Do you think money brings happiness?

India
October 4, 2008 12:10am CST
In this materialistic world every one is running after money. Money is supposed to be the biggest need of today's life. Most people think that money means happiness. But I don't think so. I think health is wealth. So, what about you people?
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10 responses
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Money gets the necesities in life, shelter, food and clothing, fun things and other not so fun things in life but happiness comes from within and the people we love.
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• United States
4 Oct 08
Very nicely stated! :)
• China
4 Oct 08
First,I want to know what is happiness.Apparently,Everyone has himself answer. I think money can brings happiness.For example,a man loves a woman very much. but he has a liitle money and cannot support his fambily . listen, there are three word “can not support”.so his lover chose to leave him . money is tool.people can use it to achive our happiness.now,for the man ,happiness is the money . If you are rich enough,you think money is nothing .when you need it ,money is everything .Money can bring happiness.Money can influnce happiness.
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• India
4 Oct 08
How nice! You have got into my discussion well. It all depends what people have got and what they have not. If one has got plenty of money it is not important to him. But for some poors money can bring a lot of happiness.
• United States
5 Oct 08
Happiness is a state of mind. Money can't touch that.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Money isn't everything. It does pay your bills and feed you and such, but it will not buy you true happiness. Some of the happiest people on this planet are dirt poor
• India
4 Oct 08
You are right my friend. In a way its the other way round. money brings tension and unhappiness.
@clarkmy (428)
• China
4 Oct 08
we live in a materialistic society just you said and we are trained from our earliset years to be a aquistive,our possessions,'mine 'and' yours',are clearly labelled from early childhood,when we grow old enough to earn a living ,it does not surprise us to discover that sucess is measured in terms of the money you earn ,that is can notify you are a sucessful man ,waaa,you are great.... person is vanity one ,when we heard such words many times ,we are in the happy situation by ourselves ,think money can bring everything and make money is the most happiness thing on the world , maybe ,,monwy can bring everything include happy ,bu wealth can lead to disater ,that is true, so money not equal to the happiness, the real happpiness are from your heart ,the real happy from your bottom of the heart
• China
4 Oct 08
Of course money is important in our life.We can't buy food,clothes or others without money.It really makes our daily life happier and more colorful if we have enough money.Everynoe makes great effort to earn money in order for a comfortable life.I think that's good. But money is not the most important thing in life.There are also something money can't buy,such as health,love,happiness.So don't lose your health to make money.Health is more important
• India
4 Oct 08
You are absolutely right. I am suffering from health problem and that's why I felt that health is real happiness. Anyway thanks for responding.
@yessnow (15)
• China
9 Oct 08
Money plays an important role in happiness, but it does not equal happiness, which depends on many other things, including health, family, ect.
• Hungary
6 Oct 08
Gouranga! I agree with you about running after money results no happiness. The real happiness comes from God. Much higher enjoyment than anything in this material world. You can reach it if you chant or listen to the Hare Krishna Mahá Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ráma Hare Ráma Ráma Ráma Hare Hare We are not this material body but we are the spiritual living entities in this body: the soul. Our happines depends on the condition of our soul, and not on the condition of our body. That's why we cannot be happy by having a healthy body only. We must have a happy and satisfied soul in this body, as well. Then we can be happy. By chanting this mantra we serve God and He gives happiness to our soul. Gouranga! (means be happy!)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah that's right money is not the only way to make people happy in thier whole lives.....
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Money can bring us happiness, but not all the time. It's a man's nature that if you have enough for you, you will ask for more and I don't understand that. I think the more people has more money, the more they become greedy. Other people think that if they have the money in the world, they can be more powerful and they want more power.
• United States
4 Oct 08
I don't think that money brings happiness. BUT, I do think that money can bring less stress. It's hard to make it month by month and worry about money for gas to get to the doctor, money to buy medicine or money for food...just the basic essentials in life. Then again, maybe there are other worries that I've not thought of for people who do have lots of money.