Susan Mazer Posted about 1 year ago Can Money Buy Happiness? I am not sure the question makes sense. Happiness is a state of being. Money is symbolically our economic security. So the question should be,perhaps, Does being financially secure make us happy? Hmm. Its all relative. For example, financial insecurity is a distraction and undermines the capacity to be present...it is scary; it causes anxiety. It is worrisome. And this does not mean that being financially secure is the opposite... Rather, maybe financial security is a zero...we are not distracted my financial insecurity. That said, we can track all recent headlines regarding richest of families being embroiled in lawsuits, domestic abuse, addiction...and misery. My thinking, therefore, is that money does not do anything. But, the lack of it does alot.