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Does your happiness increase with the amount of money you earn?

  1. hobbynob profile image78
    hobbynobposted 6 years ago

    Does your happiness increase with the amount of money you earn?

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    No not at all.  I think a lot of people feel if they just have more money suddenly all their problems will go away and they'll be happy.  There are a lot of monetarily wealthy people who are very miserable.  On the other hand there are "poor" people who recognize many blessings and abundance in their lives.  Recognizing ones blessings and honoring them are what bring true prosperity and joy to life - not money.

  3. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Up to a point. If that were the case, many millionaires would always be overjoyed instead of some of them attempting suicide or going to drugs.

  4. CR Rookwood profile image82
    CR Rookwoodposted 6 years ago

    No. Weirdly, my happiness seems to increase the lower my income sinks. Of course, there's a threshold below which life gets really difficult if I can't cover the basics, but beyond that, I find that the kinds of jobs (at least around here) that pay well also tend to drive people crazy or keep them at work nearly 24/7.

    Maybe it's better in other parts of the country, but here I 'd rather work for myself.