sigdiamond2000: Show me someone who thinks money doesn't buy happiness and I'll show you someone who grew up with money.
japlemon: Money doesn't buy happiness....money buys FREEDOMWhat you DO with that freedom is what determines how happy you will be
DammitIForgotMyLogin: Money doesn't necessarily buy happiness, but it certainly allows you to rent it for a while
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Boobies bring happiness and money buys boobies, so yeah.
wildcardjack: Money doesn't buy happiness if you spend 60 hours a week at work and die of a heart attack by 40.
kvinesknows: Money can buy happiness if it could buy me some Zooey time
neversubmit: Well it can't buy love. Only grinding poverty can do that!
trippdogg: Here he is, folks - the happiest man in the world:
Marcintosh: Not only can money buy happiness, you'd be surprised just how inexpensive happiness can be.neversubmit: Well it can't buy love. Only grinding poverty can do that!I beg to differ. Money can buy love, affection and, oddly enough, fidelity.It always comes to the money part - sooner or later - no money=sooner Lotta cash=later - how much later is in direct relationship to the amount of cash.it's a schitty world - but it's all we've got.
[A]fter basic needs are met, relative rather than absolute income levels influence well-being.
Ctrl-Alt-Del: wildcardjack: Money doesn't buy happiness if you spend 60 hours a week at work and die of a heart attack by 40.That's a result of what psychologist Daniel Gilbert would call "unwise shopping" for happiness. One of my favorite quotes from him:"We know the best predictor of human happiness is human relationships and the amount of time that people spend with family and friends.We know that it's significantly more important than money and somewhat more important than health. That's what the data shows. The interesting thing is that people will sacrifice social relationships to get other things that won't make them as happy - money. That's what I mean when I say people should do "wise shopping" for happiness.Another thing we know from studies is that people tend to take more pleasure in experiences than in things. So if you have "x" amount of dollars to spend on a vacation or a good meal or movies, it will get you more happiness than a durable good or an object."
Xenomech: [A]fter basic needs are met, relative rather than absolute income levels influence well-being.This is why we should have a socio-capitalist system. Everyone should be given enough money from the gov't to have their basic needs met (food, shelter, entertainment, transportation, communication), then, whoever wants something *better* has to work. This also explains why both communism and capitalism (both in the colloquial senses) don't work and ultimately fail spectacularly.Unfortunately, the last US Senator to seriously propose such a solution was assassinated.Universal Basic Income should be a human right.
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