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Do you have to be rich to be blissful?

  1. perfectperception profile image61
    perfectperceptionposted 7 years ago

    Do you have to be rich to be blissful?

    You can be comfortable and be happy. Or so I thought.  I've heard it said a few times: "I'd be ecstatic if I was rich." So I ask: Is your happiness tied to your bank account?


  2. thewholetruth profile image58
    thewholetruthposted 7 years ago

    Bliss is a well developed right brain function.
    Emotionally fuelled.
    Not dependent upon finances.

  3. imichelle profile image76
    imichelleposted 7 years ago

    No way.  Happiness is often a choice, and pure bliss can be achieved with a loved one's kiss or sometimes even a small bottle of home-made apple schnapps.

  4. Jarn profile image72
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    Bliss and happiness are not the same thing. I can mainline heroin and be blissful, at least until the drugs wear off and I start jonesing for my next fix. I may end up dead, but until that happens I'll be experiencing bliss. Happiness is different. It is finding equilibrium with the rest of the world so that you can survive comfortably while doing what you want to do in life. Money represents the resources and services you need to continue living in a modern, comfortable manner. So, no, you don't need to be rich to be happy, but having the money to ensure your continued survival so that you can find what makes you happy in life is a must. Wealth is the basis for happiness, but not happiness in and of itself.

  5. perfectperception profile image61
    perfectperceptionposted 7 years ago

    LOL. But they are: blissful - Extremely happy; full of joy; experiencing, indicating, causing, or characterized by bliss

  6. Goodpal profile image90
    Goodpalposted 7 years ago

    In my understanding the only sane way to feel blissful is by purifying the mind. A pure mind is full of bliss automatically. Vipassana meditation offers you the technology to do that. You can be deprived and locked behind the bars, and yet can be feel bliss and happiness inside you if you take charge of what is going on inside your head.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Meditation-in-P … to-Freedom
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/vipassan … aries.html

    Thanks for a very good question.

  7. LouMacabasco profile image58
    LouMacabascoposted 7 years ago

    For my personal belief, being rich is not all about money, but money forms part of it.  Being rich is achieving high level of mental, financial, emotional and spiritual status.  When you are able to be rich all aspect of your life, that's when you achieve real bliss and happiness.  Otherwise, your happiness will be shallow and temporary smile