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Bought some just the other day Waiting for my share.
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Apparently, money CAN buy happiness.

Bought some just the other day

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Waiting for my share.

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You know, they told me that I'd never find happiness in the bottom of a bottle.

I always found this strange because it's obvious- when you get to the bottom of the bottle, you've already finished all the happiness.

Side: Bought some just the other day
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Yes, with money problems out of the way (BTW the #1 complaint of couples), you can achieve perceived happiness!

Side: Bought some just the other day

I thought about that and I was wondering, is virtual happiness as good as the real thing? I never go around to answering that because then I thought, are born again virgins as good as the real thing? ;)

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Better, actually- the tissue in question, if generally 'undisturbed,' will over enough time revert to its original dimensions and elasticity (assuming no serious trauma eg. childbirth, and that the individual is not significantly advanced in age.). I say better because she's got some experience for all of it.

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It cant buy happiness literally, but you can buy things that give you happiness

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I always thought that the saying should be "You Don't Need Money to find Happiness", rather asserting flat-out that it can't bring it to you. Money CAN bring joy, but if that's the only method you have of getting happiness, I feel sorry for you.

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There are plenty of things that I can buy that will give me happiness, or at least stomp out some unhappiness.

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I believe that money CAN buy happiness. For example: if there was something you desired, you would use your money to buy it, right? Having bought that thing you wanted, you would most likely be happier than not buying it at all or not being able to buy it.

Also ask yourself this. Would you be happy if you were penniless? I certainly wouldn't. The thought of being bankrupt is a terrible thought. I can't imagine how or why someone would be happy with having absolutely no money. With no money, you cannot buy even basic necessities to survive.

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Perhaps.. But money can't buy you love

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Awesome choice in links. I was expecting a youtube video of the song. Very unexpected.

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Why thank you Cartman, longtime-no.. type?

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2 points

Isn't it sad you have to ask people?

I suppose before money was invented - everyone jumped off a cliff then?

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I'm working on it!

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True happiness is contentment. Being satisfied with what you have.

In a society that necessitates consumption in order to increase profit, businesses need to convince the population that they are discontent with what they have. They need to convince them that they are unhappy.

Most marketing strategies consist of convincing the audience to buy based on superficial desires and appeals to emotion; they rarely focus on the actual need for the product or service. A soda company that sells a product using a billboard of a beautiful woman in a bikini and a slogan that says “you know you want it,” has little to do with the product itself and instead uses a clever appeal to biology to entice an audience.

Marketing has become so dishonest that it resembles a scheme. This reflects the nature of the business that uses such techniques, but in a culture that associates making money with an attitude of earnings, it is not realized for the immorality that it is. We are continuously bombarded in societies such as these with advertisements encouraging us to consume exponentially. This creates waste and directs the flow of wealth back to those who distribute it.

A lot of people may not recognize the name of Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, but he played a pivotal role in marketing and propaganda which shifted a frugal standard of life to one that necessitated over-consumption. As a result we have a society which consumes for the sake of consuming rather than as a means to an end, a lower and middle class with less disposable income and savings, a disproportionate distribution of wealth, and an excessive amount of unneeded waste.

Edward Bernays Public Manipulation
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Cartman(18192) Disputed
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You know what really sounds like someone miserable? "You aren't really happy, you have been tricked into being happy by a giant corporate conspiracy."

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Coldfire(1014) Clarified
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"You aren't really happy, you have been tricked into being happy by a giant corporate conspiracy." - Cartman

Yes, I suppose that would sound like someone miserable.

What are you getting at, if anything?

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Anyone who's happiness is based on how much money they make, doesn't really know what true happiness is. You could be homeless and still be happy. Money just gives you a false feeling of happiness. And there are plenty of rich people who are unhappy. Just look at Hollywood.

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LOL! I didn't know they had one that blinked. Can I use that as my avatar? If so, I can't figure out how to do it.

Never mind. I figured it out. It saved to downloads, instead of pictures.

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Money cannot buy happiness. Think of monks- studies show that they are the happiest people in the world, though they receive little. They live simple lives, and feel content with themselves Why, may you ask?

For one, without much, you are more grateful when you receive something. When a child receives carrots at the dinner table, many may throw a fit over eating the vegetable. But if a monk receives the veggie, they will be grateful for the freshly grown produce.

When you have much, you develop a sense of greed; you always will want more than what you have. I honestly have a lot, and sometimes may feel greed, but I try to stop myself.

Many people want to keep spending and spending, but the monks survive with little. They are happy. Rich millionaires are probably more down than happy because of greed. I'm not saying that all people have greed; just that greed is a poison most of us will experience.

I have to agree though that people do need a little money for food, shelter, and water; three of the four necessities of life.

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Ok, first of all, monks make and drink lots of beer and wine. I would not be surprised if they smoked a little weed on the side. You have to remember that these monks are also celibate (probably due to a mistranslation with should have been celebrate). ;)

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