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

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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

    Money cannot buy happiness,

    I know this has been said a million times but that's just because it's the truth. Yes we need money to supply us with our basic needs, however in terms of happiness it's all on you and how you view things. Remember no matter how bad you have it somewhere someone is facing...
    Dage23 Dage23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    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


    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
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    For everyone wishing to be more happy without

    money, I accept checks, money orders, cash, and paypal.
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience
    36-40, M
    Jan 9, 2016

    of course I don't! "money doesn't buy

    happiness" is the old cliche but it holds a lot of truth...money can seemingly make your life easier...bit make you lose focus of the truly important aspects such as friends and self discovery....I'd rather be a poor chap in the woods with a million squirrel friends than a man...
    Curiouscatbug Curiouscatbug
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    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

    Life is not just about chasing millions.

    It's about achieving happiness and finding fulfillment in what you do.
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2016
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Money helps of course to be happy

    and able to buy the things l need and want. But being loved for me and loving in return brings so much happiness and fulfilment, l feel rich.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    My parents have been divorced ever

    since I was too young to remember, my mom was always the poor one and my dad the rich one. I was always so much happier when I was at my mom, then when I was at my dads. My mom's house has always felt like more of a home than my dads, no matter how much money he has.
    abbybellan abbybellan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    But I do wanna be rich!

    ! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it buys a lot of things I want. However, I would be completely fine without. As long as I'm not poor. You get the idea. If I'm rich, super! If not... Thats okay. Anyway, my joy comes from the Lord! ^
    cinsky cinsky
    26-30, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    It's strange... I have never wanted to be rich

    for myself. I've always wanted to have A LOT of money, but only so I could give the majority of it to the charities and causes that I care about the most. I would be absolutely content with a small house, enough for me and my dog and the rest of my family. And enough to pay off...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    This holds true for me

    because many times I'm happy JUST the way I am!! I tell MANY people that as long as the wealth I have doesn't change the way I am, I'll be COMPLETELY satisfied! I find you need to have people to be happy though!
    derricksautism derricksautism
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    I also don't believe in sloth.

    Money should not be the pivot of my life. I hold onto certain values and they are never on sale. Money doesn't buy happiness. Hard earned money does provide shelter, food, cozy home for our family. Having lots of money should never be the goal of anyone's life. Sitting...
    goldfish999 goldfish999
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    I Definitely Do Not Need To Be Rich To Be Happy.

    I Am NOT One Who Determines One's Wealth By The Amount Of Dollars In One's Pocket/Bank Account.What I Determine Wealth By Is All Of The Priceless Valuables That Money Cannot Buy. Love Peace Joy Happiness Healing Etc.This True Wealth,Me,Personally I Am Just As Happy With $5.00 In...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    The less I own the happier I am.

    I don't spend all of my time working to pay off bills for things I don't need. Keep it simple and breathe easy.
    faerieoglen faerieoglen
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    what is so good about being rich?

    Yeah you can buy everything you want and desire. Where's the fun in that ? I rather be poor, down on my arse with nothing and have the love of my life and her boys. Money cannot buy love and happiness. Money me and absolutely nothing to me. It comes and goes. love and memories...
    BarbiesMan BarbiesMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    I don't have big dreams like most people.

    I don't want a job simply for the sake of earning money like most people. I just want something simple and peaceful. Something I'll enjoy and make lots of memories doing. Perhaps one day I'll open my own small business. I'm not sure what kind, but it'll be something I greatly...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2015

    Not financially speaking,

    at least! We can be rich without money.
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery
    31-35, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    money is easy to obtain.

    .... competitiveness is hard to maintain
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    I don't need to be rich to be happy.

    Everyone is responsible for their own happiness. Being rich is different for each person. So I should say money doesn't make a person happy.
    Gambler715 Gambler715
    51-55, M
    Dec 16, 2015

    What ever happened to the simple life,

    I just want someone who just like to sit and cuddle without having to go out and spend money. Everyone who I talk to or see who has ton of money is miserable. I would rather be poor and happy if you ask me.
    Harleygirl09 Harleygirl09
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2016
    dixiequeen dixiequeen
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    I used to think that I needed to be rich to be

    happy but now I don't. The reason for that is that I previously worked for a company where everyone was poor and yet they were all friendly. Some people had a lot of money, but only a small few.
    Franurtle Franurtle
    31-35, M
    Aug 31, 2015

    first u own the things

    and then they own u....
    ashut5 ashut5
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    Not rich, just financially stable

    and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get there .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Apr 17, 2016

    I believe I need the freedom to live my life

    the way I want to live it to be genuinely happy.
    BrotherKagiso BrotherKagiso
    26-30, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    Most Martinicans are poor by Western standards.

    You get used to having a limited income, my father says. Yes he's made it possible for me to travel in Europe by selling a piece of land he inherited from his mother.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2016
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2016

    Here is what I personally need to be happy -A

    place to live -Food and drink -My friends and family -My Bible -My God -My books -My sanity -My morals Anything else is not worth much. Money and fame is worthless if that is all you care about.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 17, 2015

    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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