How would you prefer to be paid for your work? Would you prefer cash or happiness? you cant have both so you will have to choose one. and support your answer:)
Happiness, hands down. I consider the things that make me happy--writing, cooking, gardening, walking with my dog and my man--my work. The hours of my time that I sell for money, I don't know what that is--wage-slavery I think.
What's with all these rhetorical questions? Have you got a philosophy 101 assignment to finish or something?
Anyway, while we're at it, I've always wanted to know if God could make a rock so big that he can't lift it?
Job satisfaction is extremely important to me - I'm the kind of person who will quit a job I don't like, even if I don't have a new one in prospect.
However if I have to choose one or the other, then it's a no brainer - it has to be the money, otherwise I'd starve to death. Unless, of course, I can dash out and find a rich husband to replace my current gorgeous-but-not-wealthy one...
This topic is probably more appropriate for the Hangout than in the Knowledge Exchange, richgerman - this forum is for how-to information on HubPages.
P.S. I can't understand how anyone generates cash while unhappy.
this is just a collection of ideas:) how one thought something for that:)
Jenny, I took his question to mean work in general - he didn't say how MUCH cash! it's quite possible for someone to generate cash working in a dead-end job.
As I said, faced with the choice of sticking it out in an awful job and happiness, I choose happiness every time - but I do have to eat.
Probably more an indication of my mindset, Marisa - it's not cash to me unless it's left over after all expenses.
IME, unhappy people at any income level spend all their discretionary income on distraction, stress relief, and numbing agents, and never have any cash at all. In fact, their net worth is often negative.
I would choose happiness over cash because if I am happy, I am being fulfilled at all levels, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically so there would not be any "lack" in my life experience, or at least I wouldn't percieve "lack" even if others do. Reminds me of a question a teacher/lecturer asked, which my friends and I discussed a few months ago, would we choose enlightenment or a million dollars?
I see! To me, "cash" means exactly the opposite - I rarely handle cash because I can afford a credit card and a bank account, so cash to me means the odd bit of real coins and notes that I need to cover my essential daily expenses.
So maybe our questioner needs to come back and clarify what he means. If by "cash" he means profit, as you do, then certainly I'd choose happiness every time. His title used the word "paycheck" which is perhaps why I took it differently.
I remember a network marketer trying to sign me up once. She started out asking me what I wanted in my future. I said I wanted to be happy. She kept asking me in different ways, and I could tell I wasn't giving them the right answer, but I didn't know what it was. Eventually she showed me a picture of a couple in front of MacMansion with a fancy car in the driveway and said, "but wouldn't you like to live like this?"
When I said "no, not particularly", I think she realised it wasn't going to work out...
Oh, enlightenment, without a doubt.
A million dollars doesn't go far, anyway.
i think its only a paycheck. whatever comes on your mind about that word:) will do so will know here whats your point of view to this:)
Forgive me for asking, but I was curious why you haven't posted a single hub in 6 weeks.
He does. For some reason it's not showing it in his forum stats.
actually you can view my online resume through my website too:) and that could brigthen your day at the same time:)
What I find odd is that you seem to be adding new articles to your Hub as if it were a blog, instead of starting new Hubs.
Happiness is very important. Now if I didn't have a family to support then that is what I would take over the money. The ideal is off course both.
The other thing to take into consideration is that brokegerman is trying to sell you his "happiness guaranteed" service rather than asking a genuine question.
Why is there a Google Adsense Advertisement entitled:
"Law Of Attraction Scam
Dont Buy Another Law Of Attraction Product Until You Have Seen This" ?
And why has your forum post on Karma been copied from:
http://www.karmadirectory.com/karma-directory.htm ? The author of this exerp is J. Finnis.
That is a marketing tactic used to draw attention to your pay per click ad. I think it was "
The Rich Jerk" or Chris McNeeny in "Affiliate Project X" that started teaching this tactic. It used to be very effective but has become a bit over used.
I would most definitely have to say happiness!
After all, isn't that why most people want money? To be happy?
As far as I am concerned, the amount of happiness that you have and create in your life is the greatest measure of wealth.
Well, if money wasn't an issue...then happiness of course. I guess that would probably defeat the purpose of this question.
Either way, I look at money as a form of exchanged energy. You can make a living with what you love doing if you find a way to channel that energy into a cash producing activity. We often times don't see an opportunity knocking at our door to do what we love to make a living (and often times when we do, we get the "reality check" from dream stealers).
Money usually follows satisfaction in your work. Maybe we won't be rich, but at least we have satisfaction in doing something we enjoy while getting paid for it. I'll take the happiness over money every time.
It has undoubtably got to be happiness
Money cannot buy or give you that no matter how much you have.
look at all the millionaire movie stars. There are not many still happily married....unless you mention.... Paul newman...they have been married for years and still married.
Money cant even buy your health......sure it may get you a better specialist.
I would rather live (and have done) in an old shack or tin shed and be happy than live in a fabulous and be unhappy.
Stuff the money. Yeah it does help but you can live no matter how much you earn it gets to the point it is never enough. so be happy and enjoy your life.
Now click on my hubs and earn me some money...........JUST JOKING.
If I'm already happy what do I need a paycheck for?
Oh, things like food...shelter...clothing...
Funny thing that, if I don't have those things I'm not very happy.
Uninvited Writer, thank you for making my day. Your comment made me burst out with laughter! You are endearing beyond words.
I am now going to check and make sure that I am a memeber of your fan club.
Great question and comments.
Happiness or Wealth, as long as it is possible to have both I will always choose both.
I personally would tell anyone who tried to prevent me from receiving either to kiss my ---
Without wealth, I am unable to help as many of my fellow man, without wealth I am unable to spend the time to learn how to better myself. With wealth I can do so many things that others can only dream about. To me the endeavor to obtain wealth is a noble cause. Every individual who obtains wealth, spends that wealth thus bringing others closer to the same level.
The only way to improve the lot of those less fortunate is to provide excess for yourself which you may then share.
In a nutshell wealth is a reward making life easier, happiness is a state of mind. You have to work for both.
The old saying of 'You can't buy happiness" is true as is "money sure does make happiness easier to obtain" also true.
I have a serious problem. I've heard about rich & famous people committing suicide.
It seems that some of them had millions in their bank account. But still they left everything behind. I wonder why?
May be their money was not enough to buy something. Now what could it be Perhaps they felt sorry for all the poor people in the world. May be they woke up from a bad dream. It is better to stay up all 24 hours if you are that rich
Ahh Famous is a totally different animal and drive all it's own. I would say that fame was more of a factor than wealth. Wealth also can not buy adoring fame and I personally would not like to be saddled with even if it could.
As far the wealthy feeling sorry for all the poor, I personally think that feeling sorry for them is cruel and has no way of helping them. As the old saying goes, give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats forever. It's easier to help in tangible ways if you have enough wealth to share.
It has been said and I agree totally that harboring thoughts of distaste and disdain for the wealthy is the major roadblock to attaining it. In my book striving to attain wealth is a noble endeavor.
Happiness is a totally different thing altogether and I choose to keep it in my heart whether I have attained wealth or not.
And just for the record I define wealth as having more than you need to survive in the manner you choose.
Offline , i am a salesman working on commission only.
happiness is..........a positive cash flow !
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