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Old 01-28-2008, 02:07 AM
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Default Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

I'd like to get some of your opinions on money. Some people say that you can't do anything without money. Some say that true joy has to be something intangible, something you can't pay for. Opinions?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

It can be in some ways. If you're in horrible debt and you get a bunch of money, then yes, you should be entitled, to be happy. If you're completely greedy and just want more of it, then it becomces sort of like an addiction.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:26 AM
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Yes it seems like it when you dont have any but when you actually get a lot of money I dont think it bring you true happiness.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:39 AM
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To an extent, money can buy you happiness. Whoever says that material things don't make them happy is lying to you. :P

I don't think you have to have it to enjoy a fufilling life though. Before my dad died my family was very poor, but I don't look back on those years as bad or especially sad. :]
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:52 PM
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Money may not buy you everything, but without it you can't do anything. That is, one needs money to a certain degree as a bare minimum.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

Money isn't important. In our society, however, it is. The Native Americans lived here without money, and they hunted and harvested together.

Money cannot get you everything - but it can get you a lot of things.

Therefore, it is not a true source of happiness, in my opinion.

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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

Money is important in some regards but it can not buy you happiness. It can buy things towards making you happy but happiness does not stem from money. Joy does not mean having a bunch of earthly materials.
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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

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Money isn't important. In our society, however, it is. The Native Americans lived here without money, and they hunted and harvested together.

Money cannot get you everything - but it can get you a lot of things.

Therefore, it is not a true source of happiness, in my opinion.

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Money could bring you happiness but until a certain time.
Example: I brought Diamond. I was very happy for 3 months. Now I dont play it so basically I wasted my money on it.
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Material possessions... They bring short lived happiness... Family is the true meaning. If everyone, was isolated in the deepest jungle in the world, for a month. Everyone, just one family at a time, separated and put on the four points of the largest, deepest, most isolated place on earth. Then we would realise how wrong we are about money. That people are your happiness and we would all be sad without them...


Sure, you buy something you've been after for a while, you just think: "Yay! Finally! I got it! I'm so happy!" That is just temporary bliss.


You need money. Just enough to keep yourself off the streets, to buy food and clothing, own a house and sometimes have a few indulgent luxuries, that's it.

Our gardener lives in a tiny shack in his parent's backyard. In some ways I envy him, he has a peaceful life, he doesn't need to pay taxes and have a full time job, he just does what he pleases.


What if we scrapped all this life and went back to living exactly how it was before civilization started? Just having a cave or shelter and living off the land, how it should have stayed? I think we would all be better people for it really...


Material possessions aren't what you need true, some things are, like clothing (But really, if everyone walked around nude, I don't think anyone'd mind... Except the prudes :p ) but do they bring you happiness?


Money can bring short lived happiness, but can money buy you the woman/man you want? Can money buy you a family? No. Money can't buy happiness. If you notice, most of the time, the rich bigshots who think money could have bought them happiness end up all alone.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:13 AM
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I think money's one of the most major sources of happiness, that's the only thing that can save you in today's world, and also the reason why I spend about six-seven hours a month on the internet because of my high ambitions{or is it obsessive ambition?}...in other words, to get a high paying job.

But then again, there isn't anything more important than money, except love. :3
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I think money's one of the most major sources of happiness, that's the only thing that can save you in today's world, and also the reason why I spend about six-seven hours a month on the internet because of my high ambitions{or is it obsessive ambition?}...in other words, to get a high paying job.

But then again, there isn't anything more important than money, except love. :3
No offense but I dont think survival and happiness should go together.
Take shoes for an example. If you have at least a pair your fine but if you want a really expensive shoes thats not really necessary to survive.
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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

Money will buy you temporary happiness. It will not buy permanent happiness. You need money in our society, so having it is of utmost importance. You don't need ungodly amounts, but enough to live off of.

True happiness is found in being in the company of people you love dearly.
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I say yes. If you had no money, you would have no happiness, its a fact.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: Money = A Source of True Joy and Happiness?

Money is needed for happiness, but it is not the sole source of happiness. It's hard to be happy if you have no money. Money causes a problem big time if there's a lack of it. However, it is very possible to have a lot of money and be miserable.

So in a way. It is one of many necessities to be happy.
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Money buys stuff.

The stuff you buy inflicts happiness.

Until it gets ran over by a car. >,<

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