To what extent do you think money can buy you happiness?
I’m not going to be one of those people that says money doesn’t matter, because money DOES matter – to a point – but it’s definitely not everything. I see too many people who use money to try and keep up with the Joneses, and that leaves them disatisfied and anxious. I think it’s more important to be happy with what you have and to want what you have than to try and accumulate more and more stuff under the premise that if you get it, it will make you happy.
Happiness is an attitude; it comes from within, it’s a choice you make. I choose to be happy. Sure, I’m not happy all day, every day, but the majority of the time I choose to lay aside those small things that could ruin my day if I let them and just be happy.
So, can money buy me happiness? No. Money can buy me things that create situations were I am doing things that bring me happiness, such as travel or food for a party with friends. Money, if used this way, creates an environment in which you have happiness because of the experience. Money itself isn’t a happiness bringer unless you’re Scrooge McDuck.