- Oct 15, 2020
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Bro, lions would you eat alive. Money is really clean when you compare it to brutality of the world, survival and what we had 1000s of years ago.I just want to say.. I've never seen an unhappy person on a jetski. But we must not forget the fact that money is dirty, so it is a bit scary
Spending 8 hours in those copper mines, factories and trucks certainly gives happiness with the awareness you're nothing to your boss and he's milking you.I don't have rich people in my family. Whole life work 8 hours / day, mostly physical in copper mines, factories, transportation and they are "experienced", telling me that money not gives happiness.
There has been numerous studies in this field. Empirical data has shown that once you reach the global average of $5k monthly income (I repeat global average, somewhere it's more somewhere it's less) your level of happiness wont grow if your monthly income grows. So, the short answer is yes, until a certain point. After that, it can even backfire on your if you don't control money but money start controlling you and you go in a limbo where you continuously try to compensate for lack of happiness with material goods.
Big money is a numbers game. You do it for reasons different than indifinitely stuffing your mouth and driving expensive cars.Of course, money can't buy happiness. It can be the cause of your sorrow and sandess and it can ruin your life. Search for lottery winners stories and you will hear some horrors. So, like any resource, it depends on how you use it.
However, poverty is a certain cause of sorrow and depression. So, it's not about being wealthy, it's more about avoiding poverty.
In simple words, not all people who have money are happy, but All people who don't have enough to eat, wear and have a shelter aren't happy.
I didn't ask you to rot in a hole with no money. I simply said, more money isn't always equal to more happiness. Not for everyone, happiness is equivalent to traveling around the world. For some people, it is the peace of mind which is of utmost importance. I do get your point regarding coming out of financial issues, but I did mention that after a bare minimum, you can lead a successful life just like a person with tons of money.Money isn't equal to happiness, but it can get you out of financial issues and allow you to do things such as travel the world rather than working 8-10+ hours a day just to go home, sleep, and repeat, or living paycheck to paycheck or sleeping on the streets.
Sorry if I break your idea of happy, financially broke people, but monks are religious people and they take your money to build their monastery.I love money but....
Is money equivalent to happiness???
I don't think this is true. For everyone, happiness means something else. If you love materialistic things, then money is surely for you.
What about the monks who live in mountains and preach daily? Are they not happy??
They are happier than us. It's not always about the money that gives you happiness. There's still a lot in the life.
For me, happiness is materialistic. But you can't generalize the statement saying that the quote is an excuse for people who aren't earning.
Some people have moved ahead of this thinking and earning enough to do the bare minimum and still happy.
sorry, don't agree. Why are you generalizing all the monks? Not all monks are the way you have described. Probably, you have dealt with some monks of this type, but I don't agree with what you've said above.Sorry if I break your idea of happy, financially broke people, but monks are religious people and they take your money to build their monastery.
Monks are living much better than a lot of people in the hoods and ghettos - these are trully poor people. Monks are just pretending. They're religious liars.
Oh, they also don't pay freaking taxes. Their lives must be so hard.
Do you know how easy it is to sit all day, live off society merciful donations and do nothing pretending you're doing the hardest thing in the world? Super easy.
And no freaking kids to take care of. Silence 90% of the time. No need to work too much.
They have their own set of beleifs they stuffed their heads for years and are legal outcasts who don't respect any rule of society.
Beggars who have respect. But why question that? They're so innocent in those orange suits.
Because this is the definition of a monk?sorry, don't agree. Why are you generalizing all the monks? Not all monks are the way you have described. Probably, you have dealt with some monks of this type, but I don't agree with what you've said above.
Also, a monk was just an example of leading a happy and healthy life without getting into too many intricacies of money and fame.
There are several other people who live a happy life without having a shit ton of money.
The point being made above is whether a load of money can buy you happiness or not.