"Money can buy us happines"?

@codris (783)
Italy
October 3, 2012 6:26pm CST
Hi there people, every day i think about new ways to get some money, and today i was thinking about happines. Can we buy it with money? we can buy cars, houses, almost everything. But can we buy happines with money? and i think the answer is no. We can't buy happines, health, love, true friendship with money. Maybe it's not important to have a lot of money in our life, maybe we already have everything we need in our life, nothing that we can buy and we don't think about it until it's to late to enjoy it. What do you think about this?
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21 responses
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
4 Oct 12
We can buy things that can make us happy with money, but not happiness. In the same way that we can buy all the medicines and vitamins and the best healthcare in the world, but we can't buy health.
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@drannhh (15246)
• United States
4 Oct 12
Some people have a lot of money but they do not know how to enjoy it. I do not think a lot of money is at all important, but it is helpful to have enough. Still it is how we feel about it that determines our happiness, not the wealth itself.
@loonys (418)
4 Oct 12
I agree.
@ShyBear88 (18522)
• United States
3 Oct 12
I agree with you that money can not buy happiness. Money can't really buy you anything other then things. Money can't get you happiness, can't get you love, good friends, and so on. It can get you a house or a car for sure.
4 Oct 12
Yes, i beleive that only money can buy happiness...all responded people think only once, how much time u spent unhappy because of absence of money...
@arielfu (59)
• China
7 Jul 13
If money can buy us happines, I think its upon to your heart. If the car, the house and the beautiful clothes can make you happy, I would like to say money can raise the happiness index. But doesn't you still happy if without family, friends, health, just having money? No! We can improve our life throgh money, but we cant buy happines with it!
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 12
Hi,... I agree with you. I think money is very important to support our life, but we can not say everything can be bought with money. Happiness, health, love, true friend is something special which are unvaluable with money. Best wishes,
• Sweden
5 Oct 12
yes, i agree. but if you are lack of money, then you will encounter many else problems which will make your life diffrenet,and unhappy. also, money is important in some degree,but it doesn't mean happiness. we can do something interesting to us, and then the money maybe come along ,to the satisfaction of all.
@HosmanF (93)
• Belgium
4 Oct 12
Good evening dear friend Codris , for me and i think that for a majority of people here on mylot , we tend to agree with the say that : " Money dont bring happinnes " , but when saying that we forget that there are people whom love the social statute and for them is more important to have material fortune , the fastest car , the biggest flat screen tv , the biggest house and i could go on and on. I wish you a nice evening dear Codris. HosmanF
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
4 Oct 12
I would just like to say this - Money is not everything,, but money can get you a lot of things.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
4 Oct 12
i dont think so all times for sure,only some times it can buy for other things we need to have good attitude and perfect character to travel the distance ideally
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
4 Oct 12
I am agree with you dear in today's life almost all things can buy with money and people also respected only because of their money and it is only money and money that remains all where but rather then of money some other things are also needed like our deeds and behavior but in my views money is not able to buy happiness it is can only but virtual happiness but not real .
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Happiness is a state of mind. No matter how much you have to buy things you needs and wants if you don't have the right perspective to be happy by being contented then you will not be happy. Happiness comes from being contented, being able to share with others by giving your resources and time then happiness is your profit. We cannot deny the fact that the world is ruled by money. We cannot move without money. As i have said you can use your money to be happy; It is how you use it to be one.
@Zskyla (39)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I believe that in some ways money can make someone happy in terms of material things, like if your life long goal was to go to college (In most countries you need money for that), or if you wanted a hot new smartphone or a brand new car. Materialistically, yes money can make you happy, but when it comes to your mental happiness and your emotions and needs money in no way possible can make you happy. If you need love, money won't provide that for you. You can buy someone into loving you but in the long run you know that they don't really love you for you but instead for your money so that messes with your mind--knowing that in reality you're not the one that the person loves but instead it is the money. Money can provide for your physical needs, but only you can find a way to satisfy you mental/emotional needs and make yourself happy.
• Canada
4 Oct 12
Money cannot buy true happiness it comes from within you..If Money can buy happiness then the "happiness" will only be temporary and sooner or later you will be back to where you started.. Securing happiness on our own is like trying to catch the win. We can try to chase it, but it will always remain just out of reach. It teaches us that instead of finding happiness, we should allow God's joy and peace to reign in our hearts. We should focus on finding happiness by laying hold of the Wind Maker..
• United States
4 Oct 12
You may buy things that may give you happiness but will you truely be happy is dependent on the person i think. we cant determine what can make every single persons happiness is. I am happy just relaxing on my days off from work. I don't really buy to many things. on the other hand, I have friends who would rather have materials to make them feel good. to each his own.
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
Happiness is a feeling. But money is a big factor to have happiness. If you are lack of money everything goes up side down. We are no longer living in a primitive way. we can't survive without it. Well, maybe for quite sometime you will. But in the long the run it will destroy you and your family. Money can be roots of all evil but it can bring heaven on earth.
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
I think that when you love material things, then money can make you happy. Money can buy anything you want. Some people are happy when having the gadgets that they really love to buy. Some are happy when they bought their dream house, etc. But those happiness will surely pass. They'll realize in the end that they just felt those happiness for a short period of time. Contentment in life brings us undying happiness. Happy mylotting.
@GemmaR (8526)
4 Oct 12
I don't think that money can actually buy us happiness as such, because of the fact that we may be facing other things in our lives that mean we cannot buy a solution to that problem. However, I think that if you use your money properly then there can be a lot of positive aspects to having it. For example if there is something wrong with you then you would be able to have private health care so you would have a much better chance of surviving illnesses. You would also be able to give your family a very good quality of life and this would contribute to you being able to be a lot happier.
@skydancer (1987)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I don't believe money ITSELF can bring people happiness. I do believe, however, that it does play a role. It is required in order to attain the necessities of life such as food, clothing, and a home (and maintenance of the home). It is also something that seems to be a common thread in what we want to make of our lives. No matter what your dreams and goals are, there is a good bet that they are going to take money if you want to get anywhere at all in pursuing them. I happen to take the poet Tennyson's perspective. He said that "the happiness of a man in this life consists not in the absence but in the mastery of his passions." For me, my passions, and how far I can pursue these passions, have always been my currency - my biggest measurement of happiness. But but starting and maintaining a business, furthering your education, and anything else I can think of that will get me closer to the mastery of these passions requires that I have money (and sometimes lots of it). This is not always an easy obstacle. In fact, sometimes having the money for the things I want to get out of life is the hardest thing. But if I don't have money, I will be forced to face the absence of my passions rather than the possibility of the mastery thereof. So no, money, in and of itself, does not equate to happiness, but sometimes it sure seems to be a necessity for the things in our lives that give us happiness, if that makes any sense whatsoever.
@marguicha (103906)
• Chile
4 Oct 12
I think money cannot buy most of the most important things in the world. Maybe the only esencial thing that money can buy is food. But it will not buy health, love or happiness. We must consider money as a means but not as a goal in itself.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
4 Oct 12
Money can bring happiness to us, but in some cases it can bring unhappiness too. Excess money or wealth can cause unrest in life. Money have more attraction to bad friends.