Money is happiness..Is it their fault if they think that way?

China
February 3, 2007 1:25am CST
Here in China everytime you ask people what makes them happy the always say money..a lot of money. I realized that they don't be;eive in Supreme being. they only believe in theirselves. Whatever happens to them it's their own decision and destiny. Sometimes i don't blame these people if all they care is how to be rich and to have a lot of money. Even women here they will not marry a man if they don't have money. That's the way how they were raised..can we blame them if they have that kind of thinking?
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@adi1942 (48)
• India
3 Feb 07
hey in think the whole scychology of humanbeing is changed they have become more materialistic and physical comfort stands first for man so money which can by anything for you ...except real love ....had became everything ....
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• India
3 Feb 07
its not confine upto china only.. evn throughout the world money playes an important role in evry aspect of life.. bt its upto you and ur perspective to life and ur wants from life that to which you gave more preference... BUT TO ME MONEY SHOULD BE FOR EASE OF UR LIFE AND SHULDN'T UR LIFE IS FOR MONEY.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Money does make things a lot easier for us but it does not guarantee one's happiness.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
nothing is wrong with money so long as we don't make it the center of our lives. for people who don't have that much money, that statement would be hard to swallow but sooner or later, they'll understand the wisdom of being happy even if they're not all that rich. Family, friends, a hobby and others can make a man happy :-)
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@mikekire (146)
• Nigeria
3 Feb 07
Yes, there is nothing wrong with making money. But if money makes you not to be at peace with the supremebeing,then i wonder the essence of the money.The true way to happiness and unending joy is to love your creator and obey Him. And secondly be at peace with all men.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
i actually don't blame them especially since money nowadays is really a necessity and in some ways that's the means of getting our satisfaction like travelling, or even providing for education.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I agree. Money is not the answer to all our problems, but having money does buy us the freedom to do with our lives what we want. If we don't have money, we are limited in what we can do at any given moment. When we have money we have more choices, and that is what people truly want from life, the freedom to choose what they will do for a career, where they can travel, how they will live. It is security and freedom, and you can't blame people for wanting that!
@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 07
Yes, i am so agree that money is everything at least to me. I think that is nothing wrong with that. Having no money will absolutely place me in trouble. Every step i walk cost me money even now i need money seriously. Only people who has long time been rich that he doesn't put money in the first place. But do not misunderstand me, i never use that principle in friendship. Everyone is equal in my eyes.
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• India
4 Feb 07
i don't think money brings happiness.but to live luxuriously everyone needs money.to live normally everyone needs money.so money is necessary to live in this costly nature but it should be not bring greediness .
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
4 Feb 07
money is not happiness and without money life becomes miscerable. In india i have seen even the renunciants in ashrams want money. They say they ask it for improving the amenities in the ashram. So if ordinary people think they can be happy with money let them be so.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Money is what drives the world. It is what keeps our economy going and the more knowledgable and intelligent a person is, the more money he or she is capable of making. I handsome, smart, clever, talented individual will definitely not be broke so money is a reflection of a person's mindset.
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@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
We can't blame the ignorant. We can blame who feed them. Many believes money can buy all the things in this world. They believe in supreme being but they are just blind of the truth about what is life in the real meaning of the word. Don't worry, there is nothing permanent, they will change.
@jazzy101 (75)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
its not there fault .yuo saee everyb thing we buy money serves as a mediunm of exchange.but then we failed to think that its not the money that makes us to commit wrongdoings rather its the one who own ther money and how he or she uses it.
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• India
4 Feb 07
I agree that money give happiness and you feel secured in life. Next, you will think how to save this money or how to invest this money and get returns in double. Likewise, mind will think when you have money. So happiness is temporary. With this money, how to become a rich man. I will not blame people. The cost of living is high and everyone wants everything. What is the solution for this, you should be rich to enjoy all luxuries in life. To lead a luxurious life. When you have money only others are giving respect. So I agree money is happiness.
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@geejoy (345)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
well its the society...its their way of life already....but then, they should realize the true sense of happines.....no..not happiness but joy....a true sense of self and contentment cannot be measure with what you have but what you are....hope these people you are talking about will realize soon how much they are lacking.....though they are bountiful in other aspects such as money....though im not generalizing all rich people.....there are still those who are financially, emotionally, psychologically and spiritualy rich...
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@sai_1729 (75)
• India
4 Feb 07
I agree with you that money is not way to get the happiness. yes i think that their is the fault in their thinking . money will kill the relationships & sometimes it will take the happiness from us . money is just one of the way to get happiness .
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@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Money can sure make you happy but in a different aspect. It makes life comfortable for you and when you're having some problem money doesn't make the problems go away but it sure as heck makes suffering a lot easier.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
It's easy for people with everything to say that money doesn't make you happy. But for people with nothing, it's really difficult for them NOT to say that money is important. If the people with everything lost their everything, they'd change their minds. Usually it takes somebody who had everything losing everything to make people realize what's really important, anyway.
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• China
4 Feb 07
as for now, money is what makes people alive. without money, you cannot go out places, you cannot eat, you cannot go to malls without having money on your pocket. saying this, doesn't make me as a person love money. but I was just saying that money now is a very crucial one in our life. we cannot blame other people with this. Now is the time were life is so complicated and that money is what makes and keeps us alive. right?
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@mlotboy (293)
• India
4 Feb 07
every one need money,loves money.....we cant blame them as every one loves money,most of the mylot here work hard to get more money.but we can blame who love money without work or without doing anything.same thing happen here in here (ie india).wish you had a good discussion.........haha
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@nicolai (288)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Money is indeed important to each of us,, you do something without money on you hand,we can blame your colleagues if they have that thinking, they want an assurance and money is the answer, but still it has to come with some limitations and put the most imporatnt person in your priority God and your loved ones!
@bhogz13 (126)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I think that is very wrong..It is only impostant but not tantamount to happiness..Some look at that way because they can buy whatever they want.Never look at your money as your happiness because when its gone you will be lonely forever...
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• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
No it's not their fault, because sometimes money is much more important, like when there is an emergency and we need money, that time money can save your life. And we can't survive without money. In today world, we need money in anything and everything you do. So, to me, money is very important, and sometiems money means happiness too.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
In deed, money is very important in one's existence that anything he desires is accessible through it. But does that mean that money is everything? Money can give a stable economic means but it can't give you all the satisfaction in the world. If you find happiness in things then you have a very shallow idea of happiness. Happiness starts from acceptance, love of oneself and being loved as well.
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