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Thread: Do you need money to be happy?
07-10-2012 05:48 AM #1
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Do you need money to be happy?
07-10-2012 05:52 AM #2
07-10-2012 08:15 AM #3
I believe that some people could find a way.
I mean, I'd be perfectly content with living off the land, hunting and gathering for food and living that sort of simple life as long as I had running water and basic electricity but even that costs money these days.
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07-10-2012 08:38 AM #4
To slightly spin your question, studies show that money can indeed buy happiness.
- spend money on experiences, not material objects
- spend money on others, not necessarily yourself
- spend now, not later
07-10-2012 09:06 AM #5
yeh, because you need money for everything these days.
07-10-2012 01:43 PM #6
Yes and no.
Yes, because you obviously need money to take care of yourself, and if you're sick/hungry/homeless you probably aren't very happy.
No, because there are free things in life that don't cost money, but can still make a person happy...spending time with friends and family being one of the main ones."Even though you may want to move foward in life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"
07-10-2012 01:47 PM #7
"The best things in life are free."“Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it." -The Five People You Meet In Heaven
07-10-2012 01:48 PM #8
Money is not happiness, but money is freedom and freedom is happiness.
07-10-2012 01:49 PM #9
As Le Cordon Bleu says "The best things in life are free...the sun, the beach, and this free culinary career guide."
Although to be honest, as a person that doesn't really like to cook, I doubt that I would find happiness owning a culinary career guide."Even though you may want to move foward in life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"
07-10-2012 02:16 PM #10
i want to visit my cousins this summer and i still have to save large amount of money to make a trip. You will probably need money for hanging out with any of the friends or family that are not within walking distance.
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07-10-2012 02:24 PM #11
07-10-2012 02:24 PM #12
Sorry I need the money. What good is a workman without his tools?Well I guess this is what it feels like to be the ocean...
07-10-2012 04:00 PM #13
07-11-2012 01:05 AM #14
I don't need money. All I need are the things that money buys.
Seriously though, a certain baseline level of income (namely, enough that you don't have to constantly worry about how you're going to afford food, rent, medication, or other basic necessities) seems to be immensely helpful in facilitating happiness and well-being, an effect I can attest to myself. Beyond that, though, there are severe diminishing returns. Money doesn't appear to be particularly effective at creating lasting happiness in and of itself, but it can remove some very formidable obstacles to happiness.
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07-11-2012 02:52 PM #15
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As John Lennon once said, "I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love!"
07-11-2012 03:54 PM #16
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Yes, obviously. You people who said no are kidding yourselves. Especially since you grew up with money. If you were born in Africa or some other third world country and had never experienced the luxuries that we all do now, then maybe. But if everyone in this thread who said no suddenly lost all their money, I can guarantee they would not be happy. Not to mention they would probably be dead within a year. As cool as it is to picture being completely free without money and running around in mountains, finding your own food, and not having a care in the world like some Into The Wild shit (even though he even needed money), it's incredibly unrealistic. But if we're talking about being rich vs the bare minimums, then yes I think I could still be happy.
07-12-2012 11:49 AM #17
07-12-2012 11:51 AM #18
No, the only people who actually say the phrase money can't buy happiness are rich people. Me growing up poor and having to work for every cent I make, know the value of money. And money can certainly bring happiness, especially by taking away stress and worry about bills, rent, money and food, etc.
Just my opinion.
07-12-2012 11:52 AM #19
It sure does add to the happiness.Proud Mommy <3
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07-12-2012 05:35 PM #20
No way could i be happy without money, fair enough im a student aswell as a single mother, but there would be no way to pay for food, rent, bills, clothes, bus and train fayres. It would start to stress you out in the end.