Wealth, Health and Happiness - is it possible to have all in Life?

Singapore
April 1, 2010 11:04pm CST
I have know of wealthy people who are not happy because of ill health. They will spent whatever they have to be healthy again. There are also people who are healthy, but without money their health will slowly diminish for lack of basic resources to sustain life, because they cannot afford them. Therefore, Wealth alone without Health or vice versa will never bring Happiness to anybody. Ideally, it's best to have everything - wealth, health and happiness. But, is it possible?
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• Philippines
2 Apr 10
it's possible. i have a very successful friend. he's helping me with this business we're to do. he's so happy with his life you can pretty much ask whatever you want and he'll give it almost without hesitation. and his fiance is hot. lol.
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• Singapore
2 Apr 10
You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful friend! "His fiance is hot"??? What has that to do with his helpfulness and generosity?
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
i dunno but she sure is hot. lol.
• India
2 Apr 10
Yes it is possible to have all in life.Workhard and avoid difficulties in life.Success will get automatically.
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Yes it is possible. These people that I knew said that it is just a balance in life.
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• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Thanks. Maybe you could share how they succeeded in doing so. Something good for all of us here to learn.
• India
2 Apr 10
No there might be possibilities to have all in life but might be possible not to have all in life.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
You are right that we cannot have everything in life. As long as we are satisfied and happy with what we have, then we will be happy.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I think it is more than possible to have wealth, health and happiness in our lifetimes. Getting all three to combine would surely be heaven on earth. No matter what our financial desires are, we all strive for some type of wealth. Having good health keeps our bodies and minds in tune with each other. Happiness is the state of mind we all want and need. Everyday is a challenge, bur i do believe all of three of these can be obtained.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Good thinking! Perseverence and strength is what we need to face the challenges we are confronted with everyday in order to succeed in life.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
3 Apr 10
We all need something good to look forward to. Don't you think so?
• Singapore
6 Apr 10
Yes, HOPE is the word! Without HOPE, life is meaningless.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
2 Apr 10
Absolutely! I believe that it is possible to have all weath, happiness and health but how many actually do? Why is that? Is it because those super wealthy have to work so hard that they do not take care of their phyical health as good as they should? Are they working so much to attain wealth that they have no time for leisure activities that would leave them feeling more sound, relaxed and therefore happier? Their are very few people that I know of who are well off, happy and healthy as well. Although older so their health has began to decline with age but still doing well despite years. Again, it is very few. Now wealth doesn't always have to be in the form of money and or assets. We can be rich with friends alone and not have even two pennies to rub together but I do get the gist of your discussion. Just wanted to make that point. Ideally, it is best or at least the ultimate to have everything in the way of wealth (financially) health and happiness. I believe it is possible but at what cost? can we maintain at least good health while striving to gain wealth? What about the time lost while achieving our financial goals that we could of been spending with family and friends? I believe that this would take an extremely careful balance of give and take.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Absolutely! Everything is about "Balance"! I agree with every word that you said!
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
4 Apr 10
Hey thanks a bunch for BR. It is true that we need a decent balance in order to be truly happy, healthy and obtain wealth as well. Often times and we all have done it, we allow one area to slide in order to feel success in another. I feel it is a true art in order to achieve and sustain a significant balance in life to the point that we find success in these three areas.
• Singapore
6 Apr 10
Your are welcome! You deserve it because you made a very well balanced and broad perpective explanation about wealth, health and happiness! Words of wisdom!
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
hi metamorph2, I believe that it is possible for a person to be wealthy, healthy and happy at same time. It is just depend on the person on how he/she manage his/her life to sustain these three. However, there are instances that a person can't have all of these. Some of people might be wealthy but they have a poor health or they can't be happy.Some might have a good health and happiness though they are not that wealthy.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
It is true that there are many people who are blessed to have all the three - wealth, health and happinesss! There are many more people who are healthy and happy though they not be wealthy. That's what makes the world.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Do you think there is a purpose why such things happen to people? Why some people is almost complete and why some is not?
• Singapore
3 Apr 10
If everyone in the world are wealthy, then wealth is nothing special, because everybody has it. There is no necessity to work harder for it. If everyone is poor there is nothing to look forward to because that's LIFE to everyone as there is nothing better to compare with. So, everyone will languish in poverty happily not expecting anything better. It takes all kinds of people to make the world more interesting and meaningful. With diversity and differences, there is comparison and a lot to look forward to and work for. As long as we know our limits, and know when to stop and how to balance our life well, Happiness will prevail.
• United States
2 Apr 10
I think with God all things are possible. I think to have wealth can many things for many people. I have always wanted to be rich but I have realized that if I have enough for my bills and a little left over and enough to eat than I should be greatful for that. When I get my career going which I hope to have happen in the next 5 years as I am attending school at the moment I hope I can make enough to provide for my family and help my mother if she needs it. So my answer is yes I think you can have all three if you believe. Happy mylotting to you.
• India
2 Apr 10
yes, this is the equation for this topic Wealth+Health=Happiness. god is great.....
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Be happy with what you have now, so long as they are sufficient to sustain a comfortable life. Since you are still in school, work hard and do well. With knowledge and a good education you can make things happen the way you wished - to provide for your family and make you mother and all your loved ones happy and proud of you.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I think it is possible for us to have a life with wealth,health and happinees. I think it is Ok for us everyone. It just depends on how you consider about it. If you are greedy too much.Then the wealth ,health and happiness can not get together. If you have a good attitude , I think the life usually combine them together.
• Singapore
3 Apr 10
You are right, it's all about attitude! As long as we are happy with what we have and ave the right attitude and determination to work hard and have a good balance in our life, there is no way we cannot be happy.
• China
3 Apr 10
To all of us ,the three are all very important.And i believe that it's possible to have the three things.But in real life ,many people make money neglect the health when young, but when older ,they are rich ,they use money to change health, and they are not happy. So ,I think we should adjust the relations of the three ,you will have them and enjoy your life.
• Singapore
3 Apr 10
All of us would like to have all the three - Wealth, Health and Happiness. There are many who have all three. If we are healthy and have enough money to go by we are blessed enough to be happy. That's life!
• India
2 Apr 10
i think, yes It is possible to get this three thing in life. If you have Health & Wealth then you will automaticaly get Happiness in your life, Health+Wealth=Happiness, In this equation, If we make one turm zero(wealth OR health) then its get fail. SO, makeing money and good health then we can be happy.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Yes it is possible to have all three Health, Wealth and Happiness in life. It all depends on how we perceive them. A healthy person leading a simple life - earning enough money for all his and his family needs, with some extra for simple recreation and pastime - will be a happy person.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Why not? Wealth, health, and happiness are not bestowed on people with certain privileges. They are available to all people, if only they make the effort to make them theirs.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
Yes, opportunities are everywhere, available to all. Seek and you will find!
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
I was told that greed is not something bad or good. It depends on the purpose and how we attain them. So, I believe that it is possible to attain wealth, health, and happiness..but we should be working smarter (or luckier) to get the time needed to care about health and happiness.
• Singapore
6 Apr 10
"Greed" is an overwhelming desire to have more of something such as money. A greedy person is one who is never satisfied or happy with whatever he already have. He craves for more. Some people resort to all ways to get what they crave for - that's bad. Others work hard for it - that's good. Whichever way, they are never happy and their lives are spent on getting more and more and more.............forgetting about anything else in life - that's really bad!
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
I think, the network marketing home-based business is perfect fit for this. With network marketing, it is very possible you can attain these things. And there were some network marketing entrepreneurs who are already enjoying wealth, health and happiness. The reason why I said network marketing is a perfect fit for this is, the potential of network marketing business is so huge it is very possible with hard work and smart work you can earn tremendous wealth even if you came from nothing. Then, most of the products that are being marketed are health products and accompanied with health-oriented trainings. Then finally, when you have good earnings and good health, happiness usually follows.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
I am not too sure about "network marketting" but I do know a little about multilevel marketting which is "illegal" in some countries, because it is making money by getting others to do the hard work while those at the highest level enjoy and reap the gain of those at the lower levels who slogged to get their friends, and relatives involved. The more levels there are the more they will gain. More often than not they make fantastic promises of good earnings. But, ultimately only those at the top are the ones who will make "big bucks" while those at lower levels make only "peanuts". It all started with the "Pyramid Sales Scheme" which was banned. Later it evolved into different "names" to capitalise on the loopholes of the Law (circumvent the Law). Whatever they called them they are there to make money from people. Worst still from the poor who will do anything to earn some extra money. I must also add that not all such schemes are exactly what I had mentioned above. Do be careful in whatever you may wish to venture into, expecially where monet$$$$$ is concerned. To find out more, smply search the web for "pyramid sales method", etc....."
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Apr 10
It is absolutely true that health,wealth and wisdom do not go together, for when one is in the peak of his wealthy status, he would be in dire illness. Strange are the ways of life !
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
You are absolute right! There are lots of very rich people, even bilionaires who were reported to have succumbed to dire circumstances in their lives - severe illnesses, family conflicts (over their wealth, etc............). Strange, but that's LIFE!
@joan2010 (45)
• China
2 Apr 10
I think it is possible.how to define wealth?Somebody may think that income can afford the expenses is wealth,such people can have everything as long as they pay attention on health.Somebody may want to possess much money not only become millionaire,so they pursue wealth all his life .As they put all their energe on wealth ,their health become worse and worse .The ill health and dissatisfying with the wealth make they unhappy.So if you often satisty with yourself,you will find that you can possess hanppniness easier than other people.Happing lotting.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
We are what we think we are. As long as we are happy with whatever we have we are happy. Yes different people define wealth differently - to some people, knowledge is wealth, because "wealth" also means "abundance or great quantity of anything".
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
actually its possible and it depends to the person, some of them are too busy making money thats why they already neglect about their health. they cant be happy no matter how much money they have coz they are sick. but if they will give time to relax and have fun then they can have it coz they control their time coz im sure they already have their own business already. and besides they can use their money for the doctor to maintain their health unlike those who do not have money.
• Singapore
6 Apr 10
Wealth is always a good thing because it enriches our life. With wealth and if we can have a proper balance in whatever we do or indulge in - to include fun, relaxation, value time with family members, etc, it would be really wonderful.
@razim17 (194)
• Malaysia
2 Apr 10
It is all balance life after all.Everyone needs to be grateful for what they have and stop whining much.Thats my opinion on this. =)
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
You are right! As long as we are grateful and happy with whatever we have we will be happy. Yearning for more will lead to dissatisfaction, and it goes on and on because we will never be satisfied or happy with whatever we have.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
Why not? I believe we could reach all of them someday. Life is kinda of process that would never ends. So in a period of time in our life, we'll reach three of those things, but someday maybe we couldn't. If we lose one of them, we try to reach it again, and so on. life is a never ending process, so never give up to reach the best in our life cos we never know what will happened to us next days.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
With your positive thinking and perseverence you will definitely be a very happy person, so will all those close to you.
• Australia
2 Apr 10
I think the important thing is that it is possible to be happy regardless of any other circumstance. Happiness does not depend on wealth or health. I have spoken to people who travel a lot and they have commented on Vietnamese and Cambodian people - people who have no wealth and what we would term as poor health - and yet they are among the happiest people on earth, always smiling and always willing to help others. I am perfectly happy with my life the way it is. I have exceptionally good health and while I am not wealthy, I have no need to worry about finances. I do know several people who have all three, but I also believe that it would be more difficult to live a truly happy life with great wealth. One thing is certain: wealth itself will NOT bring happiness.
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
They accept life as it is. They live the way they are destined to live. That's the only kind of life they know and are happy and smiling to be able to still around to see another day. As far as we have heard or read in the news, being wealthy alone does not always bring happiness.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
2 Apr 10
I think yes it is possible but every person don't get all things in their life.. but some persons find everything like success, happiness, wealth, health.. in their life.. and i think they are luck persons.. so i think your luck also with you.. if you find everything in your life.. have a nice day and keep mylotting always..
• Singapore
2 Apr 10
There are many people who are blessed with almost everything. They are indeed very fortunate. Happiness is how we perceive and accept whatever we have. If we do not expect and demand too much; as long as we are contented with whatever we have we will be Happy. One does not need to be extremely wealthy to be happy. However we do need to have sufficient money to meet our basic needs and necessities to lead a comfortable life and be happy. Happy people are usually healthy.