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Education Does Money Make You Happy?

Discussion in 'General' started by ComputerKing, 21 Aug 2008.

  1. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    If I say yes are you

    A: going to get me to sign up to some sort of pyramid scheme?

    or B: (which is my favourite option by the way)

    B: going to send me load of money so that I'm really happy?
     
  2. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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  3. Mo_

    Mo_ Did this world come by chance?

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    "money makes things happen"
     
  4. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    It's not everything,nice to have some spare to throw about though.Never been in debt,never will,house paid for,car gets me where i want to go.
     
  5. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    You paid for your house in cash? Or just inherited it?

    Being in debt is very similar as having money in the wallet, as both debt & cash have the ability to make people happy or possibly make them sad. Both debt & cash have the ability to make people poor, or make them rich.

    It's not wether you have cash or if you have debt, it's how you use debt & cash that decides wether it contributes to your happiness, prosperity, well being, etc, or if it causes misery.
    Saying "never going to be in debt" is NOT a good thing :wallbash: Debt is just another potentionally powerfull thing, that can be used for good when people know some the simple facts on how to use it, or bad for those that don't have a clue.
     
  6. quietguy

    quietguy D'orc

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    It doesn't make me sad......
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Money alone won't make you happy, but without it you will never be happy.
     
  8. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Self sustained on a farm with your family? I'd be pretty happy never seeing money again. ( that is if it were after some kinda of apocolypse as i couldnt really live without some of lifes pleasures.. haha)
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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  10. malccy72

    malccy72 Member

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    I'd certainly like to see if having ots of money would make me happy!

    Think that having a bit of spare money in your pocket does give you freedom.
     
  11. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    It doesn't make you happy, but if you have lots it's one less thing to make you unhappy.
     
  12. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    Being overdrawn makes me sad, but just having money dosn't make me happy, spending it on things I want however... REPEAT CIRCLE ENDLESSLY
     
  13. JesterQ

    JesterQ New Member

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    Money doesn't make you happy. It just makes life easier, to a degree.

    I alwatys think of the James Herrit story about this, one family had money - and the father was misserable becasue of hen pecked wife and child. One family poor farmer the daughter bikes to the shop to 'treat' her father to a bottle of beer.

    I know which i'd rather be ...
     
  14. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    What do you guys think now ? I think this :

    Money Make you live in this economic crisis...
     
  15. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    What economic crisis...?? :p
     
  16. Major

    Major Guest

    Serious?

    Money makes anyone happy, if you find a £5 on the path, you are jumping for ****ing joy, you can't believe your luck, £5!...

    Money makes anyone live an amazing life, and if somehow, you are unhappy with money, then you need your brain checking (unless something bad has happened in your life, but that's a different story all together, nought to do with money). If you do not understand the quality and stabilty of money, then again that's a different thread, but if you know how to control money, invest money, and make it rise or stable, then your life is sorted.
     
  17. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    lol@ Mankz

    To be honest there is a point there. Money is for the material stuff that you want but once you have all of that it's really not very valuable anymore. Ahving lots of money is also one less thing to worry about.

    I disagree, money doesn't equal happiness just lack of it equals unhappiness.
     
  18. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Money makes you happy because it grants you freedom to do what you want.

    The rich often can't do everything that they want to do (they have reputations to uphold and that sort of thing) so are not happy if they cannot do what they want.

    For that reason if you have no money but can still do what you want then you will be happy.
     
  19. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Yeah, that's how I feel.

    There was a study in one of my dad's GP magazines about the correlation between money and happiness. They concluded that once people were above the basic poverty line, having lots of extra money didn't make them any happier.
     
  20. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    In a similar vein of thought, the 14th Dalai Lama insists that, beyond satisfying basic needs, material posessions and personal circumstance are ineffective at bringing happiness, that we simply adjust to them - thus a paraplegic may have a higher quality (or rather, a higher experience) of life than a rich toyboy with a trophy wife. Your goals, expectations and appreciation of what you have are more crucial to happiness than what you have.

    Of course it's a slippery slope, the logical deduction being the Epicurean one - that the fastest route to happiness involves limiting your desires and expectations, which I'd struggle to call a good idea...
     

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