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Money doesn't buy happiness apparently

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by farfetchedmoney, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    According to this millionaire who is giving/gave all his money away. Luxury living is not all it is cracked up to be :confused:

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  2. gotoguy

    gotoguy Registered Member

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    Nice share. Yeh questions if money equals happiness. I think if one is broke and can't even afford a place to live and food to eat then they will be unhappy. At the same time, if someone has an average income and is miserable then becomes rich two things will happen. First they will get destracted from their misery by buying all kinda of expensive crap they don't need and their new lavish lifestyle. After a year or two of this another thing will happen. They will start feeling the same miserable feeling they always felt. Now that they're rich though they can abuse all kinds of addictions for coping, like drugs, prostitutes, gambling or whatever.

    Also there is one thing that's barely discussed. If one has average income and is miserable they can hope that one day they'll get rich and it will solve all their problems. That hope can keep them living even if they never do get rich. BUT... if they do get rich and realize that they are still miserable that's when it really sucks b/c the one thing they thought would make them happy did NOT.
     
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  3. Cyber_Demon12

    Cyber_Demon12 Junior Member

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    How can money make you unhappy? With money, you can go to expensive restaurants, buy nice cars, a nice house, your own nascar, your own football team, your own everything... Hell if you can't seem to get a girl you can buy a prostitute to live with you forever or pay someone to marry you (wouldn't have to do this.. cuz girls like guys who have a big wallet so they can do nothing but shopping lol)

    So I don't get why it doesn't make him happy.. To be honest, idk why you would spend 1 mill on a house and over 300k on some stupid gliders.. Would of been smarter to buy a jet and jump out of it with a parachute..

    But just wait for a few years, and he will be regretting the thought of him getting rid of everything he had ever wanted or needed and all that shat..
     
  4. CallItLikeIseeIt

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    it can't BUY happiness but it sure can RENT it
     
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  5. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    Money can't buy happiness but it sure as hell buys everything else..
     
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  6. Cyber_Demon12

    Cyber_Demon12 Junior Member

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    Which can make you happy...

    Wouldn't you be happy every day if you paid for a huge party and everyone was invited? I mean cmon... Really... If you can buy everything, all that crap can "buy" you happiness..

    A $200 wii and $200 xbox 360 will buy me happiness for a long ass time... (well that is if you buy games lol) So you're saying youc an't buy happiness? You're wrong.
     
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  7. luckyss88

    luckyss88 Newbie

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    i'll quote Affleck in the Boiler Room for this one. "They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fucking smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby." :):D
     
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  8. malkut81

    malkut81 Newbie

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    Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys the nice car to go looking for it.
     
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  9. voidale

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    he will be more unhappy when he's broke ;)
     
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  10. supamanjon

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    It's not money that makes you happy it's what you can buy with it and what you do with it.....Everyone likes to enjoy to do things....but sometimes a lot of these things cost money...movies...parties...eating.....if i had enough money to do these everyday i'd be happy :)
     
  11. Fireboltgirl

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    At the risk of sounding cynical....why does he feel the need to tell everyone he is giving it all away? The way the article read it sounded more like PR.

    In any case, *money* is the innocent victim of slander here. If I were money, I wouldn't want to be with someone who trashed my reputation and unfairly blamed me for troubles which were his own damn fault.

    Poor me. Look at what money has done to me....I have a spa in my luxury villa next to a lake with a view of the Alps...waaah! Mommy, the mean $$$ did it!
     
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  12. orangeblossoms

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    Money doesn't change who you are... you still end up doing the things you've always done, just MORE of it.

    If you were unhappy and insecure to begin with, more money will make you temporarily happy but you end up going back to your original baseline after the excitement's over (like in the case of lottery winners).

    But if you were happy and generally content to begin with (even with average income), you'd still be happy and content just with more money.

    His quote..."Money is counterproductive ? it prevents happiness to come." WTF that's one of the most retarded things I've heard. Money doesn't prevent anything, it's just an exchange of value between people. It's all in his stupid head, and how he chose to spend it.
     
  13. 2Cent

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    He will be wishing that he had some of that cash when he is still working at 80.
     
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    fuckin idiot. move the money into a bank account and live on your hillside. if you want the money you've still got it
     
  15. CSalt2

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    Yea because idiots buy houses for £1.4 million right?
     
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  16. helgeschneider

    helgeschneider Registered Member

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    Beeing poor is definitely harder than being rich. Money gives you freedom, you can wake up without many problems. Money also gives power and you can use it to make a change
     
  17. howdoyou

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    Money DOES buy happiness! haVE YOU ever seen anyone frown on a wave-runner?!?!
     
  18. CSalt2

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    are you kidding me?

    he gave up all his wealth to charities to help out poor people and this is part of the reptoid conspiracy too?



    man some of you people need real help, look out there's a ninja above your head

    I'm betting you actually looked
    :rain:
     
  19. dayomoto

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    he shud just give some to charity and keep some of his money and try living a normal life and see if that solves his problem...fuck giving away all his money considering he came from a poor family also...i hope he doesnt live to regret it.....

    Money certainly cant buy happiness but it can defineately be a big assets to being happy
     
  20. neewfox

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    Without money, you can't help anyone.

    and helping is happiness (proven)