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Do you really need money to be happy ?

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  1. RedKiller

    RedKiller Junior Member

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    Do you really need money to be happy ?

    What if the whole world lives an ascetics life.

    Would the world be a better place ? Would god come down on earth ?

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  2. Ramsweb

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    People who say money is not important are just lying. Some also say that money can't buy you everything, I am not so sure about that. It can buy a lot of things these days. Love, friends, health care - everything has a price these days.
     
  3. Monrox

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    Did you know what money is? It's stored human labour, nothing else. So do you need other people to work for you in order to be happy? Work as in raise your food, make your car, build your house, extract fuel to warm your house and so on.

    I know I need that.
     
  4. boo blizzi

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    theres nothing like the feeling of having a bunch of dollar bills folded in your pockets...theres nothing like walking into the benz dealer and telling them "give me the powder blue 600amg with everything" like ur ordering a simple slice of pizza...theres nothing like dressing like a regular dude then going to the club in vip and popping cristal all night and making them bitches wonder who u are...theres nothing like sitting on the couch with ur girl then telling her "come with me real quick" and proceed to drive to the airport, get tickets for the next flight to vegas, get the penthouse suite at the skyloft, and ride around in a maybach while yall go shopping for something to wear to a cirque de soleil show later that night...man im telling u...having money is the SHIT!!!!
     
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    I consider this question rhetorical, of course money is very important.
    And if god came down on earth, I would need some money to buy him a drink :D
     
  6. Maruk

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    Rather ask yourself if you could be truly happy being broke as sh*t and having to turn every dime 10times around to make ends meet living in your dirty small apartment?
    If you can answer that question with yes, well you must be blessed or something. I don't know anyone that could live like this and be happy about it.
     
  7. madoctopus

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    Are you really asking that? Seriously!
    Happiness is a state of mind. In order to feel it you need to have something contrasting to it, which is unhappy (which in turn is not sad). You can be happy because somebody smiled at you, because you like where you are in life, because the sound of rain feeling gives you a feeling of inner peace. Money doesn't make you happy. What it does it allows you to eliminate many of the things that can make you sad or even desperate (which can be seen as an extreme form of sadness and inner struggle). More than that, it helps you feel good because you are doing better than your peers, because it has a major social aspect (if you would be the only human on Earth you wouldn't need money anyway). Finally, it is a measure of ability and a good indicator of where you are on your path towards reaching your goal.

    You see, I don't NEED money. I could actually live in the woods hunting, fishing and gathering. I could. I wouldn't feel desperate and after a while it would be easy. But that is not what I want. It is not my CHOICE. I do WANT to visit places and meet people. Travel. That is what I want in life. I am sure once I do make a lot of money I will probably buy a hot car, waste them on dumb but hot women and enjoy their expression of excitement - which in turn will probably make me feel even more confident if that is possible, I will buy a plane because flying is an old passion of mine, I will not give a rats ass how much something costs no matter where I am.

    But most importantly, money buys time. Yup! You can't get younger or go in the past to be smart when you have been stupid or do things differently, but you can buy yourself time. How is that? Well, if you have money you basically eliminated most of the things you HAD to do and now you have time to do what you WANT to do and enjoy.
     
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    Money doesn't make you happy...but it helps.;)
     
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    Without a doubt....Yes Get some and you'll see why :p
     
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    people who say money is not important are lying, everybody needs money.
    we all need to pay bills eat have clothes on our bodys, and also to go out and do things we need money, so to make it short, the more money the more we can do.
    I agree that the society has gone wrong with al the greed, but to be realist is to know that we need money and the more we have the more we can do, well i prefeer to have money then to sit with the d++k in my hand all day:)
     
  11. paincake

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    As Jordan Belfort said: "Having money doesn't bring happiness but not having money can sure as hell bring a lot of misery"
     
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    no..................... but with it you can live comfy.
     
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    Well, we all need money. But personally I don't NEED money to BE happy. Money is a drug for some and 'a nice to have' kind of thing for others. I personally prefer the latter. Its harder to be happy without money than it is with money though (IMO). For me I think I like the game and rush of making money and seeing it piling up in my account even more than actually spending it (though it depends what I'm spending it on).. some of it just makes me feel powerful, but then again its all superficial. Just like the whole world is.

    When I see some of the happy kids in Africa, when they have so little material things, also makes me realize that our view of rich and happy is very twisted in the Western world. Health is still the greater good IMO.
     
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    there are miserable rich people and happy poor people..
    but it would be nice to not have to worry about bills, be able to buy what you want, go where you want, do things for others
     
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    Money might not make me happy, but without money, i am definitely not happy
     
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    i need sex to be happy :))
     
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    Always "have" is better than "no". Happy or not, it's depends.
     
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    Check Google for 'World Happiness Survey' and you will find that it is always the poor countries like Bangla Desh who are at the top. So being content with what you have matters.
     
  20. MiniMe777

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    no money= no moving out of parents house= no women= no happy.

    :D