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?
for me yes and no.
no money there is no happiness,
lot money sometime bring happiness and unhappiness so its 50-50
I just deposited $12,000.00 in the bank this past week. I am extremely happy now, but I am a happy guy anyway.
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.
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.
Money equals Happiness when one does not let Money control oneself. ;-)
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."
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.
money would help toward happiness in my opinion
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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.
My father used to say, "Money may not buy happiness, but it makes being miserable a whole lot more fun."
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.
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".
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.
Not everything is in money... there's something in the gold too.
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?
by Joan King 5 years ago
Can too much money make you unhappy?You hear some awful stories about people who win the lottery or who have lots of money but nothing seems to go right for them.While this may not apply to everyone with money,do you think if you had a lot of money it would make you unhappy?
by David Zephaniah 8 years ago
Why do you think that there is still a popular belief that money can buy you happiness? This is despite the fact every month or so we learn that the rich and famous drown themselves in drugs, alcohol and even kill themselves in the process?
by Ruchira 10 years ago
Why do we equate happiness with money?
by cruelkindness 10 years ago
Does money really make you happy?Why do people commit acts of violence for money or people take their own life having lack of it?
by Butta6363 10 years ago
Think about it. Can you say you are truly happy? Is there something you feel is missing in your life? Love, money,family???? Is there really a true happy person out there with no worries. Lets see!!!!!
by Jacob 10 years ago
Would you rather be happy or rich?
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