With more money, can one be more happy?

@alienstar (5140)
India
December 3, 2006 10:13pm CST
We all know that money is needed for each and everything we do in life.But, is money everything for us? with more money, can any one be more happy? Are rich people are more happier than poor? please give me your comments here....
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@shirgie (230)
• United States
5 Dec 06
No, I don't believe that money can buy happiness. It can make life easier like other posts said. However, too much money can cause problems too. My uncle had a cousin who won the lotto. He had to move far away because of everyone wanting a bit of his money. I guess relatives he didn't know he had, came out of the woodwork. Statistics on lottery winners don't paint a very good picture either. So quick money apparently doesn't make one happy as a rule. It seems like the saying time is money is true around here. If hubby works enough that we have plenty for our needs, then we don't have hubby. If he works less, we have hubby and much less money. I am happiest with the whole family together. I wish we could live a simpler life and not need as much money. That would make me happier but hubby wants things to stay the same.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
MOney cannot buy all the happiness.But, money can buy some kind of happiness definitely.You gave a very nice example of your cousin who won the lotto and the problems he faced just for winning the lotto is too much.This may be the case of instant cash or fast money, but even if it is a long term money also, more money will bring tensions with it...isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for responding
• Singapore
4 Dec 06
having more money might not means that one will be happier. i earned 5 times more now compare to when i first started working, but at the same time, my expenses went up as well. sometimes, i wish i could be contented being in a low paying job and not having so much worry about bills, bills and bills.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
4 Dec 06
Yes....i agree with you.This is also my view point.Money cannot borrow happiness alway's ...isn't it? even rich people can be having problems as poor people have.You have explained things in a nice way...according to you, as the money incraese, your needs also incraeses isn't it? it is a fact.... aAnyway's, thanks for your response
• Singapore
19 Dec 06
Thanks for the best response and how i wish i have a lot of money now!! LOL
• India
19 Dec 06
yesssss u can buy anything with money in todays world
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
19 Dec 06
Money can buy you something but not everything and with little more money you might feel happy but money definitely cannot buy all the happiness in the world and if money was everything in this life, rich people would always have been happy without knowing the meaning of sadness, isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for responding
• India
19 Dec 06
Of course money can do tremendous things. It can accelerate the happiness we are having. But money alone cannot give happiness. money + the ability to enjoy the happiness makes people more happy. All rich people are not happy. All poor people are not unhappy.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
19 Dec 06
Well said.I agree to all of your view ponits....good. Money alone cannot bring happiness and i would just like to add one point over here,which is my view.... More money, beyond limits is not at all good according to me as it might bring more tensions and other forms of uneasiness along withh it...what do you say for this ? Anyway's, thanks for your response
@abijan (494)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 06
This is a very subjective question. I can't say more money more happy, less money less happy. No doubt, if you have more money, you can do almost anything and that will make you satisfy with your self. So, indirectly, if you have more money you might be happy. Now let see, if you have more money, you might affraid that someone will steal it from you or kidnap you for a hugh ransom. So, in this situation money does not mean you will be happy, infact you will be scared. Let see the less money situation. Without money, you won't be able to buy yourself satisfaction. Let say, you have a big family and you intend to buy a MPV, but since your financial is not strong enough, you only can get yourself a mini. You won't be happy about that. But without money, you won't be afraid to walk in the public knowing that nobody will kidnap you. Haha.. But anyway, it's up to you. If you feel money is important, then it will be important.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
H....Ha....nice to see so much on your views...interesting to go through that in detail.But, money is important for anybody living on earth...atleast for the basic needs, he needs money and everybody wants more...more...and even more...but, if he really gets sometthing very big....the, i think some sort of restlessness will start as to security wise, investment wise.....as all sorts of people also tend to follow you...isn't it. Anyway's, thanks for responding
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I don't recall the movie, but there was a great little sequence in which someone said to the materialistic girl that money doesn't buy happiness, and she responded, "Yes, but it doesn't automatically depress me either!" Although it's a silly reference to make, that's the way I think about it. Money is not the key to happiness, but it is certainly not the key to sadness either. It's more about your approach to life. Money is a tool. Happiness comes from within.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
Maybe you have really got some more points here...thank you.It really feels nice to participate in nice discussions isn't it? we get to know so many valid points which each one will be producing on their thinking.I definitely agree to your views here that money is just a tool and it is more about how you approach life and you also seem to agree on my point of view that money cannot be the only source for happiness... Anyway's, thanks for responding
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
I think if we have enough money for the basics and mayby a little left over to have a bit of a life then beyond that money probably makes more problems then its worth, even people with tons of money end up in debt because it seems as you make more money you increase your standard of living as well and you still spend just a little more than you have and it just becomes a cycyle. I always told my husband that id like to have enough money so when i went into the grocery store i didnt have to check the account to make sure i could get everything i needed food wise and id be happy, i dont mind if i have to take a look before i go shoe shopping and mayby have to wait for something but the comfort of just going to the grocery store and getting all we need is nice. Money is certainly not the ultimate problem solver some people seem to think that it is. Of course its sad when people dont have enough for the basics.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
Hm.....good.It seems ok on all aspects.As the money increase, you also tend to spend more...isn't it? it is the case of every human being and as you said, it is not actually buying happiness with more money, but you tend to spend little more with more money...that's all...isn't it? but, money is needed for anyone...what i am telling is, beyond limits, even money is very bad....do you also agree with this? Anyway's, thanks for commenting
@comrade (339)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
Personally, I dont think that money can always bring happiness. It could be that the level of satisfaction for both poor and rich people is not the same but the effect happiness brought about by achieving such satisfaction is pretty much the same on both classes.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
I agree that money cannot alway's bring happiness as you said, but what did you mean by level of satisfaction for rich and poor? ddi you mean that , more money more satisfaction? if it is so, i don't think you are right as needs of rich people might be higher than the poor isn't it..so, level of satisfaction maynot be high compared to the poor........but, desires will be high on both rich and poor people...isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for commenting
@blueman (16513)
• India
5 Dec 06
money cannot buy everything but you can buy most of the things, so if you had more money you would probably more happy then having no moeny.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
More money doesn't alway's mean more happiness.....perhaps, you might feel more secure.But, even then, to be more happy, you need something more than money for sure....isn't it? don't you agree with me? even the richest person can be unhappy with more money also....isn't it?
@shali3000 (742)
• Italy
5 Dec 06
Money isn't everything and doesn't bring happyness if you're are alone...but it helps to have a good life with someone you love
@alienstar (5140)
• India
7 Dec 06
Money is needed even if you are alone.....but, i couldnot understand your point saying that money doesn't brink happiness being alone...! what you meant here? being alone means, single is it? if money is spent on things what you like, you should be happy...why not? Anyway's, thanks for commenting
@rikpallav (1242)
• India
5 Dec 06
I do not think so...you cannot be moe happy with more money.. if moe money comes to you you will be more tempted to earn more then what you have got... so I would say you will be in a never ending journey for the quest of money.I would also say that money can buy you bad but not sleep...money can buy you food but not hunger
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Yes..exactly..one cannot be more happy with more money..rather, one will be little unsettled with more money...isn't it? The points you mentiooned really makes sense, as you said money cannot buy sleep and money can buy food and not hunger.....hopw everybody will read theses lines of youirs.. Anyway's, thanks for responding.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
5 Dec 06
Money can not do everything for you. No money can not do anything.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Yes..money is very very important in our life, but money is not everything...isn't it? money cannot buy love, happiness of all kinds......can it? so, one should have money ..but, within a limit.. Anyway's, thanks for responding.
@hotoffer (667)
• India
5 Dec 06
yes i agree with u that money is needed for each n every one,without money we can't suvive in this era...But no one can't be more happy with more money who have more... they have more problem then others n they think it's not more we want more.Money is a filth of hand.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Yes...you got it perfectly right.This is my views also.... i also agree that money is needed..but, something in very excess will definitely create problems of different kind which cannot be solved that easily...isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for responding
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
Well, for me the answer is yes. I think not all will same with my opinion so here is. with money I think i can be more happy, I can make my family or myself happy with using that money. of course you can't buy all with money but money is strong enough to make you happy in your life. also you can make other people happy with that money. Not all rich people are more happier that poor people, It's deppend on situation. some of rich people want to be poor and some poor people want to be rich.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Hm....in some way's you are right...but, as far as i am concerned, money is needed for everybody...no doubt in that.As for al the basic needs, one definitely needs the money...but, withmore money, one will have more tensions..isn't it? just tell me one thing...can you bare less tension with less money or more tension with more money? anyway's thanksf or responding
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
4 Dec 06
Yes, with more money one can be more happy, but not any one. Money is fundamental, but it is not the only thing needed. I think that money and someone to trust and love are some of the things needed to be more happy.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Money is fundamental..! what did you mean by this....! Money is a basic need of every human being and what i am saying is, even if one has less money also he can be happy and simply put, more money cannot alway's mean more happiness...isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for responding
• Romania
4 Dec 06
money can't buy hapines. but money does one hell of a good job in bringing it to you...
@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Exactly...money cannot buy happiness, love....isn't it? money is needed for living but i feel, within limits and not beyond limits as anything in excess is bad...and money also is not left behind...isn't it?
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
not necessarily but it sure would make life a lot easier
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
5 Dec 06
Maybe you are right to a small extent.Money is needed inlife but i think, not beyond a limit.....Tommorrow, if you get some 500000$ all of a sudden, will you be very comfortable and very happy....i don't think so...more than a limit everything is bad...even poor people without money look more happier sometimes....isn't it? Anyway's, thanks for responding
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
4 Dec 06
Happiness can't be bought with money but it sure can make your life a little 'easier'. A friend a me owns an online investment program, feel free to have a look at it, he's a really honest person! It's definitely not a scam!!! There hasn't been a single complaint from any member until now and it's online for over half a year already....This one is my life making a bit easier ;-)) http://www.infinityshares.com
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
4 Dec 06
Oh...ok...as you said, happiness cannot be bought with just money isn't it? and also making life easier with money power is fine to soem extenti believe..... Regarding your friend's web-site, let me go through taht before commenting anything on that.Are you working in that? Thanks for responding
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
With more money I think that a person could be happier to an extent, they could pay off debts, take a trip, work less hours or even quit a job that they hate. However, money doesn't totally buy happiness, it doesn't buy love which brings us great joy.
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
4 Dec 06
Good...you have put some valid points here which anyone will agree.As you said, money cannot buy anything ...... happiness and sadness are everybody's part iof life....and might or maynot depend on money..isn't it? happiness and sadness can come for bothrich and poor... Thanks for responding
• United States
4 Dec 06
I don't think that money can really bring happiness-there are plenty of miserable rich people with lots of problems, just as there are poor
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
4 Dec 06
Yes....i agree with you.Money doesn't alway's buy more happiness isn't it? it is just the comfort feeling we have most of the times.....more money might also bring more tensions....don't you think so? in my case, i believe in having reasonable money and not anything more than the required money.... Anyways, thanks for responding.