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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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Posted: April 29, 2007, 2:10 am - IP Logged

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. 

He said lay away....Beavis......

Ahem!!


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    Posted: April 29, 2007, 2:25 am - IP Logged

    Does money buy you happiness?

    Yes...End of story...LOL

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      Posted: April 29, 2007, 3:54 am - IP Logged

      Whatever, and I do know the difference between 'poverty' and 'going without', some of your scenario is 'homeless', which is beyond 'poverty', but I know what you mean.

      The reference to my stereo purchase was just a 'higher-end' example, and wasn't really intended to be compared to poverty, but rather to appreciate what you have, when you had little.

      I could tell more stories if you like... 

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        Posted: May 1, 2007, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

        YES YES YES as long as you have a head on your shoulders because people who are rich and unhappy all the time are not to smart.This is barring any health related problems.

         Last summer I went to St Tropez,France..They call this place the playground of the rich,but whenever I saw these super rich people step off their mega yachts I never noticed,not once,any of these super rich folk smile or laugh.Whats wrong with these people?

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          Posted: May 2, 2007, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

          I don't care what anyone says, winning a large amount of money will buy me happiness.

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            Posted: May 2, 2007, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            I remember going to Shakey's when I was much younger. Great pizza. I still have a light up yo-yo from there.

             

            Frank

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              Posted: May 2, 2007, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

              Nothing guarantees anything.  However, is it not suspicious that people who are wealthy do not wish to be poor, even though they can easily give it all away and become so.....?  Therefore, being wealthy must be a good thing.  No one is running away from it.

               Some celebrity (forgot who) once said I've been rich and I've been poor....and rich is better."

              I think that about sums it up.

              That quote comes from Sophie Tucker, a vaudeville comedienne.

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                Posted: May 4, 2007, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                I'd rather be rich than poor. I'm between jobs now and I have bill collectors calling my house and sending me letters. So yes, I think a lottery win would be pretty beneficial. Small wins are allright, but not enough.

                As I am sure other people are in the same situation and they need and want a good win as well!