I Think Money Can Buy Happiness

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    Lets see, there is the age old myth that "Money cant buy happiness." As I sort through my list of offer letters from various companies, I ask myself can money buy happiness. The immediate answer is yes. Yes it can. When I accept that offer for $85k/year for...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    36-40, M
    17 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    Been There, Done That

    it does, only if you are smart and protective of yourself!  Generosity to others is a big downfall for people who just strive to see what they can get out of you and in the end it is usually not a good financial decision on your part.  I thought a lot of people in my...
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2008

    Yep. I Do Believe So

    i used to think differently, but right now if i could just get my child support payment i would be the happiest mother f*cker on earth!!!
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2008

    Works For Me!

    Money can buy happiness!  Whenever I have money I’m happy.  If I’m broke I worry about how to buy diapers for my son, stress out about how to buy food, I’m just miserable!  But take today for example…I just pulled out of the bank with my...
    Taryn88 Taryn88
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2008


    this is the root of all evil and how can it buy us happines
    mad316 mad316
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    In The Insightful Words Of Garfield The Cat

     "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can rent it for a long, long time" (Taken from a Garfield comic *****. All rights reserved)
    IronJawedTat IronJawedTat
    22-25, M
    Dec 3, 2009

    Money, is a necessary tool in this world to

    live life to the fullest. Money put's good food in your fridge and cupboards. Money put's "decent" clothing on your back. Money pay's for a nice crime free problem free living space. Money let's you take a little vacation, Go to the cinema when you want Go dine out when you want...
    Obsidianfirefly Obsidianfirefly
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 15, 2015

    Money And Happiness

     Hi,  Interesting thoughts! I believe it’s not possible to make a general statement on whether money makes people more or less happy. Money comes with a whole set of new elements that may have good or bad impact on our happiness, and depending on how susceptible...
    Nick123456 Nick123456
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    Money or lack there of is the root of Many of

    my current problems, Currently I am Barely surviving on about $11k per year, I was Much happier when I was working full time and making $25k per year.
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy
    36-40, M
    Jan 28, 2014

    Well That Is

    It removes all the stresses that get in the way or being happy. Money gives you freedom and no human alive can be happy as a prisoner. weather it is a prisoner to supporting your family, paying your bills, being in debt. You are trapped. you can not just jump up and leave...
    KaysFun KaysFun
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2008


    The truth can sometimes be found in the shallows of life's rivers. Money, while evil, can buy happiness and anyone who says otherwise is broke.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 9, 2011

    Money Will Not Buy Happiness...

    ...for those who will not allow themselves to be happy or whose inherent character prevents them from being happy. However, for those like myself, whose happiness is primarily derived from knowing that others are happy and from helping bring happiness into others' lives and from...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    Mar 8, 2012

    Proof: Girls Are Evil:

    First we state that girls require time and money :- Girls = Time x Money And we know that time is money :- Time = Money Therefore :- Girls = Money x Money Girls = (Money)^2 And because 'money is the root of all evil' Girls = (Evil)^1/2 x (Evil)^1/2 Girls...
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff
    46-50, T
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    I Think It Depends

    We've all heard stories of the money-less hippie who travels from friend's house to friend's house who's "happy." He hasn't a care in the world and has no expections. No one depends on him for anything more than a laugh or a "deep meaningful conversation." We've also heard...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2012

    I don't like when people say "money isn't

    everything". They say it because they've never been without it, but I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.
    MysteriousDragon MysteriousDragon
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    Maybe Money Doesn't Buy All Kinds of Happiness...

    but it certainly does help one live a happier life! I've lived both ways.... been super broke in the past and now living on a comfortable income.  I'm far from rich - but it sure is nice to be able to buy food every week, clothes when I need them and Christmas presents for...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2008

    Money Can't Buy Love?

    Here is my opinion on the whole money & happiness thing: The only person who will ever tell you money doesn't buy happiness is someone with money. What is happiness? Having food on your table for your kids? Having a car that will actually get you to work and back? Having...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    The Catch

    Most people say money can't buy you happiness, what they mean is it can't get you out of a depression that's just a mental state.  Now here is the catch between money can't buy you happiness verses money can't buy you love; money can't buy love but it sure can buy...
    ihaveep ihaveep
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2009

    whoever says money can't buy happiness,

    is wrong,i mean would you rather cry in a Bentley or a rundown car?i mean come on,money is the key to almost everything!without it you can't survive,or be happy,my family is going through some financial issues at the moment,& i'm not happy,when we were financially stable,meaning...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2014
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