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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:06 AM
I don't think it can but money can give you and your family a better quality of life, more peace and quiet however it can be the opposite. It also depends on the person, if they're materialistic then it might to some extent.
What do you think?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:01 AM
Money cannot buy happiness. However, lack of money can cause unhappiness.
I agree with this 100%. Money can't buy happiness, but the lack of money can cause stress, depression, lack of self worth and unhappiness. I have been at both ends of the spectrum and I like having money more.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:44 AM
I think when you do have a fist full of money you are either scared of spending it or losing it. Not having much of that paper stuff myself, I don't have much of it to lose. I would though, like a bit more, to do some things like travelling and increasing the solar panels on my home. So yes, it would bring some joy and I could help my daughter a little bit more financially with her money problems at the moment. But overall I am a pretty happy guy as things are.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:21 AM
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:28 PM
I think the experience of happiness is highly individual. Personally, I think money can buy happiness in the sense that you can get stuff that makes you and people around you happy but throwing money at life's countless problems and expecting it to go away on it's own is another thing. Besides, a lot of stuff that's supposed to make most people happy is free, like being alive and free will, the money is there to make "being happy" more interesting or complicated.
I think it depends on how you define happiness. If you're happy with lots of material stuff, then money can buy happines for you but if happiness for you is to be with your family, then perhaps money isn't necessary because the love of your family is almost free. But with no money, you cannot support your family either so the best is a balance between having enough money to not be begging on the street. Too much money is not good but too little is also equally miserable.
I agree very strongly with the sentiments being expressed in these two posts. While there will certainly be exceptions, money is something which one can use to acquire material products and services which provide oneself with happiness. However it is also important to take into account the role that social connections play in our lives. I am not convinced that money itself can provide an ongoing substitute for a lack of connection with other people. Although it can certainly go a long way towards enhancing happiness shared in such connections. Furthermore in many societies opportunities have very real price tags, i.e. tertiary study, so money can be needed to attain happiness here too.
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