Do you believe money can honestly buy happiness, and if so, why? by QuestionGuy June 1, 2022, 1:05 am Do you believe money can honestly buy happiness, and if so, why? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMebuyhappinesshonestlyMoneyQuestion and Answer See more Previous article TIL that raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are not true berries, but tomatoes, watermelons, pumpkins, and cucumbers are. Next article People who had bad grades one year, and then the next year got straight A’s. What did you do to get straight A’s, and do you have any tips to get better grades? 46 Comments Leave a Reply It can’t buy happiness but it can remove stress for sure which I’d say is a big barrier to happiness Log in to Reply It can absolutely provide a direct route to a happier life Log in to Reply I cant think of a single problem i have that money wouldnt fix Log in to Reply It can up to a certain dollar amount – would 50 million a year make you happier than 40 million a year? Probably not, you probably wouldn’t notice a change in your life style. Would 75k a year be life changing to someone earning 30k a year? Absolutely, 100%. They could ensure their basic needs are met and according to maslow’s hierarchy of needs that basically paves the way to nirvana. Log in to Reply Yep because it can secure baseline living essentials at the very least. Log in to Reply Not directly, but it can remove about 99% of stressors in life with enough of it, therefore allowing you to be happy. Log in to Reply Depends on what makes you happy. If there is something that can make you truly happy and money can buy it then yes. Log in to Reply Money can buy security and stability. That is generally where folks have time for personal relationships and endeavors where the fear of poverty, illness, debt aren’t predominant and real fears. Any point past that, money and stuff is a luxury to use for luxury things. It’s variable as a single person only needs so much, a couple with kids and dependent family members may need more. Log in to Reply I think it can be a helpful component. for reference, I’m happier in general when I can take regular time off work. I need money to do that. Log in to Reply I think you need a certain amount of money to be happy. Like at least your basic needs need to be met. It helps Log in to Reply It depends on how the money is used. If you use your money to not only buy your basic opportunities but also develop your personal competence, get therapy and work on personal fitness, it can directly position you to take all the fulfilling actions you need. Log in to Reply One less thing to worry about Log in to Reply It can remove 90% of worry and stress so yes Log in to Reply It is a lot easier to achieve happiness when your basic needs are being met. Log in to Reply Money prevents _some unhappiness_ but it absolutely does not provide happiness. Robin Williams. Anthony Bourdain. Chris Cornell. Kurt Cobain. All millionaires. Money won’t stop your wife from leaving you or your parents dying but it _will_ prevent some massive pain that most other people have to go through. Log in to Reply I don’t believe money buys happiness by itself. But it can buy living essentials and free time which can be used to pursue happiness Log in to Reply Because to me, Freedom is happiness and money buys freedom. Log in to Reply Money can’t buy happiness but it sure helps with your child’s leukemia. Log in to Reply Money can buy ease-of-mind. Bills always paid, money in the bank for emergencies, the ability to buy anything you need and have it delivered promptly, reliable vehicles… The list goes on. So essentially I don’t think money can buy happiness in any way besides temporary happiness through temporary things. Real happiness can’t be purchased for keeps. Log in to Reply Money buys choices. Good choices creates happiness. Indirectly, yes. Log in to Reply Not happiness, but more opportunities for happiness. Log in to Reply Not on its own. Happiness is a fickle thing. Money can definitely help with that, but it’s better at doing things like reducing stress and granting opportunities. It’s worse at things like achieving joy/peace/fulfilment. Log in to Reply Not happiness but peace of mind. Log in to Reply It is not the main reason for a person’s happiness, but definitely a strong pillar for the perfect mental and physical condition and it can also boost confidence, which can make people like you Log in to Reply Yes, because it can buy every type of entertainment, and it can also give you all the time in the world to enjoy those things. Log in to Reply Actually I do believe it can. Here’s my example: DONUTNo no but serious answer now, I think it can. Maybe not in some cases but hey, If you buy your essentials and maybe then some, you might be happy. edit: My serious answer. Log in to Reply I don’t believe money buys happiness, but it relieves the stress/anxiety of being able to afford basic necessities. Food, clothes and a roof over your head. Log in to Reply As someone else once said, “I’d like to have enough money to find out”. Log in to Reply You can use it to buy a dog and name it happiness, so technically money can buy you happiness Log in to Reply You ever see someone frown on a jet ski? Log in to Reply money could buy me a dog, that would make me happy. Log in to Reply People find happiness doing different things. Most of them require money. All that means: money can buy happiness. Log in to Reply It can buy things that make you happy. Log in to Reply Money can buy you objects that make you happy, but money can never buy people that make you happy. Log in to Reply easily Log in to Reply Yes. Why even ask? Money solves all problems. Log in to Reply Yes to a degree. So obviously there are depressed rich people and even giving lots of money to a person struggling with depression isn’t going to fix their mental health issues and make them happy. But giving even a few hundred dollars to a person on the edge of homelessness can certainly help their happiness. And even more that puts them on more stable footing can do a lot as well. So it depends on the person and the situation. It’s also got some diminishing returns too where after a certain point more money won’t make you happier. Log in to Reply If you have money, it allows you the freedom to pursue happiness. If you’re broke, you have to take it where you can get it. Log in to Reply i make over six figures and I can’t buy a house. I don’t even live in a HCOL area. Log in to Reply Yes , a lot of unhappy people are unhappy because they can’t afford simple things or simple needs , plus with money you buy whatever you want even people and friends sometimes So yes money is the key to happiness Log in to Reply I can buy tickets to my favorite movie, Morbius. Screw family, I’m going to see it for the morbillionth time Log in to Reply If I can stay happy whilst grieving then yeah Log in to Reply Money cannot buy happiness. But it CAN buy security, which is close. Log in to Reply It can buy a peace of mind, which is a foundation of happiness, in my opinion. Log in to Reply Maybe not true happiness, but it can buy peace of mind, and all of the things that make me happy. Give me 1 million dollars, and I’d be set for life. Yes, I know it’s not all that much, but I’d be able to pay off all my debt, my fiancée’s debt, get married and still have a good chunk of money to put into savings for retirement. Log in to Reply It can buy security, what happens after that is up to you. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.