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I'm rich so I know it doesn't. I'm poor so I think it does.
Debate Score:12
Arguments:12
Total Votes:13
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 I'm rich so I know it doesn't. (7)
 
 I'm poor so I think it does. (5)

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Do you believe money buys happiness?

I'm rich so I know it doesn't.

Side Score: 7
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I'm poor so I think it does.

Side Score: 5
1 point

Money can't buy you happiness. A lot of things in the life is temporary and over time you'll be wanting more and more money for you to buy things that will try to satisfy you but in the end those things won't satisfy you because it's only temporary.

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.
1 point

I've been poor and I've been rich. Rich is better. At whatever level of wealth you're at you tend to compare yourself with those who are better off than you. I suppose this annoying human trait avoids you becoming smug and arrogant.

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.
1 point

The more we earn the more we spend, and then greed sets in and we get into debt for the things we want but don't need then when the market crashes we are left with the debt.

Like the saying goes "earn $100 spend $99 = happiness" Better to have a dollar in your pocket than a bucket load of debt

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.

It can only if you use it wisely.

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.
1 point

Is any happiness permanent? It comes it goes.

Side: I'm poor so I think it does.
instig8or(3307) Disputed
1 point

How is this relevant to the actual debate topic other than having one word in common?

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.
31337(560) Disputed
1 point

You got me.

From what I've observed, people say money can't buy real happiness because the feeling is fleeting.

So, see, what I was trying to say was, yeah buying things you desire can make you happy and sure, that feeling don't last...But what happiness does last?

Life is just all ups and downs.

Side: I'm poor so I think it does.
1 point

Unhappiness is relative. Being unhappy whilst sipping a champagne cocktail,( hic) in the deluxe suite at the Negresco Hotel in Nice, Cote de Azure, is less unhappy than drinking cold tea in a hostel in Belfast.

Side: I'm rich so I know it doesn't.
1 point

your blatant statement of poor and rich influencing opinions is actually rather accurate.

except where you say know and think. if you're going to slap down an absolute, is should be (cliche) in the middle of the two. money up to varying figures of 75,000$ a year are directly correlated to happiness. as long as you have at least the money to fulfill your needs, as well as some wants and satisfaction for some societal needs on top of some relative-to those-around-you wants, happiness blossoms.

I agree with 31337 too

Side: I'm poor so I think it does.
1 point

That would be relative to the individual's definition of happiness. We would have to take in consideration of the source or wealth the amount of time one has been wealthy. Whether or not the individual is famous, and also the character of that individual.

For sake of argument ill use general happiness. Do you live check to check? Are you assuming the responsibility of managing so much wealth will out weigh the benefits of being wealthy? Is this based off of one's morality and or the temptation that leads to guilt for succumbing to that temptation.

I for one believe it does make one happier, in my opinion i feel people confuse being happy with being bored. Compare money to a cheat code its fun at first but then once you have everything the thrill is no longer present. That doesn't alleviate the 'joy' you experienced no matter how brief.

I would argue money does make an individual happier however the burdens that come with wealth is what drives one mad.

Money is power and with great power comes great responsibility.

Side: I'm poor so I think it does.
1 point

That would be relative to the individual's definition of happiness. We would have to take in consideration of the source or wealth the amount of time one has been wealthy. Whether or not the individual is famous, and also the character of that individual.

For sake of argument ill use general happiness. Do you live check to check? Are you assuming the responsibility of managing so much wealth will out weigh the benefits of being wealthy? Is this based off of one's morality and or the temptation that leads to guilt for succumbing to that temptation.

I for one believe it does make one happier, in my opinion i feel people confuse being happy with being bored. Compare money to a cheat code its fun at first but then once you have everything the thrill is no longer present. That doesn't alleviate the 'joy' you experienced no matter how brief.

I would argue money does make an individual happier however the burdens that come with wealth is what drives one mad.

Money is power and with great power comes great responsibility.

Side: I'm poor so I think it does.