Do you believe your life values would change if you were to become wealthy?

Australia
January 1, 2010 10:15pm CST
They say money cannot buy you happiness but do you really think this to be true? Surely it has to make one more bouyant and secure. Or would it become a hinderance, an evil materialistic asset that causes you to doubt all friendships and relationships?
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20 responses
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Money can buy the stuffs and properties that can give you happiness but money cannot buy a true and harmonious relationship. Money can be an element to one family's happiness which could be genuine if the family got it legally and spend it legally but it could ruin the life of anybody if this amount was from illegal transaction because later on you will be liable for all misdoings you had done...."just to have that money" to buy happiness? The essence of it depends on one's intention....
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
We all need money to survive in this world. For me if ever I'm going to be rich my life would be comfortable and I can afford my medical expenses as well. I can help my relatives who are in need. The outcome of being rich are you going to be greedy or you going to be selfish but not all rich people are like that. They can share there blessings to other people.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
I agree. In a world with so much poverty as what we are suffering today, money would be of great help for us to improve our way of living.
• China
3 Jan 10
I'm not sure everything gonna change positively if i was to become wealthy but still aspire to be rich ,money is not everything but without money ,everything is nothing.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Nope. I've had money & not had money, & I've always been pretty frugal in each case. Granted, I wasn't anywhere near "wealthy" when I had money, but I don't think the amount of money would change me. I might become more suspicious of people who wanted to become friendly with me, because I'd wonder if they just were being friendly because of the money. But other than that, I don't think I'd change my outlook on life, my friendships, or my behavior. But, I think coming into money, especially in a short period of time, CAN change some people. You often hear stories about lottery winners who have all kinds of problems after winning the money.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
3 Jan 10
I think yes, becoz I have seen many people who have changed after having some money, they even dont care to come now or talk to anyone like before. I wish I dont change if I become wealthy instead I become more connected to my people.
@niara25 (148)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Money wouldn't change my values. It would change how I live and the quality of my life. Like being able to eat everyday. I could purchase the medication I need. I could pay off the student loans for the worthless degree I earned. I'd still be me. I just be debt free and never hungry. I have very few friends right now. Family is a joke. They don't care about me now, they won't care about me then. They'll probably call more, but they already know the score.
• United States
2 Jan 10
I believe depending on the person it could be good or bad. Some people who are wrapped up in the world this could become an evil for them. Money can make people more secure and less stressed therefore leading to happiness. But I beleive you have to be somewhat happy to begin with for money to play that part. When it comes to money we have to remember that it was God who gave you the ability to produce wealth. Remember this will help many people keep their head on straight if their life shifts and they become more wealthy.
• United States
2 Jan 10
Money can't buy me love that is true. it can buy me a new house and a few good couches to sit on. I know in my heart money could not change my values. they are here to stay. If anything it would change my friendships. All users and phony's would be out the door.
@maezee (32260)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Well, I would hope that I wouldn't become a personality-less blob if I were to come across some money.. My values largely make up who I am and how I think, and are deeply connected with what I've been through - including financially. If I became wealthy still with these past experiences behind me, of being low-income, of having to work 2 jobs, of having to come online and scrape together some side money.. Well, I don't think I could ever really turn my back on that. Could you? Now, if I was BORN rich on the other hand, without having a taste of what it's like to struggle, I can't say for sure if I'd still have the same values. So, it depends!
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
We have an employee under our department in a local utility. He won a lotto jackpot prize of 47 million pesos two years ago..Today he owned 2 SUVs, a motorcycle, one mansion type house, two bungallows and one apartment house. He is also under suspension for absenteeism and habitual tardiness, acquired two mistresses and on the verge of separation from his wife, alienated by his 3 kids and very hostile to his close officemates because of his new attitude. Im telling you a true story because he happened to be under my deparmtnent and I recommended for his suspension...I hope this answers your question and the reason is very obvious and if you happened to be a pinay, just look at how mommy dionisia is acting publicly these days, the mother of the pacman...good day to you my frend, my first response to a discussion after a year of absence in mylot...
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Wealth should never change your life values. If you are coming to a place like this in your life, it's time to stop and think about what is really immportant to you.
@bhav27 (443)
• India
2 Jan 10
well i think life value will not change but some routines and some tensions and other emotions will be chaged , like right now we have the tension of paying bills , spending upon the leisure and saving money for future use , when we become wealthy these tensions ans problems will be vanished but life will be the same , yeah a bit secure and we will use the money wisely and will invest by discussing and all , happiness will be there and many other things but life value will be the same for me .
@MrKennedy (1994)
2 Jan 10
Of course. New opportunities would become available to me and many doors would now be open. Having lots of money would inevitably provide me with financial security and stability, and the chance to help out others who are struggling, such as good friends and family
• India
2 Jan 10
The thing is how you handle money. It you are rich yet very simple and down to earth, people will be amazed by your humbleness and have a great sense of respect and trust on you. Contrastingly, if you have money and you start to behave like you are on top of the world, that'll cause your friends and relatives to quit on you.
@allknowing (65047)
• India
2 Jan 10
Money is a tool in our hands and if properly used can give us a lot of happiness. If misused as is the case with several it can spell disaster to the world. Money does change ones attitude which is often misunderstood for arrogance. Take for example a relative who has always been in want and has been showing signs of humility and askig for aid gets an opportunity to be independent financially and he or she may not display the same attirbutes which were apparent earlier. This should not be construed to mean arrogance. When money comes in people improve their lifestyle and everything around them shows signs of comfort - nothing wrong there.
• United States
2 Jan 10
I don't think it would cause my life values to change, my life yes, my values, no.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
2 Jan 10
Yes it can make your life easier, But if your values change, then i am sorry to say that there is seriously something wrong with you. Money should never become your master. It cannot buy love, friendship or happiness. Your values in life is what make you a good person. Do not let any amount of money change that. Keep your friends very close, because they are suppose to let you see that money is not more important than they are.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 10
no sunisami no indeed my lifevalues are life values and I will not change at all just because I had more money. I would spend it wisely and not use but a fraction. just enough to get my son a job again as a computer programmer by buying a programmer business and putting him in charge of running it, and from the money the business made we would sock it away and live on the wealth we had obtained. spending just what we must and always putting money back into the business. then finding a cheaper apartment to rent and letting me move from here back into the apartment with my son. as the business prospered we could investigate whether or not we wanted to buy a house here or someplace else. nice to play with this idea even if its only pretend wealth. this is what I would do if ever I became wealthy.
@vindiku (256)
• India
2 Jan 10
Hell my Friend, I do believe that money cannot buy you happiness, but on the other hand money can buy you happiness indirectly. If you are not having money or if you are not wealthy, then you will be working hard to earn it and worrying too much about not having money. But, just think, what will be the situation if you have too much of money. Then, you don't need to keep worrying about not having or working that hard to earn it. What my point is, though money cant buy you happiness, surely it can buy you the time, so that you can go after happiness instead of going after money itself. Then about money being a hindrance, its all up to and people around you. Have a wonderful 2010
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Money can only buy you temporary happiness brought about by the material possession that you can buy with it. But they are only fleeting feelings.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Yes, it will. Either you become a better person or a selfish human being. Become a better person in a way that you will share your wealth with the less fortunate ones or become selfish because of greed. Do money can buy happiness? Yes, but only temporary happiness.