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Do you think money could make you happy?

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2009/07/13 17:27:51 (permalink)

Do you think money could make you happy?

Or do you think money cant buy happiness??

Been thinking today, I've been off work for a month (suspended with pay) so i've spent all my time with the missus and my 13 month old son. we've all got a lot closer because of this, especially with my boy as working then gym after i'd sometimes get in at 8pm or later and Ashton's in bed for then usually..

Seen more of my friends and family too as no work, so no excuses not to make time etc or trying to fit everyone in a few hours at the weekend. Even found time to try my hand in the garden lol, and usually hate doing any gardening but love it now. same with D.I.Y, although i like playing with tools nad D.I.Y...

Gym's been a lot better too as not nackered from work, so gym sessions have been more productive. have had more PB'S recently too and there's even enough time to eat properly, no skipped ar cr8ppy meals etc...

So it got me thinking, if i had the money it would definatly make me a lot happier, i'm not talking silly money (although that would be nice) like the euro millions etc. but enough to clear the mortgage and debts in full, get an extra car as only 1 at min, i would even buy a diesel vectra ha , and then enough in savings or a bond to earn a wage from. i think £1500 month if that would be enough...

But in your situation, Do you think the money would make things better or worse.

(suppose someone like blue would be dead within a few month!)

Your thoughts?

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    YumPies
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:35:39 (permalink)
    I think lack of money can make you unhappy, but dont believe money alone can make you happy. 
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:38:05 (permalink)
    if it meant I didn't have to work, yes.

    I like doing what i want, i don't want to work, but i have to because i need money.
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:39:16 (permalink)
    richsINS

    I think lack of money can make you unhappy, but dont believe money alone can make you happy. 


    Agree with this.

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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:39:27 (permalink)
    Hmmmmmm, a few million would suit me fine.

    Probably send me do lally in the process of having it mind!





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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:40:39 (permalink)
    money cannot make you happy

    but it can eliminate a lot of things that make you sad/stressed

    so by default it could make you happier than you were - but not necessarily happy

    plus with money a whole new set of issues might arise which dont come up when one has no/little money
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:48:06 (permalink)
    I think if you have little money, i.e. subsistence levels then you are going to struggle to fulfil basic needs that will lead you to be very unhappy.

    Above this level, money can't make you happy alone, and any happiness it brings is likely to have diminishing returns.

    Acheivement, fulfilment and leaving a full, healthy and productive life is how to be happy IMO. Doesn't matter whether you're making £30k or £100k
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 17:55:03 (permalink)
    Money definitely makes you happier

    There's not much you can actually do in our society without money. So unless you really enjoy doing nothing, money will make you happier


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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 18:03:53 (permalink)
    I don't think having a lot of money would make me any happier. Having more people to share it with would though.
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 18:12:03 (permalink)
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    richsINS

    I think lack of money can make you unhappy, but dont believe money alone can make you happy. 


    Agree with this.


    yup. You see it all around you. When you've got money its just one less thing to think about, but even having money can cause problems.. lol.. u cant win..
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 18:56:41 (permalink)
    just about every problem i have ever had were caused by the lack of money, resulting in unhappiness.
    now, money is not a problem, and i am no longer unhappy.
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:12:29 (permalink)
    Yes, it`s probably the only thing stopping me from being happy atm, loads of things I want to do but no money to do it( and for the forseeable future).

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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:14:35 (permalink)
    Money would make me happy, im absolutely positive of it!!!

    Imo, money makes the world go round.

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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:19:46 (permalink)
    There is a point. A decent supply of wonga will certainly minimise the stresses in life and allow you to do what you want, go where you like and treat who you wish. But it will not cure all, obviously and I know no-one is saying it does, and there are plenty of other variables in life that can still decide if you are ultimately happy in life or not, money or not.

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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:19:49 (permalink)
    To me, money = happiness.
    Obviously not money per se, but what I can do and achieve without the constraints of a lack of finances will result in happiness.

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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:30:18 (permalink)
    yes money wd make me happy!!  or more happy than iam now.  which is pretty happy too.

    but whats the negative about having loads of holidays, clothes, cars, bikes , etc... 
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:33:59 (permalink)
    Yep, money would make me happy...lots of it so I never had to work. I'm 99% sure I'd be happy just going on holiday whenever I wanted
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:34:59 (permalink)
    Money isn't everything, but it helps.
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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:39:24 (permalink)
    money would make me happy. they say money is the root of all evil but really no money is the root of all evil!



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    Re:Do you think money could make you happy? 2009/07/13 19:48:15 (permalink)
    leemarksmith

    (suppose someone like blue would be dead within a few month!)


    Lol my drinking etc is under controll now lol Even if i had bags of money i'd keep it under controll.
     
    Money cant buy happiness outright but it can buy you a lifestyle which to a certain extent can make you happy.
     
    If you were a fat small ugly bald man with a 1 inch knob then money isnt going to be the do all and end all is it lol.
     
    I have a few friends who have made money overnight, one of them started a business 3 years ago from his bedroom and is now a multi millionaire (true story)
     
    He is happy now as he knows his future is secure etc but its turned him into an extremely greedy arrogent person, the money has brought him a great lifestyle but its also bought him alot of problems that he previously wouldnt of had.
    post edited by Blue_Lagoon3000 - 2009/07/13 19:54:21
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