Does Money equal Happiness?

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  1. profile image56
    C.J. Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Was Elvis happy?  Michael Jackson?  Marylin Monroe?

    Mother Teresa seemed happy.   Many of the Amish people seem very happy. Both without money..... 

    Money can not buy happieness. Nor can it by love. Both are intangibles. Emotions, state of being, state of mind. Happieness and Love are real, money isn't. Seems illogical doesn't it?  I mean I can hold a dollar, so certainly it's real? Nope, just a place holder, no better than a zero on a number line.

    Now thats not to say that money can't buy a lot of distractions, because it most certainly can. Those distractions may for a time seem fulfilling, exciting or fun. However like most things money can buy, the novelty wears off. Then you are left to what ever your state was prior to the distraction. Funny what we believe in isn't it?

  2. efeguy profile image38
    efeguyposted 14 years ago

    for me yes and no.

    no money there is no happiness,

    lot money sometime bring happiness and  unhappiness so its 50-50

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    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    I just deposited $12,000.00 in the bank this past week. I am extremely happy now, but I am a happy guy anyway.

  4. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    And yet, even happier this weekend I'm guessing.

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      ralwusposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well, maybe. I have been busy with the house anyway getting ready for Seasonal visitors. Got some shopping to finish, older people to visit with and just have some fun.

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    AdviceDoctorposted 14 years ago

    I wanna be able to say no to this question, but the fact is that money really has alot to say about whether you're happy or not. I mean, let's face it; money gives you more stuff - we are a greedy generation, we ALWAYS want more and more stuff. We're never really satsfied until we get MORE. And MORE costs money.

    So technically, money is happiness.

  6. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 14 years ago

    No, I think       Money = Chaos

    I watched a show called "Meet the Natives".

    They are a happy little tribe from somewhere in Africa. They are out in the jungles with no money, straw houses, and they work all day. While watching, I never seen one sad person in the tribe. These were the happiest people I have ever seen. Then they are flown to America. It's as if they went from happiness to depression. As soon as they experienced the power of money in the search of happiness, I think they realized how money is our destruction. They weren't the smartest people or the wealthiest, but they may be the happiest.

  7. Azhar Kamar profile image63
    Azhar Kamarposted 14 years ago

    Money equals Happiness when one does not let Money control oneself. ;-)

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    Ghost32posted 14 years ago

    Not an original thought, but sums up my view:  "There are problems with being poor, and problems with being rich.  I like the problems of being rich better."

  9. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 14 years ago

    Owning money, especially that which is honestly earned-lots of it- isn't bad. Money therefore = happiness.

    However, putting so much love on money, even driving one to do bad to have it, is often the root of all evils. Money therefore = unhappiness.

  10. Cleanclover profile image42
    Cleancloverposted 14 years ago

    No but both are needed

  11. bumbus profile image57
    bumbusposted 14 years ago

    money would help toward happiness in my opinion … stmas-time

  12. alexhd57 profile image71
    alexhd57posted 14 years ago

    I think Charles Dickens summed this up beautifully when he said, "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery"

    In essence you don't need a lot of money to be happy, but you do need enough to fund your minimum level of lifestyle that you'll be happy with. Often it can be be easier to re-evaluate how much that needs to be downwards by cutting out needless expenses to achieve happiness than it is trying to make more money all the time.

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    CitizenKateposted 14 years ago

    My father used to say, "Money may not buy happiness, but it makes being miserable a whole lot more fun."

  14. Andrea Hanly profile image56
    Andrea Hanlyposted 14 years ago

    Realistically, money really does make the world go around. You cannot eat or have a home without money. If you and yours are homeless and hungry, can you be happy? Not really.

    So I would say that while money does not guarantee happiness, true happiness is not possible in today's world without money.

  15. KeithTax profile image73
    KeithTaxposted 14 years ago


  16. makanaka profile image59
    makanakaposted 14 years ago

    Yes money equal happiness,unless you are miserable and you dont know how to use it,hence the saying"The worst thing that could happen to a man is to get rich before he is prepared for it".

  17. Sa Toya profile image81
    Sa Toyaposted 14 years ago

    Money doesn't buy happiness but it buys comfort!

    Being comfy can make one happy.

    I agree with kakin that t's what money can do or what you can do with it- then it depends on how materialistic the person is.

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    Citrus000posted 14 years ago

    Nope.  big_smile

    1. Sa Toya profile image81
      Sa Toyaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Simple and to the it!

  19. Diskobolos profile image55
    Diskobolosposted 14 years ago

    Not everything is in money... there's something in the gold

  20. Wayne Orvisburg profile image62
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 14 years ago

    To anyone that says money doesn't equal happiness, has just accepted that they won't ever have enough or already has enough. The truth is, money gives you one thing that can truly make you happy. FREEDOM. You don't have to be filthy rich or anything, but have enough money to be free to do what you want. I'd love to pursue acting, but it's hard to support a family as a struggling actor. Get it?


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