Can happiness be bought? Can sadness be avoided more easily with wealth?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. schwazice profile image70
    schwaziceposted 7 years ago

    Can happiness be bought? Can sadness be avoided more easily with wealth?

  2. ytsenoh profile image83
    ytsenohposted 7 years ago

    Happiness cannot be bought.  It is a choice, a behaviorial pattern, an effect of the mind.  I think wealth is more avoided than sadness.  We are not all wealthy, but we can experience sadness probably more times a week than we experience wealth.

  3. The Optimizers profile image60
    The Optimizersposted 7 years ago

    I think that i would be alot happier being alot more wealthy. I wouldn't have to worry about bills, plus i could afford to take loads more holidays each year! That would cheer me up no end smile

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is a matter of the mind.  However, in certain circumstances, money does buy happiness and stave off sadness.   Of course, sadness could be avoided more easily with wealth because money often provides the gauze to soothe certain types of ennui.   Studies show that wealthier people are much happier than poor people because poor people are preoccupied with the daily struggle for bare survival and ekeing out a living while the wealthy are beyond this.

  5. profile image0
    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    I have been rich and I have been poor I have been happy and un happy durring both of theese times I beleave true happiness comes from a thankfull heart and a soul that is at peace I dont think you can buy happiness sure buying something new may bring you happiness for a little while but in the end its you who brings you happiness money is just a piece of papper sure you need it to survive but it buys only matterial things and ya that may make you happy for a while but eventualy that happiness runs out and where dose that leave you in my opinon true happiness comes from you and a healthy mind set not a large bank acount a nice car ect. but it comes form with in its something you have to maintain on a daily bases by being happy with you are and by being thankfull for what you have

  6. athena2011 profile image57
    athena2011posted 7 years ago

    I do not believe that happiness can be bought. I know many wealthy people that are completely miserable.

    I guess if you're wealthy you could buy certain things that might distract you for a while from whatever you are sad about, but ultimately you still have to deal with the sadness.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)