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

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    sugarbearbabykins sugarbearbabykins 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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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    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

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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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    I Know What I Need

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

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    There's nothing wrong with being rich.ย  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.ย  It's not a large amount, but it keeps a roof over my head and food in my mouth.ย  It...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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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 4 Responses Jul 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Just because you have rich parents,

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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Rich got troubles. Mechanics cost way more.

    Security aint cheap. Pressure to be mean. Critics. Lol. Me critic. Ok is best. Goldilocks knew. Movies show. But yall ignored that. Sad to happy. http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ That vid says plenty for me.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 25

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    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    No really, you seem like a wonderful guy. Trust me though, you don't really want to date me. Here's how it goes: everything starts out new and fun, as it should. We're both happy...
    yeg88 yeg88 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Someone recently posted about family members who gave passed on sending messages during the holidays. That exactly happened to me on Christmas Day. I'm visiting my parents in...
    Owliegirl Owliegirl 46-50 4 hrs ago

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    I need a rich friend!!! God that would be soo much fun!!!
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 56 mins ago

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    This is exactly me. Religion is a no-no for me. my relationship with God is what keeps me happy ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒŒ
    lunazteca lunazteca 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When you give and don't expect anything back that's love. yes i love you that much... it's ok if you don't want me in your life... but i will never stop loving you... i want to...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I haven't seen my girlfriend since Christmas eve and although I was prepared to change plans to be with her she wouldn't do the same for me, I don't know my own mind anymore. I...
    rednblue rednblue 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am in pain..emotional pain..I feel lost and alone.. Yet I have a good hard working husband, and four beautiful healthy children, a house, cars, big back yard, a pool...etc.. Not...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 28

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    This is the story of the guy i waited for 10 years.... I was just 6 years old when we met, his mother and my mother we're best of friend a long time ago. When both of the family...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 8

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    the farmer always believes in land but sometimes land goes unproductive..but again for next season the farmer believes the same land..
    wearethinkers wearethinkers 26-30, M 54 mins ago

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 8

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    Raising a family we always had pets around. As our children got older animals found us and our family grew to having two dogs (Great Danes) and four cats. Now that the children...
    LJay56 LJay56 56-60, M Dec 2

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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Yearโ€™s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Real richness lies in simply being happy with what you have. Whether it's a lot, a little, or nothing at all
    tonyaizms tonyaizms 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Being old is like being intelligent or being rich - it opens doors both toward and away from wisdom. Being intelligent can let you look more deeply at things to cut through...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M Dec 11

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    I dont believe in religion but if all the stories are true then i am going to hell for sure
    gingerninja96 gingerninja96 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    it's been two years since the breakup and to this day, I believe he is my soul mate. I dated this amazing guy for two years in college who was my best friend and soul mate. we both...
    delilahcruz delilahcruz 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I totally believe in this one. The success of being married is working together, communicating and being contented that you have each other back. My husband cheated on me for years...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F Nov 29

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    i would rather be happy within myself as a person, treat ppl good, and stable in life, then rich in money living the good life and feel miserable within myself and terrible to...
    Deztiney Deztiney 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I'm seeing him for the first time a good two to three weeks. Oh how i've longed to feel his soft embrace and shrink into his chest. I long too feel him tighten his arms around me...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Life as an INFP Wonder. A beautiful conception of amazement and awe that tingles the human imagination. For the dreamers, the idealists, it's the core of our existence and the...
    CaitlinClaire CaitlinClaire 16-17, F Dec 11

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    I know what the Golden Rule is supposed to be, but after a lifetime of trying to practice it, I've found the real golden rule is: THE GUY WITH ALL THE GOLD MAKES ALL THE RULES...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy 70+, M Dec 16

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    NouveauRiche1 NouveauRiche1 26-30, M Dec 6

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Its so easy to be and remain rich. Why is it that it costs more to rent than to buy a house? So i should pay some rich person's mortgage, plus put a few hundred in their pocket...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Today I nearly lost you and I honestly thought you were never coming back to me I have never felt so sad and lonely in all my life I have never cried so hard in my life I felt like...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Just how happy can a guy get ? Well, pretty unbelievably fantastically indescribably astonishingly happy :-))) I have the most beautiful, kind and gentle perfect boyfriend. Just a...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    The ceo of one of the biggest textile companies in the US retired at 72. He worked every day for 46 years straight at least 13 hour days. He never saw his family. Never made...
    jamespeterson30 jamespeterson30 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    You really never know if it's love or infatuation till you come to a point in your life that you're comfortable being single. It's like a stone hitting your head and you realize...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F Nov 27

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