Happiness? Extremes? Depends on the person. I'll go to any extreme to be happy, even sans money. I've had plenty but extremely unhappy--not because of the money (it helped), but circumstances. Lived in my car four months w/o money, but happy (tho' concerned). Faith is a necessity. Money helps, but if one desires money to any extreme, what kind of person are they? Faith/survival/ necessities (spec kids/elder)/ $ help, yes--but have known those in poverty to be happy.