Money does equal happiness

#1 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74028 posts) -

At least according to this poll. Which doesn't really surprise me to be honest. More people are happy when they are richer, because they have less things to worry about.

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#2 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (9072 posts) -

You seem to have a thing for making lots and lots of threads.

#3 Posted by jasean79 (2375 posts) -

They really needed to conduct a poll to figure this out?!

What's next, 'People breathe easier when oxygen is in the air'?

#4 Posted by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (382 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p: Well I like to see you make a topic, go ahead make one, I'll be glad to click on it. The_Last_Ride brings in some good topics from time to time and better then AmazonAngry.

#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (9072 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@speedfreak48t5p: Well I like to see you make a topic, go ahead make one, I'll be glad to click on it. The_Last_Ride brings in some good topics from time to time and better then AmazonAngry.

Meh, don't really care for creating topics. I'm just the guy who trolls in them. :P

#6 Edited by GreySeal9 (24949 posts) -

Money doesn't equal happiness, but it sure as hell contributes to it. Those people who claim money was no bearing on happiness are not living in the real world.

#7 Posted by GreySeal9 (24949 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@speedfreak48t5p: Well I like to see you make a topic, go ahead make one, I'll be glad to click on it. The_Last_Ride brings in some good topics from time to time and better then AmazonAngry.

His topics are not bad (except for that Steam topic), but a little moderation would be nice.

#8 Posted by airshocker (30726 posts) -

I feel much more secure knowing my finances are in good shape. So I would tend to agree with the OP.

#9 Edited by TAMKFan (32860 posts) -

Yeah, if I was to become a millionaire, I do see myself generally being happier than I am now. But with that said, I wouldn't be happy all the time, just more often.

#10 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74028 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

They really needed to conduct a poll to figure this out?!

What's next, 'People breathe easier when oxygen is in the air'?

Well they poll a lot of stuff, and the result isn't that surprising

#11 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

People with money are not always truly happy though.

#12 Posted by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

I have found that my happiness does correlate somewhat with my income and bank account status.

#13 Edited by Master_Live (15412 posts) -

Of course it does.

#14 Edited by always_explicit (3042 posts) -

With some more money in the bank I can indulge, indulgence which improves my mood temporarily. The secret to happiness is working out what makes you happy and pursuing it until it is achieved.

Whilst having money scratches that little itch that tells you "you need that". Its certainly no solution to long term happiness.

#15 Posted by helwa1988 (2114 posts) -

I think money can bring happiness but for many it doesn't. My sister in the past 3 years has made quite a lot of money she is on her way to becoming a millionaire. However she has also developed depression and has quite a bit of anxiety attacks in the same time period.

She was much happier prior to her obtaining her wealth.

#16 Posted by marinko123 (415 posts) -

Money should equal more happiness... if you don't have to make huge sacrifices to earn (more of) it.

#17 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17025 posts) -

Having money to spare makes me less worrisome about the bills. That gives me more time to devote on classes and leisure stuff such as gaming.I get to take leisure trips abroad every now and then. I get to see what it's like abroad and makes me appreciate more what I have at home.

#18 Posted by GazaAli (23524 posts) -

Money contributes to happiness that is a no brainer but it does not equal happiness. And even my opening statement that money contributes to happiness is a matter of relativity and is a little bit more intricate than a directly proportional relationship between the two. What I'm trying to say here is that its not the case that the more money you have the more it contributes to happiness. It doesn't go this way, at least from where I'm standing. Money's ability to contribute to one's happiness depreciates exponentially as the volume of one's affluence exceeds his means of subsistence and overall maintenance of his life. Bear in mind that the term "means of subsistence" is itself relative to the standards of living surrounding the individual. In fact I might argue that money's effect on happiness past one's means of subsistence starts to go in the opposite direction. It ceases to be conducive to happiness and an overall advantageous and desirable mode of existence. Instead, it starts to be conducive to indolence, intemperance, avarice, greed, anxiety, meanness, wickedness, loss of virtue and emotional, intellectual and spiritual disabilities. An abundance in material means enslaves its possessor, condemning him to a life of perpetual restlessness and stunted higher faculties.

#19 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10321 posts) -

money doesn't equal happiness but lack of it definitely equals misery.

#20 Posted by Aljosa23 (25685 posts) -

Well, duh. Money makes the world go round, friends.

#21 Posted by bforrester420 (1911 posts) -

Money removes many of life's stresses

#22 Posted by Boddicker (2984 posts) -

If money could buy you good health and extend your lifespan to say 150 years I would agree with this.

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74028 posts) -

@VaguelyTagged: indeed, but it does help to having money knowing you can afford food, shelter, etc

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@speedfreak48t5p: Well I like to see you make a topic, go ahead make one, I'll be glad to click on it. The_Last_Ride brings in some good topics from time to time and better then AmazonAngry.

i don't see the problem here, i make to many topics? Why do people post in them?

#24 Posted by Dogswithguns (10881 posts) -

I'm happier having less money..

#25 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29671 posts) -

Yeah it's pretty much a given that money is a big contributor to happiness but not the only contributor...

#26 Posted by foxhound_fox (90316 posts) -

As someone who has been living cheque-to-cheque for the past few years, I can tell you I would be much happier if I had a nicely padded savings account and could afford more luxuries.

#27 Posted by playmynutz (6274 posts) -

I feel so happy when I have infinite money on civ V

#28 Posted by MirkoS77 (8029 posts) -

Sure money is happiness, but only up to a point. Once you get to a certain level, all else is just superfluous.

#29 Posted by iwasgood2u (826 posts) -

Money wont be an issue in the future because we will have cyborgs working for us such as farming, repairing, cooking, shop for groceries, turning everything into a public service. That time will come in the far future enough to live comfortably as the jetson. We got smartphone and one day smartbots. Its coming as we all know it.

#30 Posted by one_plum (6362 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

Sure money is happiness, but only up to a point. Once you get to a certain level, all else is just superfluous.

This.

#31 Edited by -Blasphemy- (3223 posts) -

@junglist101 said:

I have found that my happiness does correlate somewhat with my income and bank account status.

this^ but there are some things i want right now that money just cant buy. a girl who loves me for me. i am much happier though being able to do what i want to do because i have the money to do it now.

#32 Posted by gamerguru100 (10921 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@speedfreak48t5p: Well I like to see you make a topic, go ahead make one, I'll be glad to click on it. The_Last_Ride brings in some good topics from time to time and better then AmazonAngry.

Not to mention if we can get many threads that are at least half decent, traffic will pick up a little. On topic, I also believe money equals happiness. If I won four or five million dollars, I would be pretty damn happy considering that would set me for life so long as I lived within my means and didn't blow it on stupid bullshit.