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Posted: 8/12/2011 6:25:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 9:20:08 AM EDT by DMWalking]
I know it can buy you many toys, but does that really make you happy?

Poll inbound.

Vote then bump
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:26:22 AM EDT
No, but poverty can't buy you anything.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:26:33 AM EDT
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:28:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 6:28:15 AM EDT by Possum-Sandwich]
No, but it can sure as hell rent it.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:30:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Yup.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:31:23 AM EDT
Being able to afford nice things sure would help.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:32:32 AM EDT
No, but being poor certainly doesn't help if you're depressed.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:32:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


/thread
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:32:36 AM EDT
It can give you freedom to seek out stuff that makes you happy. Cannot buy it directly though.

I can't tell you how happy I am since I started making better money and I"m free to pursue my expensive interests.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:32:52 AM EDT
I used to say it can't buy happiness but I can make a down payment.

A hippy would say you don't own your possessions they own you.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:35:12 AM EDT
No, but it can make the unhappiness a lot easier to bear!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:36:15 AM EDT
Anyone who thinks money can't buy them happiness is either retarded or has never had the opportunity to experience it.

If I didn't have money, I wouldn't be able to keep my A/C at 67° during 100°+ days. I wouldn't be able to have my German Shepherd that I love. I wouldn't be able to provide my wife with the things she needs in order to have a comfortable/enjoyable life. I wouldn't be able to buy the tools I need to enjoy my hobbies. I wouldn't be able to have any hobbies. And most importantly, I wouldn't be able to afford a membership to ARFCOM, because GD is an endless amount of entertainment and lulz.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:37:02 AM EDT
It can take away a lot of stress.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:37:58 AM EDT
Money might not be able to buy happiness but it can buy distractions making your misery easier to swallow.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:38:52 AM EDT
Not having financial worries would definitely ease depression/anxiety. Money can not buy happiness, but it sure can help to make happiness more likely.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:41:14 AM EDT
Money isnt everything.



But it sure beats the hell outa whatever's in second place .
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:42:48 AM EDT
Happiness is an internal state. You can't buy it. I've known some very rich people that would have traded wealth for happiness. Buying happiness with wealth is like taking drugs. It will give you a short time high that fades and then requires more and more to get the same feeling.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:43:23 AM EDT
I'm willing to be a "Guinea pig" and take one for the team for the cause.
send me all your monies and I will honestly report, at 6 moth intervals, if it makes me happy or not
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:44:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


2nd post
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:44:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:45:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:45:57 AM EDT
Sure, buying things can and will make you temporarily happy; anybody who says otherwise is full of shit.
Now, fulfillment, peace, bliss, etc...these are states of being to aspire to, and physical possessions or lack thereof have nothing to do with any of it.

Speed
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:47:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 6:48:44 AM EDT by CasualObserver]
No, but it can damned sure rent it for a while.


ETA: Beaten soundly.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:48:13 AM EDT
Money can buy a wave runner. Have you ever seen a sad person on a wave runner?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:49:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Money might not be able to buy happiness but it can buy distractions making your misery easier to swallow.


Good way to put it.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:49:44 AM EDT
Steve Martin said "Money doesn't make you happy, but it comes so infinitely close that you can't tell the difference."
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:00:03 AM EDT
Money doesn't buy happiness. It just improves your bargaining position.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:12:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DMWalking:
I know it can buy you many toys, but does that really make you happy?

Poll inbound.

Vote then bump

Sure, if that's your thing.

It can certainly make me happier... but a state of happiness? That's a frame of mind I must reach myself.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:20:31 AM EDT
I'll let you know when I hit the Mega Millions.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:23:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Exactly. There is nothing like having the comfort that should things go south, you have 50K sitting in your savings.

Personally I am pretty frugal but it is also very cool that every now and then you can spend $2000 on something without using a credit card. Or asking the wife.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:28:08 AM EDT
No. I'm a low-maintenance person. I require one thing to be happy - love. I love to love and I love being loved. As long as I have that, I'm GTG. Sure, it would be nice to drive a car that doesn't fall apart...
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:29:24 AM EDT
big time
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:31:00 AM EDT
No but you can rent it
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:31:31 AM EDT
Saying it doesn't is just to make people feel better for not having any.

However, you can choose to be miserable no matter how much money you have.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:31:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:31:54 AM EDT
a 1970 chevelle LS6 would make me happy

if i had money, i could buy a 1970 chevelle LS6

therefore, yes, money can buy happiness
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:34:30 AM EDT
It's all relevant.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:35:11 AM EDT
Yes.

Money lets me do everything that makes me happy.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:35:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 7:35:48 AM EDT by GarandM1]
My wife and I were discussing this just the other day. Our first apartment after we were married was in an old house that had been subdivided, rent was $175/month. We only had one car, no TV/VCR, and a dilapidated stereo system from the '70s (8-tracks, FTW!).

And we both remember being blissfully happy.

We agreed that we are much better off now and do not wish to return to those days of relative poverty. But the point is, we were happy –– even without much money.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:38:05 AM EDT
Its not the key to happiness, but yes having money certainly can be a large factor.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:39:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


This.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:41:57 AM EDT
How many hot chicks do you see out giving blowjobs to homeless guys?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:42:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
No, but poverty can't buy you anything.


+1––How happy can you be when impoverished, homeless, lacking in Medical/Dental care full of Rotten,Absessed Teeth???

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:43:01 AM EDT
"Money's not the most important thing, but its way up there."

Ben Jutte


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:45:32 AM EDT
Poor people think it can.
Rich people know better.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:47:55 AM EDT
i said yes to skew your poll, but i really think no because happiness is choice, it's a state of mind. you can't buy it, and if you don't have it, it's because you've made a conscious or unconscious decision to avoid it. if you want happiness, seek it. don't cry depression or otherwise make excuses, own up, & take your mind of the negatives then focus on the positives. your glass is half empty if you see it that way, and you can choose to see it as 1/2 full just the same as you chose to see it 1/2 empty. this is my opinion, sorry if your shrink disagrees lol
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:48:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ttushooter:
I say it will not buy you happiness but man, it can sure remove alot of worries and stress that make your attainment of happiness much easier


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:50:02 AM EDT
Whomever coined that phrase was never dirt fucking poor.

Money doesn't do anything, but having it makes life easier.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:50:54 AM EDT
Hmmm. No in a philosophical sense. But having no money worries sure would eliminate much unhappiness.

-JC
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:52:09 AM EDT
no it cannot, but it can buy a metric fuckton of fun and idiocy
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:54:03 AM EDT
Money doesn't buy happiness is just a way of making oneself feel better about not having money.

Money buys you whatever you want, but material things cannot make a unhappy person into a happy person. Money doesn't enter into that equation at all, either way.

I can say though, that lack of money = stress.
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