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

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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 3 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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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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    I Know What I Need

    ...and I think I nearly have it
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Just because you have rich parents,

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    They are there when you need them, they comfort you in time of need, they would give you the shirt off their back if need be, and you would do the same for them, I'm talking about...
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