The Debate: Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Has there every been a point in your life were you were successful but not happy and vice versa?

The perception of money and happiness has been discussed, argued and debated for decades. What we desire to attain in life sometimes surpasses what ultimately makes us happy. We sometimes sacrifice our happiness for money because it is convenient and sometimes an easier decision. For the most part money rules a lot of our lives we need money for pretty much everything in life. So choosing money over happiness may seem to be the only way out.

In today’s money hungry society there is an overwhelming number of people who work the ranks of power, chase money at all costs, or forget the true meaning of happiness. This is common because we live in a society where money is supposed to give us “happiness”. Needless to say we know that’s not the case especially when we see professional athletes, actors and celebrities who have millions of dollars take their own life because they aren’t happy.

Now money does matter we need it to survive but if we get consumed with money and the chase of money it can be toxic for our life. Just this past week I heard a great quote from a mentor of who said “Money will buy you many things, but the happiness from it is only limited”. These words were profound to me because sometimes we all can get consumed with money. The stress of life can cause anyone to lose the true meaning of happiness because of bills, family obligations and life expenses.

Now this brings up the question which is more important to you money or happiness? Before you answer ask yourself what is your ultimate goal in life? Is your aim in life to become a billionaire and have to get tax write-offs and an accountant on payroll? Or are you following your dreams and passions that truly make you happy instead of going after money? There’s nothing wrong with, either, just different approaches and priorities.

What are your thoughts? Comment below and if you enjoyed this article please share!

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4 Responses to The Debate: Can Money Buy You Happiness?

  1. Money makes available alternative choices, but it does not change our ability to make wrong choices.

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  2. jfwknifton says:

    Genuine happiness doesn’t necessarily depend on money, but money can ease the difficulties of life if you spend it wisely.

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  3. Money can never buy my happiness. Happiness should be a normal thing to our lives in any condition, and as we imbibe joy, all other things would just come naturally, including money.

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  4. I would say no; however, it’s always good if you don’t have to worry about it. I mean, I would be happy with a house and a job; you know safety and feeling fulfilled. Best regards!

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