Can you buy happiness with money ? Is it true !


If you go to restaurants to have food with your family or friends and you enjoy,laugh and be happy.

You bought happiness with money ?

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You are happy for a while but when u go back home nothing essentially changes You have kids who go to school. Your husband who needs to go to work. Your in-laws who say mean things to you. The cold n cough doesn’t go. The pain in knees doesn’t go. The anger on your nose doesn’t go. The bills you have to pay doesn’t get paid. The irritating boss is still the same. So everything is the way it was and all the problems in life still lie there. So what was it that u did in restaurant.

You tried to pause time and space to seek out the happiness you deserve ?

– Was it happiness ?
– Was it fake ?
– Was it delusion ?
– Was it self appreciation ?
– Was it a escape point ?
– Does it have secret for a greater good ?

What is the objective of being happy by spending a lot of your money when there is no change in your life ! Or is there some that is not visible to the naked eye ?

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42 thoughts on “Can you buy happiness with money ? Is it true !

  1. Money itself cannot really buy happiness. But a person buy things that brings happiness. For example, one can afford expensive medicine bills to keep their loved ones from dying from a curable but expensive diseases like Cancer!. Of course money itself cannot buy you true love and people can very well be happy being poor. But the point here is monetary affluence opens up more doors leading to happiness. πŸ™‚
    I would say 50% yes and no!

    Other way around, It seems that the more money a person has the more unhappy they are. Take celebrities for instance, they have everything the “heart” can wish for, but many of them have torn-families, scandalous lifestyles and are blatantly unhappy.

    Personally, I would stand against or neutral. There is a saying in tamil (even elixir turns poisonous when taken in excess). Keep anything in limited possible way! Happiness is not something you can just go by somewhere, it’s something you have to truly feel. Whether it be having materialist possessions or not. And if you’re the type of person that needs material items to make you happy, you may want to reconsider the type of person you are.

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    • Very Well expressed but still some refining is required

      Because you do not say if money can buy happiness

      The idea of going out and spending lumsum money doesn’t make it clear unless they have clear understanding why they do it. There are certain people I have seen who get ready so much, go out eat and enjoy and when they come back home they say swear words to their spouse or children. I do not understand what’s happening !!!

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      • You missed out my first sentence? The definition of happy is β€œfeeling or showing pleasure or contentment” and the definition of happiness is β€˜the state of being happy”. That goes to say that being happy is a short term effect whereas happiness is a long term effect. Therefore money can make you happy but it can not buy you happiness.!

        I think this answer helps πŸ™‚

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      • Nice πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
        Good going there
        I keep pondering every now and then.
        Everytime there is a different answer though the core of it always means the same.

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      • Oh I have already and I am at peace with it.

        I meant when I look from different perspectives of the people around me and try to see what they do for happiness or what it means for them, I find interesting revelations πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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      • I give my best.

        But each one has their own way of seeking happiness and measuring it. If I try to do some good for someone they tend to see it has over imposing or something.

        I try to be as natural human as I can be. Let’s see where this goes.

        Thanks for your tip !

        This post is nothing related to me.
        I am content πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Bro, A meal in restaurant saves the time and hassle of the preparation of food and also saves the time in cleaning up the mess.. πŸ˜‰
    A break in routine is the cause of happiness rather than the money spent.. They buy the time with their money and take a breather break.. πŸ˜‰

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  3. I don’t think you can buy happiness. One can buy momentary pleasure, but not happiness. I think money tends to bring people down, more than they lift them up, because money, whether or not you have a lot of it, comes with a lot of stress, and worrying about money, makes people lose focus on what really makes them happy.
    I’d recommend you to check out Alan Watts, he was a brilliant philosopher.

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    • Sometimes the quotes don’t speak clearly what they mean, it is on the reader how they take it !

      What is your thought on it, do you believe it is comfortable to cry in Mercedes ?

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    • (*Bro eat from the vendors, you don’t have to pay tax :D)

      Well it’s not about me, it’s about a whole lot of people thinking that happiness lies in spending money outside. It is a sufficient condition but not a necessary condition !

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  4. Whoop, I did my Master’s Thesis on the effect of income on happiness! πŸ˜‰ Although slightly different from what you pose here, of course, since I found that an increase of income leads to an increase of happiness until a certain point, where a dollar extra an hour won’t make a difference any more. And you speak of money in general, so it’s not exactly the same, but still. You had me whooping with delight given the topic of your post πŸ™‚

    Point is: money makes people happy because, indeed, we get to buy things with it we want to have (or experience, if you think in terms of services offered). However, health is much more important to our feelings of happiness than money! (So funny you should mention painful knees etc., ;))

    Happiness is relative, I think. So in order to experience it one must find out what it is exactly that makes them happy, as well as invest into it, be it money, time, attention. To me, money is a necessity, but true happiness lies in things you experience, do (for others), and just enjoying your life.

    Great post, Bhanu! As usual πŸ˜‰

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  5. I often sometimes have the same thoughts. I cut of from the world and think about what we are doing. What is the point.
    We are arrogant people. We have lost the real meaning. We think spending money in a fancy hotel and eating and showing of too a bit – is what is meant to be alive but its not. We are in pursuit of happiness when happiness isn’t a place, it is the moments that pass us by.
    The moments that we let pass us by in arrogance.

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  6. this post does make an interesting point… we all are familiar withthe saying, money cannot buy happiness… but this example does show u can… money can set things up so that u can be in a situation where u can be happy for that moment… but maybe what it shows is that money is not the only way to happiness… it is one way. and haven’t we ever felt happy for no reason at all? i have, so maybe it shows that happiness, or the propensity to being happy is all inside us, it just needs something to bring it out.

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    • Yeah there are multiple perceptions and each one has their thoughts. I wanted to see what the world has to say on it.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts in details.

      Happiness is indeed inside of us, we need to realize it and invoke it. But the idea of get it out from money and believing that only money can buy happiness is a deception to self.

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  7. The happiness gained out of visiting the restaurant with your family was due to the presence of your family members. Would you return as happy had you gone alone to the restaurant? I guess the answer is obvious.

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