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danishgondal786 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted June 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM via web

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does money brings happiness in life

does money brings happiness in life ?? i my point of view money can bring happiness in life as we have money so we can buy anything of our intrest which can provide some kind of happiness what say??

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM (Answer #3)

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I agree with the previous post.  I would add to it that my wife and I were happy enough when we had no money, but the most excited and relieved we've ever been was when she got the call offerring her the job she still holds now.  It meant that we would be financially secure enough to not have to worry about so many things.  So money cannot make you happy, but it can protect you from many worries that can really make you unhappy.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM (Answer #4)

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Indubitably, money cannot buy an abstract such as happiness. However, it is most painfully true that one cannot be happy if destitute.  When there is not enough money for a person to eat and have the necessities of life, it is absolutely impossible to be content with life.  Just as money cannot buy health, but does, however, aid in the maintenance and support of good health, so, too, does having enough money to pay bills, have a good roof over one's head, etc. contribute to the potential for happiness.  With enough money to live a decent life, a person can focus upon the things that make for happiness such as fulfillment of one's potential, love and family, and good health. Beyond these essentials, money is merely superfluous.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11

Posted June 30, 2012 at 4:42 AM (Answer #5)

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To an extent, I believe money can definitely bring happiness. I mean, how can buying a one million dollar home, a boat and a private jet not make one smile? Even for a millisecond? But it's questionable whether the happiness money can give is permanent. Usually in order to stay happy if you're rich, you need to frequently purchase more items to keep yourself content.

True happiness is normally found trough relationships, friendships and love, but money is definitely a major factor.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM (Answer #6)

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Post #5 makes an excellent point--our society definitely has created a link between materialism and happiness, with the problem being 'can you ever have enough stuff?'  Money as a way to happiness seems more like a band-aid solution or a temporary fix.  It will make you happy in the moment but not in the long run.

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM (Answer #7)

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Money Can really make us happy. whos on earth doesnt want to have money? but the underlying question how long can money make you happy?  the argument was right that money can make you happy for a momet but not for a lifetime. there are things money cannot buy. 

But all of us want to get rich right? and in that manner we should take a really careful understanding. If desiring for money is too much, it may lead to greed and selfishness. This is not the real purpose of money in the first place. So after all we can say that money is a limited source of happiness. 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM (Answer #9)

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I would tend to lean towards the idea that money can make life easier. It is not necessarily the money which brings happiness, but the satisfaction that people are able to pay the bills. That said, many people do wish for wealth, thinking that it will make life easier. Many stories have been told about those who have won lotteries and are poorer now than before. In this sense, money did not bring happiness.

 

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM (Answer #10)

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Although things like professional success and loving relationships are much more important than financial rewards, money can certainly make life easier when it can all coexist together. Having to worry about financial problems is something most people are forced to deal with, and few people would live with them if there was an alternative.

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hamidnaviri

Posted July 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM (Answer #11)

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Money never bring happiness, except the time you forgive your money generously to help someone else.

 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted July 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM (Answer #12)

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Money increases the ease of everyday living in relation to bills and obligations that are financial in nature. Does it bring happiness? Being able to buy anything you desire might make you happy for awhile, but is it the kind of happiness that can last? A deep meaningful relationship, learning something on your own or accomplishing something can't really be bought. Helping someone else can bring happiness--that can be done with acts and deeds or financially. Therefore, it is probably a combination. Being happy and poor might work for some people, and being happy but wealthy, might make someone happy because their life is easier. However, in my opinion, health is paramount!

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danishgondal786 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted July 4, 2012 at 8:54 AM (Answer #13)

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happiness mean some sort of satisfaction means someone is free of tensions or worries in this sence one can never be happy without money if one has friends and relatives and seems happy in his life but his friends got rich and can go anywhere they want but you can know if you had money you were with them but now you are sad becouse no money another example someone of your beloved is gonna die there is only a chance of servival is to go abroad for treatment it needs alot of money so now will you be happy no matter you have good friend and other things you think that was enough to be happy but now you would not be happy because you dont have money to save your beloved one at this point i would preffer money to be happy in this world because everyone knows you because of your present status so ....

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM (Answer #14)

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Money may or may not bring happiness in life, but the lack of money can certainly bring unhappiness and misery. Therefore, a person should find a way to earn an adequate income and live within his or her means. In order to do this, a person has to have something to offer, like a trade or a profession, and these have to be learned. Going into debt is like walking into quicksand. And there are millions and more millions of Americans stuck in that quicksand these days.

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debasreenandi | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 5, 2012 at 3:16 PM (Answer #15)

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Money does helps us to solve some of our problems but they are all materialistic and cannot give us the spiritual happiness..you say..does money make you feel safe? .......because in my view money does create a sense of insecurity in ourselves. A sense of getting robbed someday or the other or having a great loss. I cannot provide us spiritual happiness. When we are poor we make every possibility to earn money but when we earn it we want to spare from our money. It is said that "too much of something is good for nothing" so be with what you are...

 

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher

Posted August 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM (Answer #16)

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Money can bring happiness and misery, depends how much you care for it. It brings true happiness if you don't have greed and use it to help the deprived. Otherwise, it can make life miserable as one will be always thinking of it being stolen or lost.

These are the extremes and their is a whole spectrum in between.

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champion1403 | Student, Grade 11

Posted August 9, 2012 at 4:21 PM (Answer #17)

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we can't deny the value of the money, they are relly important. but it doesn't mean you are happy if you have it.  Typically some situations which the rich aren't happy as everybody know, otherwise, the poor are   delighted with tiny comfort. It also depend on each individual. Maybe some people feel cheerful, another see money ordinary... Different people'll find out different answers surely

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champion1403 | Student, Grade 11

Posted August 9, 2012 at 4:51 PM (Answer #18)

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Money does helps us to solve some of our problems but they are all materialistic and cannot give us the spiritual happiness..you say..does money make you feel safe? .......because in my view money does create a sense of insecurity in ourselves. A sense of getting robbed someday or the other or having a great loss. I cannot provide us spiritual happiness. When we are poor we make every possibility to earn money but when we earn it we want to spare from our money. It is said that "too much of something is good for nothing" so be with what you are...

 

hi, nice to meet you. why does money create a sense of insecurity? maybe it is true but i think it isn't valid. we can send them to the bank, right? hehe.  And money really can provide us spiritual happiness in one side. I like your saying " too much of something is good for nothing"...

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manoj141 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM (Answer #19)

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I am Agree with that thought but only sometimes according to my think Money only satisfied you when you feel uncomfartble with any services or want more ... I am fully satisfied with love & emotions it's may bring happiness in life.

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nath1 | Student

Posted August 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM (Answer #20)

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I don't know, somehow it does, I LOVE shopping soo.. I need money, but I'm not that person who buys the most expensive brands so... I don't know, you need money to live ; for food ; to be warm and safe... but when you have too much money, you don't find REAL friends anymore because they want your money, so without friends, you can't be happy either..

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sanjeetmanna | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM (Answer #21)

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Money is not everything but it is important for life. Money fulfill the requirements like food, shelter, clothes accessories for day to day life.

Money cannot buy happiness but it can bring happiness by accomplishing day to day needs.

If you have money you have the potential to accomplish or achieve anything.

Money gives you happiness, satisfaction, pleasure, luxury, peace, freedom.....................

Money is a media which helps you to achieve anything in your life except pride, love and character.

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted August 13, 2012 at 8:37 PM (Answer #22)

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Money is not everything, but it sure makes life less stressful. When people struggle to meet their basic needs, money becomes extremely important. That said, it can not guarantee happiness in life. That comes from within and from doing things that bring you happiness. Money can provide for expensive distractions such as luxury items and trips but it doesn't guarantee a happy life. Happiness is a personal thing based on relationships, goals reached, self-esteem, and other things unique to the individual.

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mknkids | Elementary School Teacher

Posted August 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM (Answer #23)

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Money cannot buy happiness, but it is very helpful in helping people feel secure with their resources.  Without money, people are often unable to do the things they want to do and to acquire the items they need to thrive and survive.  Additionally, money brings happiness if one's priorities are to attain those things that require money.  However, if one's priorities are centered around things that do not require money, then happiness is an achievement made possible by one's priority alignment.  It's all dependent upon one's priorities and contentment level.

 

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ahanachakraborty | High School Teacher

Posted August 17, 2012 at 7:13 AM (Answer #24)

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Money can help us to get rid of many problems which we suffer everyday, happiness is a highly ambiguous term, what seems happiness to Mr X can be not to Mr Y. So in a way we can make ourselves happy when we have enough money to also fulfill the wishes of others, but personal happiness is more of a mental state than financial.

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nicoledesilva | Student, Grade 9

Posted August 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM (Answer #25)

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Hey well, money can't buy us happiness but it can buy things that make us happy.... Confusing, right?

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sci-lover92 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM (Answer #26)

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Well i can't ignore that money is really essential for a stable life ,but it can never be the basic source of happiness.too simply because without love care and self confidence money is nothing also the human loves to prouve his existance and i don't think money is capable of this.  thanks

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celestinehanrocks | Student, Grade 10

Posted August 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM (Answer #27)

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this answers really depends on perspective. there is no definite answers for it. money can bring happiness, but it can also destroy lives. people tend to loose control and become greedy, at that point, everything will start to go down hill...people start using desperate means to achieve money. people will also start being competitive.so the answer really depends. money can help the less fortunate too!

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vaishaligahlot | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:54 AM (Answer #28)

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There are 2 aspects of this problem and you certainly cannot deny the value of money........reality is different for different people. There are so many extremely poor people in various part of the world for whom want of money is the biggest problem and the cause of their sorrows- they dont have sufficient money to bear the medical expenses or afford good food. On the other hand we have rich peple who are still not satisfied with their lives.....satisfaction depends on a person's aspirations ,goals and his achievements.

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12

Posted August 20, 2012 at 7:10 AM (Answer #29)

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Ofcourse money can bring happiness. but also sadness too. with money we can buy anything we like. with money we can help others and that brings happiness. because sharing gives us happiness. money is such a wonderful thing when we utilize it for proper things. if we misuse  money it will bring darkness in the future

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rashmi0133 | Student, Grade 9

Posted August 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM (Answer #30)

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I DON'T THINK THAT MONEY CAN BRING HAPPINESS IN OUR LIVES. I MYSELF BELIEVE IN SAYING ''BOOKS CAN BE BUYED NOT EDUCATION , BED CAN BE BUYED NOT SLEEP , HOUSE CAN BE BUYED NOT HOME AND LASTLY THINGS CAN BE BUYED NOT FRIENDS . SO THROUGH THIS SAYING YOU WOULD BE UNDERSTOODTHAT MONEY IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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salimj | College Teacher

Posted August 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM (Answer #33)

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I would say that when we take the modern materialistic world money and happiness goes hand in hand. But when you analyse clearly we see that after a certain limit mone does not give you true happiness. Others may feel that you are happy by reality may be the opposit.
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trohatgi12 | Student, Grade 9

Posted August 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM (Answer #34)

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I am against the view and i would like to add a personal view here...

I am an indian and india is very much populated and corrupt .I had a neighbour a good looking chap.. at first he was a low wager but suddenly he became rich....

he lost his wife and children in the divorce as he started drinking ... Later on he was declared corrupt and the government of India hanged him.... His house still stands tall and every person crossing is told the story.,..

And i m sure you may have heard other examples but the thing i wanted to highlight was that monetry needs are not always making us sad ..... but then if 90 out of 100 are wrong i dont think it makes us happy........

(the standard may be low as this is my first discussion)

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12

Posted August 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM (Answer #35)

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I am against the view and i would like to add a personal view here...

I am an indian and india is very much populated and corrupt .I had a neighbour a good looking chap.. at first he was a low wager but suddenly he became rich....

he lost his wife and children in the divorce as he started drinking ... Later on he was declared corrupt and the government of India hanged him.... His house still stands tall and every person crossing is told the story.,..

And i m sure you may have heard other examples but the thing i wanted to highlight was that monetry needs are not always making us sad ..... but then if 90 out of 100 are wrong i dont think it makes us happy........

(the standard may be low as this is my first discussion)

so with money dont u buy things of ur wish and satisfy ur needs.....?? are u living without money.??/

money brings happiness. but only if the money is not misused.

the situation said by u is a common one. many are there like that but, in ur case the money is misused by that man . so he is leading a worst life. it is not like that in all situations.

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12

Posted August 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM (Answer #36)

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I am against the view and i would like to add a personal view here...

I am an indian and india is very much populated and corrupt .I had a neighbour a good looking chap.. at first he was a low wager but suddenly he became rich....

he lost his wife and children in the divorce as he started drinking ... Later on he was declared corrupt and the government of India hanged him.... His house still stands tall and every person crossing is told the story.,..

And i m sure you may have heard other examples but the thing i wanted to highlight was that monetry needs are not always making us sad ..... but then if 90 out of 100 are wrong i dont think it makes us happy........

(the standard may be low as this is my first discussion)

i just said my opinion. everyone has different views. and i am not trying to argue with anyone. and i dont want to alter their suggestions and opinions.

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eriqah | Student, Grade 10

Posted August 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM (Answer #37)

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Money can buy us happiness only if we really require it .. but mostly money is not the answer for happiness. People who have money still commit suicide and have other problems ... so money is just a sympathy at times at need.

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iklan100 | College Teacher

Posted August 25, 2012 at 4:27 AM (Answer #38)

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I think we need to first clarify in our own minds what we (each of us individually) mean by 'happiness'? What is happiness for me? What makes you 'happy'? You will find that ultimately people have different parameters of happiness and perhaps money isnt always able to procure this sentiment.

At the same time, in material terms, money or financial resources can be 'helpful' to us and 'useful' in meeting many everyday needs.

But as I see it, 'happiness' and 'utility' are not always the same thing/s.

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mama-t | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM (Answer #39)

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Money can buy fun, which is fleeting.  Happiness comes from a place of contentment, no matter what your financial circumstance, and cannot be bought. 

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tarzan322 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted August 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM (Answer #40)

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Money is capable of providing some amount of our happiness in life, but you will never truly be happy with money alone. Money is only one aspect of what really makes us happy. The other part is having a loving and caring relationship with someone. Money alone can make you temporarily happy, but you will always feel alone unless you have others in your life. That's why people end up walking away from jobs that net them 6 figure incomes. Lawyers for example can work as much as 18 hours a day on cases. That leaves them no room in life for a life. Eventually, many of them either meet someone that means much more to them than the money, or find themselves wanting to meet someone. They find money alone means nothing without someone to share it with. Those that simply want nothing but money are most likely psychopaths who literally have no emotional side to cause them to want to spend any time or money with anyone else. It's been estimated that probably at least 50% of the CEO's on Wall St. are psychopaths. Age also changes our perceptions. The older you become, the more you start to realize your mortality, and this plays a lot into wanting a lasting relationship with someone else as many people wants others around that will remember them when they are gone. I wouldn't expect that someone under 30 would understand most of this as many under 30 really have no reason to think of their mortality, but those of us that are much older do.

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madysin | Student, Grade 10

Posted August 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM (Answer #41)

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In a way money can buy happiness, but not all ways. For example, paying for a fun activity to do and spend time with friends and family truley does buy happiness but, gambling with your money brings sorrow and other bad things.  So in my opinion it is just how you use it.

 

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wsywin | Student

Posted August 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM (Answer #42)

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It's those little things in life that counts and that makes you happy. Some people are millionaires and have huge mansions with helipads and all yet they are constantly trying to earn more money and neglect their loved ones. In the end, they don't feel happy at all.

For some people,  just being around with their loved ones make them happy. Many cancer survivors realise how short life is and try as much as possible to be with their loved ones instead of working very hard to earn money. This makes them happy. 

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ik9744 | TA , Grade 9

Posted September 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM (Answer #43)

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This question is asked very frequently, and very popular. This answer is based on my opinion, and everyone has different opinions.

I think in some ways money can buy happiness yet it can't always. I'll start with how it can by happiness. It can buy happiness because in most cases you wouldn't buy something that isn't entertaining, or good for you. If it applies to entertainment or something that you love then it makes you happy! You usually won't buy something that makes you unhappy. The happiness won't really stay to long that's why we buy more things. Unless there are some exceptions like my MacBook Pro, which entertains me with video games a lot. My MacBook makes me happy everyday, from 2010 to now. While there are some other things that makes me happy but goes away in a while like some toys that I use to play with. I remember when I was little playing with Hot Wheels cars was amazingly fun for some reason. Then after a few months it somehow ended up in the trash because it was just sitting there. This applies to most of the things I have. I usually am very happy with everything I buy except when I get bored of it which is very easy. If you use something for a very long time and stick with it you'll get bored in 1-2 months.

Now here's the reason why money can't bring happiness. I got in depth in my other paragraph how you'll get bored of what you buy so I won't get into that in this paragraph. This is my opinion but I don't want to offend anyone that is very wealthy. In my opinion I usually see the people that are very rich be very bored. They have a ton of money to the point where I don't think they know how to spend it correctly. Money can't buy happiness because yes money can get you luxurious goods, and probably a very sweet home but money can't always buy you love. There is a very high chance most of your friends are acting like your friend just for the gifts, or the wealth you have. They're fake.

Short Answer:

Money can buy you happiness temporarily, or maybe a while. On the other hand If you're rich you would get bored for not having to work as hard to get that much money and spending it on the thing you've been wanting. You would get a lot of fake friends just for your wealth if you're very rich. So Yes money can buy happiness but there is some downsides.

Hope I helped :P

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9

Posted September 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM (Answer #44)

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For me I believe that money is able to buy temporary happiness , but of course these temporary happiness do not last long . For example , with money you're able to buy basically anything that you want , or whatever interests you , but of course everyone gets bored of stuff . Something that you were interested 10 years ago is probably still not as interesting to you now as it was 10 years ago . Actually, the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens actually talks about this topic . In the novel , there are two characters Estella and Miss Havisham whom are both extremely rich , but they are cold and distant towards men . In the book although they have extreme wealth , they live a depressing and gloomy life . You can also relate this topic to the world today , celebrities today have a huge amount of money , yet not all of them are happy . 

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM (Answer #2)

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I wouldn't say money can buy you true happiness, but it can buy your way out of a lot of problems.  If money was truly the basis of happiness, then you wouldn't see celebrity suicides and wealthy people in the mess they are in from time to time.  Given the choice, I would rather be rich than poor, but I don't think money alone is the answer.

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