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Money can buy happiness
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By lexmanlexman 48 Pts
Is expression "money can't buy happiness" just a decoy for poor people?
sure, money can't fix lots of issues and there are examples where it doesn't help - but, in most cases it can actually buy "happiness"
  1. Money can buy happiness

    5 votes
    1. Yes
      60.00%
    2. No
      40.00%



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  • PoguePogue 507 Pts
    Yes, it can! "An international research team has demonstrated that you really can make yourself happier by paying other people to do your time-consuming chores.

    It doesn't matter whether you're rich or poor, the new study suggests. If you feel pressed for time, your life satisfaction can be improved by trading money for minutes that you can use as you wish." and "What they lost in currency, they made up for in happiness. Whillans and her colleagues found that the people who traded money for a time were more satisfied with life than their counterparts who didn't. They also were less likely to say they felt "time stress," a condition that was linked with lower levels of life satisfaction." Where it says "rich or poor" it means that it works for both. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-money-time-happiness-20170724-story.html

    lexman
    I could either have the future pass me or l could create it. 

    “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” - Benjamin Franklin  So flat Earthers, man-made climate change deniers, and just science deniers.

    I friended myself! 
  • An unhappy person will not use their money to become happier.

    A happy person copes a lot better when lacking it.

    It's a catch-22.

    Happy people are happier when richer. Unhappy people are just as miserable.

    First become a psychologically happy person, then money brings joy.
    Be tomorrow's hero, not today's idol.
  • What is happiness?

    Happiness is just a descriptive word. 

    A word that is not exclusively applicable to one particular situation.

    In fact, the harder I think about it the harder it becomes to pin down, which particular moments can rightly be described as happy moments.


    I would suggest that most lives are far to routine, to enable an existence of perpetual happiness.

    I would also suggest that rich lives can be just as routine as poor lives.


    Contentment is a far better descriptive, of how we choose to positively respond to a given situation.

    If we choose to, we can respond positively to most situations, regardless of how much money we have.

    By choice, I am not only referring to conscious decision making. 

    But also how we as individuals might react to a given situation at a subconscious level.
  • CYDdhartaCYDdharta 647 Pts
    If rich people can't buy happiness, they can certainly afford a better class of misery.
    someone234Fascism
  • CYDdharta said:
    If rich people can't buy happiness, they can certainly afford a better class of misery.
    @CYDdharta This is actually true.

    You actually said a wise thing.
    Be tomorrow's hero, not today's idol.
  • Happiness is something that money cannot buy, because happiness is already free in our world. When we are born into this world , we are given a caring family, which we can chat and play with all day long. Friends, which we spend endless memories with, all are sources of happiness. Even if you are poor, the smiles and laughter are what gives birth to our happiness
  • PoguePogue 507 Pts
    edited March 9
    Happiness is something that money cannot buy, because happiness is already free in our world. When we are born into this world , we are given a caring family, which we can chat and play with all day long. Friends, which we spend endless memories with, all are sources of happiness. Even if you are poor, the smiles and laughter are what gives birth to our happiness
    Just because you can get something with no money does not mean you can not get it with money. Not everyone has a caring family or friends.
    I could either have the future pass me or l could create it. 

    “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” - Benjamin Franklin  So flat Earthers, man-made climate change deniers, and just science deniers.

    I friended myself! 
  • NopeNope 327 Pts
    Money can pay for vacations which can make you happier. Also if you don't feel secure you will probably be less happy. Most people do feel secure but if you had no money you would not. Money can be used to pay for activity which makes one happy like going to a amusement park. Depends on what the money is used for but if used well it can buy you happiness. That said many people use their money on things that don't improve their life or only improve their life a little and the money could have been spent better.
    PogueagsrFascism
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