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Mohammad Mohammadipour

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Maybe more cash does make people happier. Especially salient are analyses done by University of Pennsylvania economists Daniel Sacks, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers. In their updated 2010 study, “Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth,” the three compare subjective well-being survey data from 140 countries with those countries' income and economic growth rates. The researchers find that within individual countries richer people are happier than poorer; people in richer countries are happier than people in poorer countries; and over time increased economic growth leads to increased happiness. “These results together suggest that measured subjective well-being grows hand in hand with material living standards,” they conclude..


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  • Feb 17 2013: First of all, we must to talk about resource of happiness. I think, main resource of it is inner peace and emotional calm and they derive from spirituality. If a person gets satisfactory answers to his or her questions about life and death, this provides him resource of happiness. In addition, if he has a good family and friends, they all increase the happines. Then, -regarding the main question- money is a part of happiness. With money, you can buy somethings that make you, family and friends happy, take care of your health and etc. Thus, your happines increases.
    In conclusion, only money can not buy it but it can increase, I think.
    • Feb 25 2013: 'only money can not buy it but it can increase',to some extent,it is right.but money can destory happiness too.So well-educated is the most important.If people don't know where comes the happiness yet.It is the time to push u back to study.
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      Feb 25 2013: what shall we study edulover?...!....what are your educational resources?

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