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Is money the only way to reach happiness, satisfaction, or sense of completion?

It seems like money is the only way to get one's wish.
Do you really need money to be happy?
What are other ways in which people reach happiness, satisfaction, or sense of completion?

Maybe that special someone gives you that sense of completion and happiness. Any other examples would be great. What do you do to enjoy life?

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  • Nov 11 2013: I guess it depends on how you define happiness, satisfaction and completion. If you define happiness as self sufficiency then living out in the woods and living off the land would work for you. if you define happiness as having a large home, filled with lots of toys then money is a requirement because you cannot trade chickens for ipads. The most recent surveys would indicate that those who chase money to buy happiness wind up not so happy. However, my dad says that having a career that you love is vital for satisfaction, happiness and a sense of completion. (not sure I agree).

    Bottom line, it is a personal thing like most. There is no correct answer. I would be perfectly happy, satisfied and complete if i could watch netflix and play games all day where as my dad requires traveling everywhere seeing everything that's out there. His idea of happiness is quite expensive mine less so but still requires money.

    Money is a vessel, an end, not a destination just like happiness, satisfaction and completion.

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