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    Default Re: does money make you a happier person ?

    There are too many definition of money relations to happiness.

    However I strongly believe if a person is always calculative or stingy in terms of money to their friends, colleagues or whoever, there will be no long term happiness.

    Agree?
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    give me some money, and I will let you know the answer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence View Post
    I wouldn't know, I have no money.
    You'll know when you have it.

    Because you'll be surrounded by beautiful women left, right, front and behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    define happiness?
    good question!

    perhaps another good question would be, what is money?

    money is a human-created system of value exchange.

    our modern civilization have grown to be so dependent on the system that it is now hard to imagine life without it. unless one chooses to be a hermit, money is an unescapable part of our modern life. that's a fact.

    But, it is when our craving for it becomes excessive and uncontrollable that breeds discontent and dissatisfaction. that's when the problem starts.

    if one is 'addicted' to the kind of 'happiness' that money brings, i hope you will realise how superficial that happiness is based on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    YES!!!!
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    Money doesn't make me the happiest person in the world, but it sure keeps a lot of misery and inconvieniences away and at bay.
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    Of course. If you know how to use it, and not let money control you.

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    of cos, tat is what made me a person who wanna study... bonus with good scores...

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    If what I want, I can get it for free, then money won't make me a happier person. There are many happy people in this world who were made happy by having free photography services given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinano99 View Post
    money is the root of all evil afterall...so there is surely positive n negative effects...
    tink you misunderstand.. money is not evil..love for money is.
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    And now the Singapore Pools Website is jammed.

    Confirmed liao, alot of ppl loves money
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    World is getting more and more materialistic *shake head*

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    define happiness?
    short-term bodily pleasure & readily evaporated material possession happiness or seek long term eternal blissfulness...?? but what is short-term & what is long term?? each has its own defination...
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    I view it from a different point of view. When one doesn't have money, the fantasy of having money seems appealing and the things one can do with money can make one happy. However, this remains only as a fantasy. If one sets out to pursue this money, the journey can be frustrating and painful. Then the appeal of having money may not be so appealing anymore. And if someone actually manages to get the money, the process may make this someone think twice about spending it on himself, which was the initial appeal. I don't think this would make him happy. Also, he may also want more money, which would see him enter the same laborious process and deprive him of happiness.

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    Money can only make someone happy if it falls from the sky.
    If one has to slog to earn money at the expense of personal, family and other things that matter in his life, no amount of money can make him happy. Anyway, the thought of me having not enough money is already making me depress. So I do not think money makes me happy :P
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    If I got unlimited supply of $$$....Yes, I will be happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You'll know when you have it.

    Because you'll be surrounded by beautiful women left, right, front and behind.
    My wife says I'm already surrounded by a beautiful woman...

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    Bhutan is poor but happy =)

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    another interesting article:
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    I think it's due to the modern world that we humans are hunger for more... more lobangs for photography, 1st mark I, then markII, now eager to lay ur hands on markIII and tho nv see each other face to face, but on CS forums we can still argue like he's offended you face front. Bhutan ppl dont have internet to argue...nither do they need prada or gucci to show when they go to their offices at their rice field!!!

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    The World's Happiest Countries
    A British researcher merged dozens of statistical metrics to rank nations on the elusive notion of contentment
    By Marina Kamenev

    "Feeling blue? Perhaps you live in the wrong country. A recent study from Britain's University of Leicester examined a range of statistical data to devise a ranking of the world's happiest nations. Heading up the list: Denmark, which rose to the top thanks to its wealth, natural beauty, small size, quality education, and good health care. At the bottom were Zimbabwe and Burundi. But there were a few surprises along the way, too. Asian countries scored worse than researcher Adrian White expected. Capitalism — sometimes criticized for its heartlessness — was far from a source of discontent, though the top-scoring capitalist countries also tended to have strong social services. And the U.S. ranked only 23rd, due to nagging poverty and spotty health care. Read on to learn about the world's 12 happiest countries — by the numbers, at least."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    tink you misunderstand.. money is not evil..love for money is.
    It should be Greed for money.

    But i disagree that it is the "root" of evil. It may still be other factors (sometimes not money alone)
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    Default Re: does money make you a happier person ?

    Money in itself does not buy happiness.... but the financial freedom that it provides does buy me the freedom to do things that I normally cannot afford and thus brings me to another level of enjoyment. With excess money, more charity work can also be done - bringing about a feeling of goodness.

    So, yes, it does in a certain sense.

    But greed and love for money in itself can cloud one's mind and this is what brings about misery.....

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