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Those who purport that money doesn't buy happiness come from wealthier backgrounds. They have the deluded dream that money corrupts; however, a poor person wants THAT AFFLUENCE! I have NEVER heard a poor person says that money doesn't buy happiness!
My experience has been totally opposite of yours. The vast majority of people who've told me money doesn't buy happiness are poor people who have resigned themselves to being poor, not making an effort towards earning abundance.
You can buy gratifications but not happiness. Big difference.
I disagree. Money affords many things & opportunities that provide or lead to happiness. When people get a job, start a business, or get paid they're happy with what they can do/buy with the money. Having money is some security, not pleasure.
Money INCREASES options & choices. More options & choices = MORE HAPPINESS. Having less money DECREASES options & choices. It is simple mathematics! Thank you Express for elucidating the point at hand!
Thank you. Let's be realistic here. Money doe$ buy happine$$. No poor nor poverty stricken person is happy. They are constantly struggling, wondering if they will EVER make ends meet. Just getting by =HELL.
NO, it is a very stupid statement made by the deluded Money does buy happiness believe it or not! Money means more opportunities, options & choices. Who doesn't want that?
If more rich commit suicide than poor then that kind of goes against your reasoning; doesn't it?
Who says that the more rich commit suicide? That is pure hyperbole. Don't believe everything you read. Rich people are happier than poor people. If poor people were happy, why do more of them commit crimes? Answer THAT.
More poor people commit suicide.
I suppose Paris Hilton is happier than me? She has no idea what happiness is and no one does that thinks money can buy it. They usually find out in a very sad way. http://business.time.com/2012/11/08/why-suicides-a...
Thank you Express. The rich have no reason to commit suicide but the poor do-they have nothing to look forward to socioeconomically. There are also many pathologies associated w/ being poor. Why don't people see that?! YES, Ms. Hilton is happier!
Amen! So many issues, worries, and stresses occur when there is not enough money. These problems can manifest in so many detrimental ways, physical, mental, or both.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to ascertain that there are so many pathologies & dysfunctions relating to poverty. Poverty isn't a normal condition. It is a pathological condition. Abundance is normal, lack isn't!
The poor have something the rich never will; but then you wouldn't know anything about that.
They CERTAINLY DO- bad health, little/no life options/choices, dead end life, subpar housing, poor nutrition, stunted intellectual growth, diseases, crime, no medical/health care, & a very short life.Poverty does that to ya! Wouldn't want to be p