Can money buy happiness?

@KrazyK8 (190)
Canada
February 17, 2007 5:13pm CST
Do you think that money can buy happiness? why or why not? I think that money can buy things that will make you happy but I don't think that it alone will make you happy forever! Granted I would be happy if I had some right now...lol
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10 responses
@sripriya (450)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Well1money is needed for a certain extent to keep you and your loved ones happy!But as you say moey is not everything.I have known several rich people having no peace of mind!I think absolute satisfaction with what you have brings real happiess.Appreciatig the good things happening to us will really lift up our mood.
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
Excellent point!!
@risshi (69)
• India
18 Feb 07
look if u hv money u think money is not everything if cant u think money is very big thing in our life we want which we dont have
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
Very true
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Well, being that I have no money I can't really answer this question with fact. If you give me lots of money, I'll let you know. Ok, joking there. Seriously though, I think money can get you a lot of things that make you happy. I mean, like I would like to go on more vacations. Or be able to buy things more for my family and friends. I think if you abuse the money you have (like many celebrities) that can bring you misery.
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
Good point thank you!!
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
No, absolutely. Money are very important, I'd be a stupid if I said the contrary, we live in an hedonistic society and everybody want a lot of things, the newest cellarphones, computers, cars, jewels, etc. but there are things that you'll never be able to buy: love and wealth. If you are suffering from a very bad ill you can have all the money that you want, but I'm afraid you can do just a little....
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
thank you
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Short answer, no. Longer answer, money can certainly buy you some comfort and security. And perhaps it can buy you the ILLUSION of happiness. Real happiness is rarely about "things" and "objects" you can buy with money. Happiness is a feeling that comes from somewhere inside, and doesn't have anything to do with money... more likely, it's the feeling you get when your toddler giggles hysterically, and you pick him up. Or how you feel the first time you kiss someone you really, really like. Or marvelling at a litter of puppies, playing. A fellow named Kinky Friedman-- who's a writer, social commentator and recently ran for governor in the state of Texas-- once said: "Money can buy you a fancy dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." I think that pretty much sums it up for me.
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
That is a great quote!! Thank you!!
• United States
18 Feb 07
no
@KrazyK8 (190)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
why?
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
Yes it is! you are going to be an hypocrite if you say no.. As everything in this world has something to do with money! Like for example, you really love to eat chocolates... Chocolates is your happiness, ofcourse you cannot get a box of chocolates if you dont have any money. That's simple... Now, people say "No" Money can't buy Happiness bcoz they are reffering into the "feeling" the word called "love".. Ofcourse, We cannot buy "Love" On the other hand, we can pay somebody to ask him/her to love you. But the question is.. Is it worth it? Is it really the happiness means to you? Buy somebody that you really admire and ask him/her to love you? What about his/her happiness too? You'll gonna set it aside and ignore it coz you have what you want? We can buy happiness for ourselves but not the True Meaning of it!
• Brazil
27 Feb 07
As a matter of fact it's important in our lives, but it's not at all. There're another things much more important thatn money, such as: love, friendship, compassion, etc.. that things can be available for everyone since they don't come with price. In short, the best things we can ever have are the simple things, we just need to take a break, turn around and see it, right now, just take a look at the landscape surrounding your, or take a look at the naive smile from a children who doesn't even worry about money as we do, anyway, that's a good question in order to stop and think it over, reflect. WORLD IS NOT MADE OF A BUNCH OF PAPER, BUT PEOPLE!!!
@sensesfail (2251)
• India
19 Feb 07
No but i agree to what you say.I does get you temporary happiness.But what if you give money always and make the temporary situation permanent? This is just a suggestion.
@meoasis (721)
• Nepal
19 Feb 07
no never but if you are happy have great sense of humor to your obstacles and have a inner spirit to make money money will follow you its not a big deal