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Do you think it more important to make money to support yourself and your family

  1. danielleantosz profile image72
    danielleantoszposted 6 years ago

    Do you think it more important to make money to support yourself and your family or be happy?

  2. Brett.Tesol profile image49
    Brett.Tesolposted 6 years ago

    If I had a family to support, then in my mind, they would have to come first on my list of priorities. However, that doesn't mean that you have to be unhappy, just that you need to work hard. Any job can be made to be fun, given the right attitude and approach to work ... happiness is in your mindset, not the work that you do. Although, obviously working on a tropical beach somewhere would be a lot better than working is sewers ...

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    If you have created children - then you must support them.  Someone should seriously think about what they are doing before they hop into the sack with someone else. . .DUH.

  4. Shahid Bukhari profile image61
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Tribes, inhabiting the Amazon Rain Forest, and the Pygmies of Africa's Tropical Jungles  ... routinely ... hunt Monkeys, snakes, pigs and Tarantulas ... besides gathering, wild fruits, nuts and berries ... to eat and to feed their families and Tribe ...  !

    Consequently ... after the Banquet ... they get the sought "lollipops" and so ... both men and women, are happy ... [Mostly young people do all these things ... the older Shamans just "Advise"]

    Burma's Naga Cannibals ... and the America's Scalping Injuns got all their happiness out of eating or scalping the white man ... and other intruders ... as the Politicians, and your Media does today.

    But ... Money, per se, is not involved in any of these, and countless other human activities ... unless you happen to be Tamed by any Banks infested Society ... where ... the criteria of Happiness, is Money ...

    The Important thing, however, is to "Do" what is Expected of you ... and your doing depends on what your Society considers to be a Productive Activity ... 

    Therefore, in order to be recognized as a "good" member of the Society, you have to be productive in order to be Happy ...  hence, you do, what the Society asks you to do.

    Happiness ... is the other name of Fulfillment ... and the fact is that our Actions are Money Orientated ... only by Default ... it is ones Contribution ... in Cash or Kind ... that makes us happy...

  5. Steven Huffer profile image57
    Steven Hufferposted 6 years ago

    If your family loves you, they would want you to be happy.  And more money, more problems!

  6. danielleantosz profile image72
    danielleantoszposted 6 years ago

    I think there is certainly a balance that needs to exist.  While you do need to support your family, being unhappy is a disservice to yourself and your family. What I am trying to say is that you shouldn't stop taking all risks because you have children.  I believe there is a way to do both. But then, I don't have children so that is easy to say.

  7. Delia Sospirato profile image53
    Delia Sospiratoposted 6 years ago

    Why? Is there no way to be happy while supporting yourself and your family? smile If you love what you are doin' and you're earning big with that, then you can support yourself. Supporting your family can give a feeling of self-fulfillment and happiness! .

  8. profile image0
    Dandraposted 6 years ago

    Make plenty of money to support yourself and your family and be happy!

  9. froch profile image84
    frochposted 6 years ago

    I think that it is connected.

    What is my conclusion:
    I think that money is one part of happiness like health, self-confidence etc. In my opinion, there is no possibility to be happy if one of the most important "happiness factor" is down.

    It is hard to be happy if you are unhealthy/alone/poor etc.

    Point for T. Harv Eker who said that, resolving which is more important (money/family) is like deciding: what is more important? Hand or Leg? Hands and Legs are equal, right? ;-)

    Summarization: money for ourselves and for family are both important and there is need to find balance between them. I hope that you all will find it ;-)

  10. abrarr profile image61
    abrarrposted 6 years ago

    i think its more important to support you family and when they are happy you should feel happiness

  11. profile image0
    DoItForHerposted 6 years ago

    I just did a Hub that answered that question for myself.


    To achieve the best quality of life, there is a balance. One can't go to extremes either way without too much negative consequence.

    Money is overrated.

  12. frugalfamily profile image74
    frugalfamilyposted 6 years ago

    Why do you think it is an either or question?  There are plenty of ways to support yourself and your family and be happy doing it.  I think the question should really be "What makes me happy that can also produce enough income to support us?"  Did deep, start slow if you have to, but start.  Look for my hub on finding more time...it might help you start that new career you are really after.