Are you happy with what you have? Do you have to have money to be happy?

Bulgaria
February 24, 2007 9:09am CST
Are you happy with what you have? What do you want to have in future? Do you have to have money to be happy? What do you prefer to have, money or friends?
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7 responses
@plocky (40)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
I can say that what i have now is far from what i dreamt of having, but that doesn't make me unhappy. In fact, I'm just content with what I have right now, because they're all I NEED. When it comes to what I WANT, of course there are tons of things that I want that would make me really happy. I often daydream about things I don't have, but at the end of the day reality keeps me back on track. Inch by inch, day by day - sooner or later, it'll all add up and I'll just wake up one day and realize that all I ever needed and wanted is what I already have. It's just seeing the value in things that make us happy about them. One might never be happy or content with a hundred million dollars, but another could be the happiest person in the world with just the company of friends and family. So you see, if you start comparing your happiness with that of others, you will cease to be happy. Look to what is within your reach and you will be able to grasp it in your hands.
@loisse21 (216)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
i believe i am happy now. to be honest i am not really earning that much but whenever i am with my family and friends thats like quality happiness that i got.its something more than what happiness that money brings.yes money could make a person happy since it could bring up the material things that we want.however nothing beats the happiness that comes from the heart and not the pocket
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• Bulgaria
24 Feb 07
GOod answer , + , I think money is not so important when you have friends
@swatig (1187)
• India
25 Feb 07
really good ans, bt not fit in this pratical, fast life. its all wht i feel frm my learning. ur absultely corrct tht frned brings more happiness thn anything else. but wht to do, if frend not in state to hlp?
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
24 Feb 07
oh what difficult questions....I am quite satisfied with what I have but I hope to find a stable economic situation..I mean, I have just started a new job and I hope to become more and more economic indipendent in order to realise some of my dreams...who doesn't want to have a it more money? money for buying lots of things, doing lots of things..I wish I could afford a bigger house for example..here in Rome on the Aventino hill..a bigger house with one of those beautiful wooden library..and a swimming pool so to swim when I come back home at night..and then then there are journeys.. i love travelling abroad...and then..oh there are so many things I love..but the most important thing is that I have a good health and that my beloved ones are safe and healthy...therefore I can say that health and love (friendship, relatives and maybe one day love affair) come first!!!!
@justreal (2367)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I am happy with who I am and health is making happy not the money. In the future, I want to have own business and build a nice healthy family. Like I said I always have to have my health to be happy and not money.
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@trinale (1480)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I'm happy with what I have and with where I am now. I also enjoy my job but I can't do that forever, so what I want to do now is work on building residual income for when that day comes when I no longer want to go to work anymore. When that day comes, I want to be able to maintain my current lifestyle.
@mikekire (146)
• Nigeria
24 Feb 07
money is good but not everything. Do you know that the rich are also troubled and afraid? You can be happy even without money. It depends on how you want to make your life. As far as i am concerned, happiness is a thing of the mind. If you want to be happy, just be at peace with yourself and always work hard and keep good company.
@lalitha55 (193)
• India
24 Feb 07
I am happy with what I have and I think being healthy is what makes me happy. Moreover having great friends and love from all my family members contribute to my happiness. Money is necessary for living but it is not the yardstick by which you can measure happiness. I definitely would prefer friends., good friends!!