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Suanna Morón

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Can money really buy happiness?

Okay, so we have all heard this question before. I know that for a fact we're all told that money doesn't buy happiness. But when you actually think about it can it? With money you can buy so many things you want that could make you happy. But you can't buy the fundamentals in life. I just want people's opinions on this cause I always hear such contradicting answers.

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  • Apr 28 2013: There are a lot of reasons to be unhappy. Hunger, no place to live, poor health, unable to make ends meet, watching your loved ones suffer are a few. Money can help solve some of these problems. If all it takes in your life is to solve one problem, and money can solve the problem, then money just bought your happiness. This example shows it is possible.

    However, rarely does solving one problem make someone happy.More money without knowling how to handle it can also create more problems than it solves. You become a target for people looking to get some of your money, you might invest in things that require a continued investment, you might adopt a lifestyle you cannot sustain. These things will create misery in your life and make you unhappy. Therefore, it is possible to to have money and not be happy.

    I think happiness comes from within and has little to do with how much money you have in your bank account, so long as it is enough to meet your needs. The trick in life is to be happy with the money you have and adopt a lifestyle that is far enough below your means to enable you to be in control of your life.
    • Apr 29 2013: yes. happiness comes from within. and true, bank balance doesn't really count if you can be Content.

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