Do money will really makes you happy?

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  1. Leirad

    Leirad New Member

    Do money will really makes you happy?
     
  2. Xane911

    Xane911 Member

    We often revolve our lives on money. We can't live without money, we can't buy food without money, we can't dressed ourselves without money, we can't buy our own house without money. Money is one of our basic needs, but does it really makes us happy?

    Well consider the aspect on how we use money. If we use money through gambling, the result will be addiction, more gambling and on the later part, you'll lose a bet and you'll have no money left. Experiencing these types of events will eventually make you dumb, useless and broke. On the other hand if you're capable using money or putting money to good use then for sure, you'll be happy. By good use I mean the idea of helping other people. There are many people that does not have money, or can be considered as financially disabled or poor. Got some extra cash? Why not buy the beggar at your street some foods or clothing. It will definitely give a smile on his/her face, and that smile can give a joy in your heart. Money is a blessing, you worked hard for it, why not share it because it is the right thing to do.
     
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  3. antonToledo

    antonToledo New Member

    YES, money can make you really happy. I grew up in below poverty rate family when I was growing up money is always a problem even though my parent has a stable job it is still not enough my parent always fought with each other because of money issues and I had a rough childhood because of that. There are things money can't buy but most of the time we need money, cash! Every day we spend food clothes transportation fees and other expenses my point is money has a very important role in our life for it to be balanced and functional.

    There is a study in a university the study says that for you to be financially happy you need to earn $75,000 per year. exceeding that amount doesn't have a gradual increase in your happiness. in short, The study says a person who is earning a $75,000 per year has the same or nearly the same happiness as a person who is earning $1,000,000 per year.

    here is a link read it if you like.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/how-much-money-you-need-to-be-happy-according-to-wealth-experts.html

    My final thought is that scientifically proven happiness increases correlation to wealth. Just think about it how can you help other people if you can't help your self? Money is not the root of evil money is nothing but a piece of paper it depends to the person using it. use your money to help others and spread the love.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric Member

    Money is a necessity. When managed properly at any level it can bring you comfort. Money cannot bring you happiness. It can present a false feeling of contentedness when in abundance and things of essential value are sacrificed for it. If you do manage it right you can use it to impact someone else's life.
     
  5. danok05

    danok05 New Member

    Money can't buy happiness but it could buy things that could satisfy us. Example: You can buy a house because of money but you can't buy a home. Indeed, money can't make us really happy.
     
  6. anachoret

    anachoret New Member

    Money itself might not make make someone happy, but it has the side-effect of making many problems go away. It really is just the question of what kind of problem you have. Some can be solved with many, some can`t.
     
  7. Elmae1976

    Elmae1976 New Member

    In my own opinion, yes money makes me happy because if I have money I can provide a good future to my family. I can give them a comfortable life. They can get what their hearts desired and their happiness was my happiness also.
     
  8. danmike25

    danmike25 New Member

    Of course money can make people happy and that's not something new. It's simply very much answerable by a "Yes" or a "No" and probably the obvious answer would "Yes." And this leads me to think what the real question should be. I think it should be " Can money make me or my life complete?"

    Obviously, if we do have money we can buy a lot of things, things that make life easier and could help us achieve what we want to achieve. We can somehow say that money is such a great tool in life. But if we look at it in a deeper sense, not all rich people are happy. They may have lots of cash look happy whenever we see them outwardly with all their riches, but what do we know when their alone in their room?. Having a lot of money doesn't guarantee exemption from problems nor is it a guarantee of a person's happiness. Money can never buy true happiness. And this is the kind of happiness that stays with you even when you're alone in your room having no worries, grief, anxiety, nor any concern. No matter how much people spend or invest their time and money on things they might think could make them happy, still there would always be a feeling of asking and craving from within continuously searching for "better things" just to make them happy and it is an unending cycle. It goes on and on until the person finds out that the longing for happiness and feeling of being complete and contented does not come from his/her purse.​
     
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  9. Elmae1976

    Elmae1976 New Member

    I was a mother of three, two boys and one girl. I believe that as long as we are together life is happiness but as soon as my children grows old I realized that I need to make sure of their future. They have a lot of needs from material things to tuition fees. Personally for me money makes me happy because it makes my children more secure in life. My children are my everything and I need money to fulfill their dreams in life. Mother does everything to make their children happy and if I have a lot of money I can buy their needs and provide to them properly. Of course I know that money is not everything in this world but still it was a biggest reason for us to be happy since if we are depress, we can just use it to divert our attention to other things like watching movies with our loved one and eat out with them. But I i know that we should not depend on money we also need to strengthen our faith.
     
  10. elirose7890

    elirose7890 Member

    Does money matter? Yes, but it depends on what you mean by “matter.” You may be more satisfied with your life if you have more money, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be happier. Happiness and satisfaction are simply different things. Being in the upper echelon of the income distribution won’t necessarily put you in the upper echelon of the happiness distribution. But engaging in meaningful activities and surrounding yourself with engaging friends might go a long way toward getting you there.
     
  11. xenekai

    xenekai New Member

    In this modern world of technology, having a lot of money can really affect your life satisfaction and how much fun you can have during you time in this world. Money as it is cannot really make a person happy for a long time, of course for the first few years of having abundant amount of money you really will feel the happiness flowing as the cash flows with it. But as soon as you realize that the money itself is not the one that is making you happy, but instead it is the way how you use it and how much happiness can you bring and share to other that will make you think that, some people are so poor, all they have is money.
     
  12. loisuy43

    loisuy43 New Member

    Definitely correct! Money can give you happiness. You can buy everything you want with it. You can secure the basic necessities in life. You can provide food, clothing and shelter.

    Money can give you external happiness. But true joy is internal. It is not based on the amount of money you have. Joy is spiritual. Happiness is dependent on the happenings.

    Only God can fill the vacuum in our hearts. Only He can satisfy our souls and spirits. When I die, I will leave all of my money behind. I was born naked and with nothing. I am sure, I will also die with nothing. I will not carry anything in the next life.
     
  13. jen21

    jen21 New Member

    For me, it's a no. Money can't give you that happiness that you are looking for. All of us need money, want money, but money can't buy you happiness when you are alone, no family, no friends. Money is just a thing that can give you temporary euphoria. Meaning, just for a moment not forever happiness. Money can only be there if you need to buy your basic needs, but money cannot buy you family. Yes, it is true, if you have a lot of money, you are happy, you have many friends and you can do what you want, but when the money is gone, your friends will be gone too as well as your happiness. So, I believe that money is just a thing that you need to earn to support your family and your needs.
     
  14. CherrySign

    CherrySign New Member

    Money is not equal to happiness it will always be how you use your money. If you buy things just for others to appreciate you it a waste. Use your money to make those memories that can make you happy. I family dinner, an intimate event that will gather all your love one, or things that will make you happy. Money is only a tool it can't make you feel. It's only temporary
     
  15. Plato-n5K8

    Plato-n5K8 New Member

    I think money can contribute to happiness in some ways, although it is not the source of this. It can buy security, which can lead to overall less stress.

    Money also enables people to do things they may enjoy in life, which may bring them happiness. For example, they may be able to live close to their grandchildren or visit them frequently. They may also be able to afford activities they enjoy or to travel to places they like.

    During difficult or challenging times, money could buy the best therapy possible or similar, which may help someone bounce up more easily.
     
  16. aircommodore

    aircommodore New Member

    In today's era if we try to be realistic in our approach to finding the answer to the question then yes money is the most important and significant factor in determining the immensity of happiness in today's world. The more money you have the more luxuries you would have and the more luxuries you have the more would people appreciate you. The basic idea behind happiness is money and there is no doubt about that.
     
  17. newlife

    newlife New Member

    It is natural for a person to pursue money in order to survive and to live a comfortable life without worries . A person will do it to help himself / herself to reach the economic status that he/ she desired . Achieving that desired position will make a person to have a sense of accomplishment and self- worth . A person who has accomplished much and gained wealth out of it will be happier if he shared his/ her money to others. Money should be used as happiness - multiplier.
     
  18. JassyC

    JassyC New Member

    Money can only provide temporary happiness. If you've been born in poverty and you have never experienced eating three meals a day, then having a large amount of money to buy any food you wish will make you happy. If you belong to the middle class society, and you've been working all day long to earn enough money for you to buy that one-of-a-kind Gucci bag, then your money can bring you happiness. But what if you have all the money and all the things you have been wishing for? What comes next? Will money still provide you happiness?

    There has always been a balance in this world. You can never have everything. When you were poor, you wished to have all the riches in the world to buy what you need and what you want for you and for your family. And then you become the richest man in the world, you have the nicest car collection; you have a house located in an exclusive area; you own a company that produces millions of dollars every week. The thing with humans, we are never contented with material things. We want to have what others have. We want to achieve what others achieve. And for as long as you think you are capable, you do something to achieve what you want until you reach it without realizing that we are sacrificing those moments that can never be bought by money.
     
  19. prexv

    prexv Member

    If we're going to think about it rationally, then yes money does bring happiness. Imagine all the things you can afford with it like buying expensive sports cars or luxurious mansions. You wont even bother stressing on overdue electricity bills or rents and even on debts or loans. It will make you feel at ease since logically, everybody needs money to live. We need money for food, clothing, shelter and security. Even money does brings temporary happiness, it greatly helps those in need with it; those people who deals with financial issues and experiencing intense poverty.
     
  20. wjaen13

    wjaen13 New Member

    We can't deny that money affects your way of living. Money has been the way how society looks at a person now and even many years before. It determines your social status in life. Saying how money makes someone happy is very subjective and depends on the person how he/she views happiness. We all come from different walks of life, some are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and some are unfortunate to live in poverty. Different standings in life can define what makes them happy. But what really is happiness is all depends on that person and how he views happiness.

    I would be lying if I would say that money does not make me happy. We all want life of luxury and the perks of money that comes with it. I'm happy if I can live my life and the lives of people I care about comfortably. Comfortably in a sense of having a home where we can live peacefully, have the ability to travel to different places in order to experience the joys of other places, having the means to live each day not worrying what will we eat, having all the necessary requirements and devices that can make life easier and not waking up each day worrying how will we get by the day.

    Happiness for me is that I can live my life I want together with my family. Now that costs money and therefore money does make me happy
     
  21. AlphaJD007

    AlphaJD007 New Member

    Money can't really buy happiness but what I know is that Money can buy the things you need and want so it can be add up to your happiness. Imagine this without money how can you survive?, how will you live?, how will you buy food?. etc. Money is essential for our happiness and having this you can also help your family and other people who needs it. The intention will just vary about your interpretation about money.But then again for me Money is one of the source my happiness, and Having no Money is a one way to your misery.
     
  22. Mafi

    Mafi New Member

    It isn't money (alone) that makes you happy. It is the good food served at the table, having quality time with your family, hanging out with your friends, doing the things that you love, etc. - these are the things that would give you happiness... and money is the instrument that you could use to achieve those things that could make you happy. If you're someone who has a lot of money without any direction in life, without someone to love, or has not envision a fulfilling life - believe me, you will receive tragedy than victory. Money alone is not the key to happiness. It is about what you do with your money, and with your life.
     
  23. Rooneey

    Rooneey Member

    I guess not, money is just money. Even if i used it and buy something, i maybe happy but not for money. I am happy because i choose to be happy. Money is just a thing, but my family is my everything, It is very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
     
  24. songbird11

    songbird11 New Member

    Not indefinitely. There are studies that show that money only increases one's happiness up to a certain income level. Then, it flattens out and sometimes even creates a reverse effect. Perhaps being so wealthy creates an unusual stress on the psyche, or causes you to question the sincerity of your relationships.
    I know a lot of celebrities have stated they often dream to simply blend into a crowd and be like any other 'normal' person.
     
  25. gracieroda

    gracieroda New Member

    It does, you can buy anything you want. From beauty products to gadgets to houses. You can travel anywhere you want. Eat any food in high class restaurants. But all of these are temporary happiness. Money is just an empty shell. Without someone who is capable of lifting it the shell will be lost in the shore. Money can give you protection from physical aspects but emotionally, spiritually money is nothing.
     
  26. janeabiquibil

    janeabiquibil New Member

    Yes, money can make you happy. But the real question is, how long will it make you happy? Money can never bring true love neither can money be brought with you when you die. Money is just a tool we can use in order to understand what genuine happiness is.
     
  27. cristy21

    cristy21 New Member

    Of course not , for me me you can't be happy when you just have money perhaps but not for a long time. Money can’t protect you from illness, although it can increase your access to medical resources and treatments that are beyond the purse of the poor. However, money can also increase your ability to explore some vices that might raise chances of some pretty significant health issues.If you want to increase your happiness levels, then be altruistic. Help other people. This is one of the interesting findings of research in positive psychology.Most people actually think of pleasure, not happiness. They think of the pleasure of eating an ice cream or of going to the movies. But your happiness from these activities looks very much like a square wave. You are happy during the event, but half an hour later it has very little effect on your current state of happiness.However, humans are wired for helping others. We get a nice long tail of happiness: Days later, you can close your eyes and get a warm, happy feeling as you remember helping your friend with something that mattered to him or her. JUST BE CONTENTED OF YOU HAVE DON'T JUST DEPEND YOUR HAPPINESS ON SOMETHING THAT IT'S NOT RELEVANT.
     
  28. spiderplant

    spiderplant New Member

    Money doesn't create happiness, but not having enough of it to live certainly creates unhappiness.

    A lot of physical and psychological health problems are associated with not having one's basic needs met. The level at which people, on average, become satisfied with their jobs/pay is the point where they don't have to worry about meeting basic needs anymore.
     
  29. janaya24

    janaya24 New Member

    Chasing after money is what most people do. They thought that having more than enough will make them happy and satisfied. But that's not really the case. As you can see in our society, suicide becomes more prevalent, especially to rich people. They take their own lives because, despite the fact that they have more than enough money, they aren't happy.

    Happiness is not having more but being grateful for what you have. Being content to what is given to you by God. Being with your family, living with them peacefully, having a connection with your Creator and doing what He pleases is what happiness is all about.
     
  30. BigEyes

    BigEyes Member

    For me money can somehow make u happy like when you can buy the things you want or you can go the places you want but for me being contented in your life and enjoy every chance u got is the true happiness.For me simple things makes me happy.Or being with the one I love My daughter and my partner.They are my happiness.Seeing them happy makes me happy too.
     

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