important and money can not buy happiness,me and my fiance do not have a lot of money,and that does not bother me a lot,because I have my fiance and she is the most important person to me,and I am the happiest I have ever been,just because I am with her,and I love her with all my heart and soul.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
2 Jul 08
Just being with the one you love gives you the kind of happiness that money cannot give. Enjoy life and take care.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I agree being in love and being with the one you love, can bring you more happiness,and is more important than a million dollars or anything else that you could every find or get in this world,because nothing is worth more than love.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
10 Jul 08
I hope you are having a happy life with your fiancee. Best of luck...
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@rsa101 (13833)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Jun 08
It is rather tempting to choose money because these is what the present times are showing. The show that people with lots of money are happy with their lives. But I guess these are all misleading since there are a lot more rich people that live miserably since they could not find the happiness money has promised them. I would just equate money as a way to provide us the things we basic needs in life.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
There are people who are so busy making money that they are not able to enjoy the things that the money can buy them. So I would not call them happy. They are just with plastic smiles on their faces.....
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Jun 08
True happiness can't be bought and doesnt come from material things including money...I woudl much rather be truly happy than rich without a doubt
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
But then if you become very very poor will you still be happy? I do have a lot of financial problems but have learnt to be satisfied with whatever I have. That is why I am happy.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 08
Hi dear to me happiness is more important to me, it does not mean i am denying the importance of money. Money is also important in life and one should have enough money to have both ends meet.and u can stay comfortable life. And to earn money you should not follw wring way and not scarifice ur family. So all i say both are important in life but priorty should be happiness Take care
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
But if you were given a job offering you more money with longer working hours would you take it? That would mean lesser time with family
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 08
well, i might take that but i will not go out side the country to leave famuily back i hope u understand my point of view, as pvt jobs are always long job specially in textiles, so i am used to of it Take care
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
27 Jun 08
Yes its no use leaving our country and family just for the sake of money.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
Hi, i think that money is important to keep people happy but money will not make people satisfied. If a person has a lot of money but that person is all alone in this world with all the money, that person will not be a happy person. I think that balance between money and happiness is important. We need a happy life and balance life but without money, we can't achieve that. So, money and happiness need to comes together to have the 100% happiness.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
Though money is important to life we cannot sacrifice happiness for money.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
hi, I agree with you. If one sacrifice too much for money, I am sure that person will not be happy. Be happy and happy mylotting.
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
27 Jun 08
Thanks for your reply. Happy posting and have a great day.
@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
hi mayka123, what is money without a happiness? even if you are the richest person in the world if you are not happy it is still useless. money just make us buy things we want in life but not the true happiness. thanks and be happy always.
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
3 Jul 08
Happiness comes when you are satisfied with what you have. So if you are satisfied with whatever money you have I think you can be happy. Thanks for your reply.
• United States
30 Jun 08
My husband and I have been having this discussion a lot lately. We both think happiness is but we are also realistic to know you have to have a decent amount of money as to not have to struggle. It makes happiness easier but it is definately not the only thing!
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
1 Jul 08
But you should not give to much importance to money. When money becomes the priority in life then the problems start and happiness runs away from us. All the best and Happy posting.
• Hungary
28 Jun 08
Hi, for me is the most important in life to reach the real happiness that comes from the spiritual world and not from the material. Just chant and hear: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ráma Hare Ráma Ráma Ráma Hare Hare Gouranga!(means be happy!) Ákos from Hungary
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
30 Jun 08
Each individual has their own mantra for being happy. Thanks for your reply and Happy posting.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
Hi Mayka, I would prefer happiness. You can be happy with little money that you have. But like what most responded, you can never buy happiness with all the riches in the world.
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
28 Jun 08
Yes all the riches of the world cannot give you the happiness that you need. One should learnt to be satisfied with what they have only then can they be happy.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Well I have never been happier in my life, right now and we don't have alot of money so I guess for me money doesn't make me happy. It would be nice if we had more but not necessary. I have seen shows on TV about people that have won the lottery and they are living miserable lives!!! Greed can be a bad thing!!!
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
28 Jun 08
Yes its not necessary that you will be happy when you have money. I had a very good business once upon a time and due to some reasons lost everything. Am now working and have realized that I am much more happy now that at that time. So money cannot buy you happiness.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
Happiness... Money won't satisfy you fully, in the long run I think it won't, it is not the source of true happiness. It is even the root of all evil in this world now. Definitely, I value happiness so much...
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
27 Jun 08
Yes but there are so many people running after money neglecting their family and close ones that by the time they realize it they are left with only money and no peace and happiness.
• India
26 Jun 08
hi mayka... well...to a certain extend....Money matters !! bt surely money cant buy happiness 4 u...its a feeling that is beyond evrythng else in the world !!
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@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
Money cannot buy you everything in life. If you are happy and at peace with yourself money does not matter all that much. One should learn to be satisfied with what they have and then they will be happy.
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• Australia
31 Jul 08
I would say happiness is always going to be at the top of mylist. However I think that having a fair bit of cash can contribute to at least a minimal amount of happiness or at least temporal enjoyment. True happiness however comes from the heart and it's feeling loved.
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
8 Aug 08
I agree with you that true happiness comes from the heart. The feeling of being loved is indeed the greatest feeling on earth but not all get to experience it.
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
11 Jul 08
Money can't buy you happiness.We want happiness but we know nothing about it.Happiness is just an emotion nothing more and nothing less.It is a pleasant emotion.Happiness definitely rules!!
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
11 Jul 08
Yes your are very much right. Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
11 Jul 08
if i depend on my money or lack of it to make me happy i'd be in trouble....lol there is alot of thiings that make me hapy. my children , my grandchildren,good friends, pretty weather, i could go on & on. people sometime put too much emphasis on money. it can't make you happy. it's great to have what money u need for bills, groceries etc.
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
11 Jul 08
One should have enough money to provide the basic necessities of life. If you crave for more and more then its wrong.
• China
26 Jun 08
i think the both are important in my life.money is good for survival but not for happiness.you can easily have good time with other people or just doing things on your own without money. but i will happy if now i have a lot of money.but don't think money can make me happy forever.
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
Though money is needed for our basis day to day needs it can never give us peace and happiness. And money cannot last forever.
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
You can have both money and happiness, there is no need to choose. But one can still be happy if they aren't very rich or even poor but certainly having a little extra will make us all a little happier don't you think?
@mayka123 (10718)
• India
26 Jun 08
Having a little extra without having to sacrifice your happiness will do. But money cannot buy happiness.