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Can money buy happiness

  1. dzephaniah profile image61
    dzephaniahposted 5 years ago

    Why do you think that there is still a popular belief that money can buy you happiness? This is despite the fact every month or so we learn that the rich and famous drown themselves in drugs, alcohol and even kill themselves in the process?

    1. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Money can indeed "Buy Happiness" but it doesn't help you to avoid or evade life's problems totally. It just makes it a little easier to endure them.

      1. dzephaniah profile image61
        dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ok. So it can't buy you happiness.

    2. Lilleyth profile image84
      Lilleythposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I tend to agree with May West who said:  "People who say money can't buy you happiness don't know where to shop."

      1. luvpassion profile image60
        luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I prefer Thomas Jefferson “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness” wink

      2. the girls profile image86
        the girlsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol, that's the best  Lilleyth I have read tonight :-) Of course all the other answers are correct.....

      3. frantisek78 profile image86
        frantisek78posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more." - Seneca

    3. Jynzly profile image69
      Jynzlyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Money can only buy temporary happiness but the consequences of sch temporary happiness is worse than not having a temporary happiness at all; sometimes the consequences are a lifelong regrets or even more fatal. The kind of happiness that money can't buy is one that emanates from a joyful and pure heart whether in plenty or in lack; the consequences of these is a lifelong fulfilling life of love and overflowing abundance of everything good and beautiful.

    4. Hui (蕙) profile image60
      Hui (蕙)posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Before answer this question, we should ask "Can we have happiness if we don't have money?"

      1. Jynzly profile image69
        Jynzlyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes; money is easier to find...happiness is more elusive.
        Find money then...

    5. Shinkicker profile image89
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Money can buy happiness but maybe too much money makes you want too much happiness. An unachievable goal that can lead to self-destruction in some.

    6. mathira profile image86
      mathiraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Money is most sought after because it gives you power and it can the buy the best materialistic things in the world. But happiness is in your mind and no amount of money can buy it.

    7. tmarie423 profile image61
      tmarie423posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Money can't necessarily buy happiness but it can make life easier. Happiness when found is so muc richer than money in so many different ways. I lived without both in my past and I have to say that no money didn't buy my happiness but it does help to make life more enjoyable when the bills are paid and everyone is taken care of.

    8. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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      Maybe not, but it can sure as hell rent it! big_smile

    9. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Of  course, money buys happine$$.  People with little money have to worry about how to provide the rudiments of life.  They are always on edge as to how the most simplest of bills are going to be paid.  They are the ones who live at the most basic, primitive level because that is all they can afford.  They are subject to poor nutrition, poor medical care, poor services, and inferior quality of clothing.  They have no savings which means they live socioeconomically by chance.  They are also extremely likely to become homeless if the bottom falls out.   Those with money, however, have a better quality of life.  They have better quality of food, medical care, and clothing.  They can have a life beyond just mere basic existence.  They can live in the better neighborhoods and can afford better quality of education for their children.  They also have savings and investments to tide them over in bad times and for their old age.  Money is the difference between just merely existing and living a grand life.
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9098384_f248.jpg

  2. gjfalcone profile image76
    gjfalconeposted 5 years ago

    It depends on an individuals definition of happiness. If happiness means security and lack of stress, sure. If happiness is defined as the panacea to end all the world's ills, I think disappointment lies ahead.
    In that respect I stand firmly in the camp...Money is merely a tool in one's toolbelt. The more tools available, the better chance of achieving your objective. But that depends on ones individual objective. The next logical question to follow is what is the meaning of life.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Happiness is a condition where you are happy, period. It is the state of happy feeling inside regardless to your social standing, luxuries, etc.

  3. opiningminion profile image61
    opiningminionposted 5 years ago

    No. However, it can make one comfortable.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, however the happiness in question here.

  4. forall profile image60
    forallposted 5 years ago

    Saying that money buys happiness is like saying that all the rich people on this planet are happy.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good way to describe it. I have met many rich people and I didn't get the impression that they were happy at all.

  5. dzephaniah profile image61
    dzephaniahposted 5 years ago

    I agree with you! It seems that many people gave up on real happiness and chasing the fake one, in spite all the evidence that it is false.

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    I wrote a hub answering this very question. It proves that money can buy happiness, but not in the ways most people assume you mean, i.e. endless gadgets and toys, but in more practical ways and what good you can do with it.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm starting to believe that many people don't understand what happiness really is. I'm not talking about some temporary happiness that some feelings and material things give us. I'm talking about real happiness: you get up in the morning and you are happy with your wife, your kids, your job, etc. That is happiness.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Did you actually read the hub? I make the exact point you just made in your reply to mine, only I point out how having money can make your family life more enjoyable and allow you to have children because you can afford them, not struggle to feed or house your family, pay for necessary medical treatments, have pets etc etc. This is how money can buy happiness, not through 'material possessions' and unnecessary luxuries which is what you have assumed I meant (something I also emphasise in the hub).

        1. Candie V profile image68
          Candie Vposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think he's just trying to justify his own personal beliefs.. I doubt he'll read your hub with an open mind

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
            mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I agree, (read his profile, very weird.) He has formed an opinion, and already decided the content of my hub without reading it (or my comment) properly. As for homelessness being a mental illness!!!! What....????

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Severe lack of money can prevent happiness...

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No. Happy people have money. Maybe not much, but they always seem to have enough (for them).

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When you haven't eaten in 3 days and are shivering under a freeway overpass, that person isn't usually happy...

        1. dzephaniah profile image61
          dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          He wasn't happy to begin with. Homelessness is a mental condition.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There are several million people in Africa that would dispute that.

            1. Candie V profile image68
              Candie Vposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              He's already made up his mind.. He's not listening.

              1. dzephaniah profile image61
                dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Did you ever think about why those poor people are poor, waiting for government handout or UN handout? They have as much resourses as we do.

            2. profile image0
              kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

            3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
              mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Well said and good point smile

          2. luvpassion profile image60
            luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Do away with money and everyone will be happy.

            Hi all
            Teri

            1. must65gt profile image80
              must65gtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Great Terri a socialist point of view. That worked well in Russia and the Chechz republics.  You and Obama want the same things, to destroy free enterprize and remove freedom. Lets all give up our belongings and let the hard working people and lazy people have an equil share....You first!

              1. luvpassion profile image60
                luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Actually I wasn't posting a political view sir...keep your belongings and your stick and don't tell me what I want. K

                Who are the lazy people and how do you know?

                Have a nice day

                1. must65gt profile image80
                  must65gtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  My apologies Terri, it’s just your comment was done whimsically or rendered a socialist viewpoint. Sometimes things we post on the internet can define us as individuals.  "Do away with money and everyone will be happy"? is a political viewpoint,  It was not my intent to insult you, only to impart some forethought before posting.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Para, poverty is the main cause of physical, emotional, mental, and psychological stress..  It also can lead to EARLY DEATH.  Sad, there are many people who refuse to realize this.  So many people glorify being poor and impoverished while demonizing being wealthy and affluent.  Twisted and inverted logic here!

  8. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Eating, sleeping in a bed, in a house,driving a car,and buying gasoline all make me happy..and I need money to do all these.Acquiring money and more than I need does not make me any happier

  9. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Feline Prophet wrote an awesome hub about this a while ago.

    http://felineprophet.hubpages.com/hub/Money-Happiness

    This hub has been at the 100 or so ranking on HP since it was written. Good words.

  10. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    Ermmm, third world countries:

    limited medical care
    droughts
    disease
    poor education
    lack of clean water
    crops won't grow without water (famine)
    little shelter

    etc etc

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We are NOT really talking about third world countries here. Those people can't possibly have happiness. Their happiness was robbed by their corrupted countrymen which are products of their society.  I'm talking about us here, and people in the western countries that live a reasonable and respectable life. The happiness is not in the money. If you chase the money, you'll get old without finding happiness. Happiness is a feeling that is acquired at childhood. If you don't have it as an adult, it is harder to understand it, but not impossible to achieve it. It has to do with many factors that are impossible to point here. However it has to do with your family and upbringing. The happiness is not in golden calf. The only rich people that are happy are traditional people.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We aren't talking about rich people either, just the difference between struggling to eat, pay for children and their needs, having pets, paying bills, emergency medical treatments etc etc without stress. This is where having 'enough' money can give you happiness. NOT the toys, gadgets and luxuries associated with wealth, but in basic essentials if you simply cannot afford them normally. You have stopped listening, and are assuming most people here are suggesting 'wealth' is what would result in happiness, when what they are actually saying is 'not struggling to survive, and having enough money to cover basic essentials' is how money can give them happiness.

  11. RealHousewife profile image86
    RealHousewifeposted 5 years ago

    http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hu … ess-or-not

    hee is a great hub that discusses this point!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Kelly smile

  12. must65gt profile image80
    must65gtposted 5 years ago

    the in-ferment by dzephaniah that ..."why those poor people are poor, waiting for government handout or UN handout? They have as much resourses as we do." shows much about his viewpoints and close-mindedness. In Florida alone 1800 independent Auto Dealers went under (that's UN-employed) due to Obama's ill-planned devastation in the "Cash for Clunkers" program. Consequently Used car valuers have skyrocketed and become unreachable for many Americans. The Bank Bailout saw people foreclosed on by lenders because banks were out-of-trust and could not repay investors. Unemployment in High-end jobs went to an all-time high with no foreseeable future in reacquiring jobs. Health insurance became a luxury and many people wonder where their next meal will come from. These same people will not qualify for welfare or food-stamps because of the previous year earnings.

    Which answers the question on happiness: perhaps a warm home, a family that can afford to have health care when needed (and not the government handout type dzephaniah refereed too) to have funds for owning personal or using public transportation, purchase insurance to protect their family, home, car. and have time and the resources to share with each other. Money has a great and undeniable impact on happiness. but since dzephaniah seems not to ever been wanting, he has no clue of what happiness means. He relates happiness to the warm fuzzy feeling and agape love families share, and reasons it's something one cannot place a price on.

    Well dzephaniah from that standpoint maybe not but it sure as hell helps. Think about that the next time you go shopping for something you want, simply because you want it, and can still purchase the things you need at the same time. I hate the welfare system and what it's become, and I see tax dollars wasted every day. But, what have you done to change it and what have you sacrificed to help the less fortunate?

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry for your situation, but I don't have any family member that has a child out of wedlock or on welfare at this matter, because everything we do, we do responsibly and follow traditional values (I have a huge family). I would clean the streets if I had to. That is the traditional way. I don’t mean to hurt you. You need someone to lift you up and challenge you. The more that you’ll get used to your situation, the less likely you’ll help yourself.

      1. must65gt profile image80
        must65gtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        you arrogant Ass! I never said I was in trouble or had difficulties who said I had children out of wedlock? I work hard and never stop working, I put in 70 hrs a week bell to bell. I don't ask for handouts because I was taught at an early age nothing is free. I have a degree  and don't need wannabe self imposed expert telling me what they think I should do! Your narrow mindedness is the issue. I now realize  you and luvpasion have in common... you both believe you have the right answers but in reality...your both CLUELESS She  needs to make it out of puberty and gain life experiences..you can only hope they have a room left for you at the asylum.

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The pot calls the kettle black; lol I agree with many of the things you say actually. I think this dzephaniah person is extremely rude. roll

          That being said, I've been around the world several times as well. You work hard and don't ask for handouts...fine, but you don't sound very happy about it tongue.

          I don't have all the answers, don't tell me what I believe sir. roll I'm simply saying that although in todays modern world money is yes a neccesity but it hasn't always been so.

          You and Misty seem to think the road to happiness is paved with money. Struggling to pay,etc. Living in the now with no hope for change in the future. You were taught that nothing is free. I was taught that the price we pay isn't always money. I'm saying that there are other ways. You can't seem to undrstand my point. Is it possible that you're the CLUELESS one. lol

        2. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You Have a degree? Well now that is certainly in context with how money makes you happy. roll

          When I'm home I volunteer at the Veterans hospital in Memphis. As a Vet you should know about the price some of these men have paid for their beliefs it isn't money.

          You're not better then me sir.

          P.S. I'm not patting myself on the back for my volunteer work, only responding to your comment that "She needs to make it out of puberty and get some life experiences." I've had many life experiences.

          1. must65gt profile image80
            must65gtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I will comment one last time. You need to read EVERYTHING I said not pick and choose. Pot calling the kettle black? that was low even for you. Having a degree means very little in this world, it just means I studied. I saw everything I worked hard for disappear because the Bank I trusted fell out of trust and tried to take my home to cover their loss. It cost me everything. I paid for my education both in college and the "School of hard knocks". I don't ride on my parent’s shirt tails. Until you have to decide on whether to buy a 4.00 chicken or put fuel in your 100k mile automobile, you may not understand what money and personal happiness is all about. Traveled the world? I did it serving this country on the deck of a carrier like the men you met in the VA Hospital. Glad you volunteer but did you serve? I never said I was better or less than anyone! And do not sir me...I worked for a living. You have control issues and don’t want anyone to tell you what to think or do. OK point taken, we all have our issues. yours seems to be establishing yourself as independent. 9 hubs and 1126 post...seems the forum threads are your stomping grounds to see yourself counted. Why not try to write something inspirational? Instead of trying to cast spells or change things with your mystical Wiccan powers. Now that I have read your hubs....I know more than I want to about you! I'd say God Bless, but you’re a witch so he probably wouldn't so I will simply say...Go in peace

            1. luvpassion profile image60
              luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Please don't stop! smile I don't have to read everything you wrote to get a sense of your personality.

              You're proud...you're a christian and anyone that believes otherwise doesn't deserve Gods blessings.

              You've lost and are bitter against the system because of it.

              You work hard and believe that anyone that doesn't are beneath you.

              You think I need counted because I enjoy spending time arguing with the atheists. Actually I've published in print many times and get paid for it, so I don't write on hubpages for free.

              My family has served this country since the Civil War so no I haven't joined.

              I call you sir out of respect but since you feel superior to me you don't want it.

              You judge me without understanding ie. Why not try to write something inspirational? Instead of trying to cast spells or change things with your mystical Wiccan powers.

              I've enjoyed this perhaps you've learned something about yourself...read your own words. I apoligize for the pot calling the kettle black comment but you seem to have no sense of your own arrogance.

              God bless you

              Merry Part

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            awesome! lol

  13. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 5 years ago

    Whimsical yes; Postings that define us as individuals...I'm not so sure. Perhaps I should have said "Do away with money and everyone Can be happy."

    You forget that there are societies that do live and are happy without money.
    You can't confuse happiness and comfort.

    Which answers the question on happiness: perhaps a warm home, a family that can afford to have health care when needed (and not the government handout type dzephaniah refereed too) to have funds for owning personal or using public transportation, purchase insurance to protect their family, home, car. and have time and the resources to share with each other. Money has a great and undeniable impact on happiness. but since dzephaniah seems not to ever been wanting, he has no clue of what happiness means. He relates happiness to the warm fuzzy feeling and agape love families share, and reasons it's something one cannot place a price on.

    I think this statement defines you as an individual pretty well. While many outsiders may look upon various cultures that do not use money as "I wouldn't want to live like that, or I don't see how they do it." Happiness isn't beyond their grasp. This doesn't make them lazy. It's okay to think your path is the right path, but another thing to think yours is the only path...who said that?

    1. must65gt profile image80
      must65gtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I understand your point but when the comments are centered around what dzephaniah said "Did you ever think about why those poor people are poor, waiting for government handout or UN handout? They have as much resources as we do".
      His statement set the stage as being in the USA and our Government assisted programs. I have heard of societies that do not use money, but they are primitive cultures. They don't use money on the Galapagos Islands but they also run around in loin-cloths. Context needs to be maintained when debating a topic.  The countries you speak of are socialistic and their inhabitants freedoms are restricted. How happy are they when the basic freedoms we enjoy are refused them? I didn't forget, I only stayed within the context of the discussion.

      1. luvpassion profile image60
        luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry I thought the topic was "Can money buy happiness:" I didn't mention that comment in my original statement.

        roll

        Why so serious I didn't know you were arguing...my bad. So you don't wear a loincloth huh? Does that make you happier then them or only Superior? roll

      2. luvpassion profile image60
        luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Then there are those who restrict those basic freedoms you speak of. Surely you understand that (for example) early native americans wore loincloths and were happy.

        It was those who felt superior by their wealth and modern technologies that ended this. So keeping on topic Does money buy happiness? No sir!

        But money can buy politics and statesmen, and evidently Superiority complexes smile

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hmmm

        just waiting for context as I am assuming we are to debate?  I'm sure it will maintain itself til the end of time...

        just saying, or rather adding irrelevant context to post

        lol

        1. Candie V profile image68
          Candie Vposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          indeed!!

  14. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 5 years ago

    All I'm saying....and I haven't heard that "Money is the root of all happiness" wink Once people lived in harmony with nature and it provided the necessities of life without the concept of currency.

    Were they happy?

    must65gt seems to look at the world in black and white....just going by his post defining him as and "individual" If you don't believe in money your a socialist or live in a country where your freedom is restricted.

    Money makes the world go round...etc

    roll

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I never received unemployment in my life and I always pay taxes, that how I contribute. I have been always happy person. It didn’t matter whether I made $20k a year or $120k a year. I lived within my means and still helped many people, because I understand the true meaning of happiness. There is absolutely no happiness in money. You need to achieve the level that is comfortable for you and: START PAYING ATTENTION to your family and children. If you continue chasing money, you will die alone and miserable in a retirement home.

      1. Candie V profile image68
        Candie Vposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So what was your point in starting this thread?

  15. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    I still see you have not read my hub then as you have such a narrow viewpoint on what money can do. Trust me, I earned a mere £5400 a year (before tax) when I was 18 (around 1989) and had left home. Around this time our evil Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher brought out Poll Tax, which in my case was nearly £400.  To survive I had to live on toast and butter for weeks at a time as I could not afford anything else after rent and transport costs to my job. I am 100% certain more money would have made me a whole lot happier as I could have eaten healthily for a start. To form an accurate judgement you really have to look at both sides of the case and all the evidence first, not decide your opinion is right, and therefore you don't need to consider that in this day and age, money can make all the difference to 'sinking or swimming!!'

    1. Candie V profile image68
      Candie Vposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He may have read it, but read it thru his own eyes.. not your eyes.  He has no idea what any of us have been saying.. just keeps pushing his pointless views.. I'd let it die if I was you.. Love ya girl!

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Cheers Candie, yes I am going to now. Truly you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink! If he won't read a hub that explains the difference between being materialistic and actually needing money to survive and do good, then there is no hope. I am walking away as someone who has a far greater understanding of the less obvious ways money can bring happiness than he has smile Maybe I am just a little older, wiser and more life experienced, who knows? But I am at least opting for the fact my soul is!

        (Love ya too by the way big_smile)

  16. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 5 years ago

    I don't think it can buy happiness as such, but it can buy opportunity, which in turn may sometimes lead to happiness.

  17. dzephaniah profile image61
    dzephaniahposted 5 years ago

    Very well said. I'm very impressed.

  18. dzephaniah profile image61
    dzephaniahposted 5 years ago

    If someone is asking: “how much money do you thing is enough to be happy”, means that he/she doesn’t understand what happiness is. This life that we have on this earth is nothing but an elaborate test that is designed by God. If we find true happiness in our lifetime, we will also find God!

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Please elaborate on the elaborate test. yikes

      1. dzephaniah profile image61
        dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is a long story. I will try to write a series of articles about it. I feel that it is my purpose of life to get the word out. However I have to work a regular job also and it is taking time.

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I see...figured you'd say something like "read the bible" or "You'll know it when you see it" Never mind. roll

          No Sermons necessary.

          1. dzephaniah profile image61
            dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry to disappoint you. I have a family heritage that goes back to times before the bible was written down. Some of the stories are in the bible, but might not be in your version. The Jews wrote the bible down about 2000-3000 years ago. It was translated to Greek about 900 years ago and to Latin much later. There were many things “lost” in translation…

            1. dzephaniah profile image61
              dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I want to point out that I don’t care which religion it is that you believe in and I don’t really want anyone to follow me for this purpose. I want to spread the message that there is someone watching us, and we can’t fool him. I hope that this way, some people will try to be better and try harder to do the right things in life. I want people to understand who is God and what the meaning of life is.

  19. Johnjfernando profile image60
    Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago

    When will buy you a better lifestyle and more chances of getting laid if your a guy, but happieness geniunely comes from the heart and it comes from within a family that sticks together and grows together no matter how hard things get in life.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. I hope that you practice that and that you are a happy person, as I am.

      1. Johnjfernando profile image60
        Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yes, it still does. typo error: 'When' is supposed to be read 'Money.' Don't know how I got that mixed up. smile

  20. DAWNEMARS profile image60
    DAWNEMARSposted 5 years ago

    It does stop you dying, having some money-I mean. Too much in one place is also bad all round.

  21. profile image0
    YilanWangposted 5 years ago

    Happness? If you think it has a price tag in your mind, you can buy it.
    If you think it is not a kind of merchandise, you probably already have it. Then you don't need buy it.

  22. Diane Inside profile image85
    Diane Insideposted 5 years ago

    When you are poor and broke, and unable to put food on the table money can most definately buy happiness.  The rich and famous who have let their lives go down the tubes because of drugs, alcohol, and spoiled relationships, may be rich but they dont know how to foster a healthy lifestyle, it has nothing to do with the money they have.

    Having money is the best place to be no matter what. Its the decisions you make once you have that money on whether you are happy or not.

    So ask me if I'd rather be rich or poor and I'll say rich everytime.

    Then try to make good decisions to insure my happiness accordingly.

  23. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 5 years ago

    Nope I mean seriously if you look at the tv and all the celebs that have plenty of money many of them seem miserable within their own lives - always getting divorced and remarried and going in and out of rehab haha looks to me like money buys nothing except - hey look at me and my rotten life on tv haha

  24. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    You can be the richest person in the world and still be unable to buy the thing you want the most. The richer you are the more distanced you might become from the difference between want and need. If you were really thirsty a drink of water would make you happy. You would hesitate before drinking the water, to wish it was a bottle of champagne.

    1. dzephaniah profile image61
      dzephaniahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Happiness is not dependent on the material things. It is dependent on the way of life that you choose. If you organize your life properly, happiness will come and stay with you forever.

      I know it personally and I will never let it go out of my life. With my ups and downs in life, it always stayed with me and therefore I feel privileged and happy.

  25. apartmentsra profile image60
    apartmentsraposted 5 years ago

    It causes only stress. Makes your life busy and hell. You can get luxurious life but tension and trouble will follow you always.

  26. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    Money doesn't buy happiness, it buys fun.

  27. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    "It is better to be rich and miserable than it is to be poor and miserable".Money allows you to be unhappy where ever you chose to be,with all the trappings.

    1. Disturbia profile image59
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  28. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I am happier now that I earn more money and am not constantly stressed about paying bills.  Having more money can certainly allow a person to be happier.

  29. seanorjohn profile image82
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Money will not buy you happiness. So send me some money via paypal and I promise you will feel so much happier about yourself.

  30. internpete profile image92
    internpeteposted 5 years ago

    Nope, I agree with most people here, money can not buy happiness. However, it can buy you a jetski....

    But seriously, Money can be used to buy things for other people, which does tend to make us feel good about ourselves.

  31. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    I have asked that of most really or born rich people I have encountered, and the answer is univerally - Yes.

  32. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I have never believed that money can buy happiness but I have always believed that it can purchase things and experiences that can make you happy as the best things in your life might not be free. If a store clerk living check to check can find a way to pay for college and become a well paid engineer or healthcare worker, they would be less stressed and better able to take care of their bills because money paid for the education that led them to a better career.

    If a father that doesn't have insurance or the money to spare for a life saving operation, that would not make him or his friends and loved ones happy. If there was a way to pay for that operation, there would be stress but you can rest assured that the father and all who love and cared about him would be very happy when it's all said and done.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      BRAINS, INTELLIGENT ANSWER!  Smart people KNOW THIS.  Money makes life BETTER and SWEETER!

  33. usmlefacts profile image60
    usmlefactsposted 5 years ago

    Money can't buy you happiness. True happiness comes from within. You are truly happy when you do things that are not associated with social status and the opinions of others. You do it because it makes you feel happy. When your life is full with more moments like this then you will be truly happy. Awesome hub.

  34. gregspalmer profile image78
    gregspalmerposted 2 years ago

    Your perspective + circumstances = experience. For someone to say money buys happiness its apparent they never had enough money to not worry about it or want more. Money adds as much stress and worries by either not having it or never having to worry about bills and a car. Its the pursuit of obtaining goals that your passionate about and help others that builds perspective.  Not money. Relationships build happiness in MY perspective so my experience is a huge multiplier. "I  wish everyone could get rich and famous so they will finally understand thats not what makes us happy" Jim Carrey

 
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