Happiness is found where wealth and fame are found in abundance?

@ssh123 (31103)
India
February 10, 2007 11:34am CST
I am under the impression that happiness is a result of satisfaction one would get from hardwork with perfection and honesty. Many people argue that happiness comes from wealth and fame. What is your opinion?
5 responses
• India
10 Feb 07
What you say is exactly true ssh...happiness comes only when you are happy with what you deserve rather than wanting more and more all the time...with wealth and fame you can achieve it but it wont last long provided you earned it through your hardwork and honesty...better to be in a hut surrounded by friends and loved ones rather than staying in an island surrounded by sharks and greedy eyes!!
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
10 Feb 07
Thank you very much for a good write up to this discussion topic. It is very well received.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
11 Feb 07
Your response is a phiolosophical statement but truthful and next to reality. Thanks for interesting response.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
11 Feb 07
Your response has been given BR
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I agree with you. For example, I am not a wealthy person. I have money (also hard earned) only to attend to our day to day life. But I am a very happy and a relaxed woman. I dont think this happiness can be bought with money. I have this friend, who has a lot of money, but the husband is a womanizer. With all her money and fame, she is still not happy. There is a saying, the world's happiest man, do not have a shirt to cover his body.
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@ssh123 (31103)
• India
2 Mar 07
Simplicity in life brings greatest happiness. Unfortunately we are all ordinary human beings with our wants kept as unsatiable and because of this greediness, we cannot enjoy our life to its full potential.
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
11 Feb 07
Happiness like sandness is like two sides of a coin. One experiences happiness and next moment, next day, next month there is some sadness. Life is designed like that or it works like that. No one can say happiness is everlasting thing. Though money brings happiness, materials brings happiness, nothing lasts long. I agree with your point that hardwork with perfection and honesty is a cotinuous activity one should follow to have happiness for longer period.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
11 Feb 07
You have analysed the facts very well and it is really an eye opener to all to know about happiness. For my son, If I give a gel pen, he is happy for 1 week. As soon as ink fill is exhausted, he is sad.
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
It depends really on people how they define happiness or what they consider happiness is for them. I used to think that when i have more money and i could buy all that i want i would be happy already but i guess i was wrong. It seems that the more money i make the more desires that i have which therefore is leading to unsatisfied life because i tend to want more or desire more. For me happiness now is being thankful for what i have and what the Lord has given me and to appreciate even small blessings.
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@ssh123 (31103)
• India
11 Feb 07
What you have said is a greatest realization in life one can experience and you revealed it in a fine manner. I agree with your views and thanks.
• Singapore
10 Feb 07
I guess different people have different ways of being happy. Some desire to be wealthy.. and so they are happy when they are filthy rich. some just want a simple life.. and they're happy with it. some people derive happiness from hardwork. others get happiness through play. some people also do get happiness from love. There is no definition for happiness.. However, I must say that money does not necessarily bring happiness. For me, happiness is about love. I can be poor, but if I am surrounded by love, I think I'll be the happiest person alive.
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@ssh123 (31103)
• India
10 Feb 07
Comprehensive statements you have made on happiness is well received and thank you for the same.