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I Do Not Believe I Need to Be Rich to Be Happy

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    Money for most is the ruler of the earth,

    some people would even kill for money. But money cant secure you happiness. Sure it may get you a new house, fancy cars and clothes and you may enjoy these things for a long time, but eventually it will become apparent that it isnt always true happiness and even people who are...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Aug 25, 2014

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    I Know What I Need

    ...and I think I nearly have it
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 2008

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    Not At All

    I could be happy with my girl, my pets, and my health. No money needed. I could live in a mud hut with my loved ones and be the happiest person on earth. I think too many people get caught up in the traditional materialistic sense of "success" and they miss out on what...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Money Cant Buy Everything

    Being rich does not necessarily mean happiness in life. There many many rich people who are rich and so unhappy. Others are poor yet they have a happpy family. Richness can buy materials things but can but happiness, good values, love etc. I happpened to live with a family which...
    Kittysandra Kittysandra 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    I Know What I Need

    I have most of what I need I just need a place to be comfortable in and a soulmate to share it with.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Oct 24, 2011

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    There's nothing wrong with being rich.  I've always thought it would be fun to have money to spare.Having said that, I don't need scads of money to be happy.Right now I'm on a fixed income.  It's not a large amount, but it keeps a roof over my head and food in my mouth.  It...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    brokenupinsideforeva brokenupinsideforeva 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Money Is Misery

    My father's family were extremely wealthy, they lived on a private estate and my grandfather was a multi-millionaire.  My father was taken out of school at 13 to work for his father.  As my father had ambitions of his own in transport and renovating houses and an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    A Little Goes a Long Way!

    I grew up poor, so I know how that is. Not that I ever want to be that poor again, but if I ever landed there, I could deal. BUT, as for the other extreme, of being rich... nah... it's not for me. The things in life that makes me happy are free. =p I just need enough money to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    Just because you have rich parents,

    it doesn't make you smart ***!
    aidenau aidenau 26-30, M Jul 22, 2014

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    Money = ???

    Money isn't everything to me--maybe it's because it's never been scarce and never been the center of my happiness.  I'm rich in health (most of the time) and rich in lessons learned.  Rich in friends and life, rich in love and integrity, dignity, compassion, sympathy...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2009

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    Is It Odd?

    I really don't want to be rich. I just want to have enough money to live comfortably (ie: no grossly over-due bills, not starving, not worrying about being evicted) and to take care of myself. I know a lot of people who's goal is to make a ton of money and retire early and just...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F Aug 17, 2008

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    Root of All Evil!

    Is a true statement most of the problems in the world are caused by greed, look at the rich and see who is truely happy (not many) Of course you need money to be comfortable but most of the "things" you might think will bring you happpiness will not!
    mum8 mum8 51-55, F Aug 16, 2008

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    I Don't Believe

    I don't believe,I need to be rich,Just happy,Richness won't make you happy,Happiness,It's a state of mind.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    Not That It Hurts

    Money is great. It gives people the means to accomplish their goals, feed themselves, support their families, and has a multitude of other uses. However, the presence of money in life doesn't automatically equate happiness. Sure, it makes things easier, but money alone cannot...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    But I sure do wish I was rich.

    I don't play the lottery because I don't want to waste my money. Maybe I should go on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I would wear tiny earphones and big hair and find a way to cheat. Id buy a car first
    Fudgetruffle Fudgetruffle 26-30, F Aug 23, 2014

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    Often Confused

    When you have money you can give it away,  when you don't you can't . When people say money can't but happiness they out right lie . Money can buy peace of mind which could anybody poor could say ? No!! If I were you I set goal for insulting richness and wealth , if I fail I...
    g9 g9 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Dreams of Money and Luxury When I was younger and people asked me what I dreamed about, I told them I had thought of being rich, no not just rich but popular and famous too. I...
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    I had someone ask me 'what makes you angry' but 'what makes me happy' made me think more. Anger I can easily identify with it's tight throat, searing heat flashes. It's a very...
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    Your desires, inner pulls they r the result of ur past karma.. the free will is to choose, decide n even do the opposite to what u feel at that moment. The stronger the karma, the...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Your desires, inner pulls they r the result of ur past karma.. the free will is to choose, decide n even do the opposite to what u feel at that moment. The stronger the karma, the...
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    alot of people get defensive about the word or religion therefore they argue back and forth about what's right or wrong .. the inspired word of God shouldnt be argued or debated...
    sadiez81 sadiez81 31-35 5 hrs ago

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    Two words 'love and hate' can either make your heart soar or rip it to pieces. I always thought the saying, 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but word can never me.' This old...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    The friendzone is an imaginary land where guys only talk to girls for sex. In this land guys and girls can't be friends. Guys don't seem to understand that women were not put on...
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    I really believe in and know that Chemistry exists between people. I have known since I was a child almost instantly, if I liked or would have fun being with a person I was just...
    fairone fairone 46-50 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My husband has split personality disorder. He hasn't told anyone but me because he doesn't want people to think he is crazy. Especially not his patents. Well one time I mentioned...
    messj messj 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Is the reality of this blended family stuff that we will never truly be a "family." I want a family, the traditional family. I want to look at my husband hug my kids and think damn...
    mammamialove mammamialove 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I just try and be nice to people and do good things. If a religion helps you, fine. But I don't need it in my life.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    It's barely past ******* noon and I'm drunk and all I can think about is the constant loop of your words 'I dont love you, but I did'. As if I need a reminder of what I threw away...
    Godlevel Godlevel 16-17 10 hrs ago

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    Allah makes me happy that's even richer then the richest !!
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    They're different type of people from internet some are great and some are weird, but that's not the point. I believe that relationship from internet could be real so I'm caring...
    imagineon imagineon 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    svetlanadavina svetlanadavina 22-25 11 hrs ago

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    Just a quiet boat ride watching the setting sun makes me happy!!
    dgob1 dgob1 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    I know it's going to get worse but right now, I'm happy. Euphoric, to be exact. I feel like grinning and reading and doing things. My appetite has come back after weeks.
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    When Paul was traveling preaching and he met resistance to the gospel what did he do? He would move on to those that would listen. Atheists... Idk, I don't believe in Santa Clause...
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    No woman looks beautiful without girlish and attractive body shape. And you can’t get perfect body shape without having proper size of breasts.I am really worried about my...
    leepansi leepansi 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I feel..that if you really love someone? you don't need to get married to prove that. I find that kinda stupid? lol I will never get married. marriage doesint last? nor does...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    The following is a prayer to god that has given me the foundation for my noble purpose of exposing him for the evil abuser he is. If you love god this prayer is not for you. "Our...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    But I also believe this friendship mostly has an expiration date. There will always come a moment when you'll grow apart. This can be because mutual interests disapear, or one of...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    So a month ago, I was here as a first-timer, depressed as I shared some of my life experiences that came with bad decision-making. Today, I am the happiest girl alive learning...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Philosophy of mine. Ha ha. Well it is put in a fairly simple way and repeat myself a little. Also it is not necessarily a view everybody will appreciate. But nor should it be. It...
    m1ckm m1ckm 41-45, M 4 days ago

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