Does money really give you happiness?
22 Dec 06
Money does not give you happiness, but it does give you food, shelter and clothes which contribute to a happy frame of mind. A recent survey comes to mind - most people who said they were happy were people who had a decent income. The very poor were generally not happy. The very rich also had a low percentage of people who claimed they were happy. So without a minimum amount of money in your pocket, the chances of your being happy are bleak. The problem arises because we are taught by religious leaders and perhaps even parents that money is not good, one must not hanker after it etc. The truth is there can be no life as we know it without money. Money is only a measure of our productivity on earth. Take away the measure and you will be truly unhappy, because being productive on earth, in whatever way is what makes life worth living.
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2 Jan 07
You have touched on some very interesting, but true points. Although money cannot buy happiness, it provides stability and contributes to the continuous flow of happiness. Money is a powerful thing; having too much of it and having none at all can cause conflict and stress. But having some, I can almost always guarantee will put a daily smile on your face. That is called being comfortable.
28 Dec 06
Money is necessary to survive, but happiness can't be bought. Look at the divorce rate among rich people - very high. I don't know the statistics but I wouldn't be surprised if rich people divorce more frequently than poor people. And lots of children of the very rich often rebel more than children from poorer backgrounds. Money can buy lots of worldly goods but it can't buy love. If you have love you have nothing.
3 Jan 07
yeah... very much.... only those people having enough money with them would accept your view and when you take away their money and take them out of the comfort zone, they are down and out and surely, money is the only thing which makes people happier.