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Does money buy you happiness?

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Does money buy you happiness?

Yes it does. [ 24 ]  [40.68%]
No, not directly. It gives you free time. [ 31 ]  [52.54%]
Undecided. [ 1 ]  [1.69%]
Other, see my reply. [ 3 ]  [5.08%]
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ToJo76*'s avatar - lottolion2
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Posted: April 27, 2007, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

No, money can't buy me happiness, but it sure can pay paul so I don't have to rob peter.

I'm with you on this one LilSpeedy!

Happily embracing my abundance daily! Big Smile

    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: April 27, 2007, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    Money seems to be an amplifier of whatever is present already in a person's life, happiness or unhappiness.  Add money and it's as if all life issues (good or bad) are placed under a magnifying glass ... effects multiplied exponentially.

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Posted: April 27, 2007, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

      Does money make you happy? For some people having a lot of money can make them

      happy, but I guess for some what money can buy can also make you happy.

      It is true that you can be miserable with a lot of money, but then again, if you did

      not have enough money, you could be miserable as well.

        Yes I think that money can buy happiness for some, although happiness depends

      on the person and what makes them happy.

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        Posted: April 28, 2007, 12:17 am - IP Logged

        "Money doesn't guarantee happiness, but it does allow you to arrive at your problems in style" - Tony Robbins

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          Posted: April 28, 2007, 12:25 am - IP Logged

          My vote is yes if I win a lotto jackpot or any prize.

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            Posted: April 28, 2007, 7:59 am - IP Logged

            Someone said, "money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty."

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              Posted: April 28, 2007, 9:54 am - IP Logged

              If you are in basically in good health and are a good person then yes alot of $$$ will def make that person extremley HAPPY.

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                Posted: April 28, 2007, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                Someone said, "money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty."

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: April 28, 2007, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                  attitude is what makes you.. not money,,, money gives you the opportunity to be happier.... and if you have never been poor you cant understand being poor as well as the rich being rich...

                  poor problems- fighting the wolves off your doorstep

                                    cant buy food

                                    no home

                                   no friends

                                    nobody would miss you if you died

                     these are a few of the many things people face.....

                  rich problems-- oh that's right I dont know because I've never been there,,, I would guess the problems would be very different... like where to go on vacation, or what car to drive, or how big a house I want to live in, who my friends are..

                  I guess what I trying to say is with riches it gives you opportunity to chose the path which can bring happiness notice (can) not will bring happiness..

                  JUST A THOUGHT....have a great day

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                    Posted: April 28, 2007, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                    Someone said, "money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty."

                    I like that, that's good

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                      Posted: April 28, 2007, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                      attitude is what makes you.. not money,,, money gives you the opportunity to be happier.... and if you have never been poor you cant understand being poor as well as the rich being rich...

                      poor problems- fighting the wolves off your doorstep

                                        cant buy food

                                        no home

                                       no friends

                                        nobody would miss you if you died

                         these are a few of the many things people face.....

                      rich problems-- oh that's right I dont know because I've never been there,,, I would guess the problems would be very different... like where to go on vacation, or what car to drive, or how big a house I want to live in, who my friends are..

                      I guess what I trying to say is with riches it gives you opportunity to chose the path which can bring happiness notice (can) not will bring happiness..

                      JUST A THOUGHT....have a great day

                      Rich problems - I've never been there either but I really doubt I'd have any problems deciding where to go on vacation, what car(s) to drive, my home, or anything like that.  If I buy something I don't like, I'd have enough money to just go trade it in for something else.  No problem at all.  Maybe rich problems would be

                      being robbed

                      carjacked

                      kidnapped

                      peeps wanting to date/marry you just to get their hands on your money

                      peeps you trust with your investments stealing from you

                      tax peeps taking the money instead of sending it to the IRS, getting you into hot water

                      friends/relatives accusing you of changing when really it's them driving you away by expecting handouts or expecting you to invest in their stupid schemes or constantly "subtly" mentioning how they can't pay their credit card bills, or their student loans, or their mortgage payments every single time you see them

                      everybody expecting you to let them use your vacation home, borrow your "extra" car when theirs breaks down, use your yard/pool for parties, weddings, etc.

                      every charity in the world soliciting you for donations - and they don't have to stop calling under the do not call law cuz they're charities 

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                        Posted: April 28, 2007, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                        "Heck NO">>>>>>

                        but,...............&&&&&&&&&&................their...........IS ALWAY$$$$$$

                        A.................BUTT.............(OUT-THERE<<<<<<<<SOMEWHERE??)

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                        TRAVEL>>>>THE>>>>>>>>NET>>>>>>>>>>>>>THANK-YOU !!!!

                        voted.........other,............(BUT)

                        it could provide some QUALITY and G@@D olde AMERICAN>>>>>

                          "QUANTITY"

                         $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                        to YOUR life,>>>>>>>>>"RIGHT"?

                        that's why THEY are COMMUNE'g too AMERICA,........RIGHT???????

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                          Posted: April 28, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Someone said, "money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty."

                          I kinda disagree.

                          Povery can indirectly buy you happiness, because once you are no longer impoverished, (hopefully) you remember what it was like, you cherish what you have now vs. when you had nothing.

                          I remember 30+ years ago, buying my first stereo - I could not afford it so I bought it on 'lay away' - every week I'd show up at the stereo store and put $10 or $20 towards it, and after 6 months I was able to take it home.  I felt like the richest guy in the world. I still have it today, it reminds me of where I came from. 

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                            Guesser writes: "Povery can indirectly buy you happiness, because once you are no longer impoverished, (hopefully) you remember what it was like, you cherish what you have now vs. when you had nothing." 

                            As far as "poverty buying happiness" goes, I think there's a difference between having very little and poverty.  I would smile from ear to ear when I earned 50 cents an hour as my neighborhood's #1 babysitter. I learned to save my money, worked through school, and can totally relate to buying that first stereo or TV.   I also come from humble beginnings, but I've never been so poor that I didn't have food or shelter.  Sure there have been rough times when I had to watch every dime, but that's not poverty.  Poverty is when you hope the temperature doesn't drop too low because you don't have a warm coat.  Poverty is when you have to choose between food or medicine.  Poverty is when you stay in the subway station because you have nowhere else to go.  Poverty is when you skip a few meals so your children won't go without dinner.  Poverty is when you are afraid to turn out the lights because of the rats.  Poverty is when you suddenly become invisible. There's nothing good about poverty. It doesn't make you humble. It doesn't provide cherished memories or make you a better person.  It only makes you cold and hungry and robs you of your dignity.

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                              Posted: April 29, 2007, 12:24 am - IP Logged

                              Not exactly poverty but when I was in the Army, when I knew I was getting out, I was a SSG at Ft Ord, Ca. (Monterey).

                              I had some stripes, I was E-6 and E-9 is as high as it goes, I had over 10 years service (years of service go towards determining pay rates) and once a month, on payday, we went to the local Shakey's pizzareia for our monthly out. That was it for the month. 

                              I usually went to work with pocket change - coins- and that was enough on base for a pack of cigarettes and one cup of coffee in the snack bar for the day.

                              I decided to get out and went to Vegas. In my first five years in Vegas in just a break in house and another place that was just one step up from there, in other words median jobs, nothing glamorous, I made more in my first 5 years in Vegas than I made in 11 years in the Army.  

                              I don't think money can buy you happiness but it sure can take you beyond  the point of merely existing.

                              As for rich folks and their problems, the dinner scene in Scarface comes to mind.

                              What a great tirade!

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