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$100 million Happiness
Debate Score:23
Arguments:20
Total Votes:24
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If you could choose....

Would you choose
- 100 million dollars
- Lifelong happiness (if it were possible), with minimum wage income 

$100 million

Side Score: 12
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Happiness

Side Score: 11
2 points

I personally have recently found that my level of misery is directly correlated with my wealth.

Side: $100 million
JackassTruth(83) Disputed
1 point

So the more wealth you have the more misery? Wouldn't you want to support the happiness view then?

Side: Happiness
Cartman(18192) Disputed
2 points

It is directly correlated in an inversely proportional way. ;) Sorry for the confusion.

Side: $100 million

2 generations ago, my family was in poverty.

My father, for all his faults, busted his ass to get us to the cusp of the middle class.

My own efforts towards my education and career now have my family solidly in the middle class.

I would take the money over personal happiness for the sake of my immediate family and my descendants, and invest the lions share of it to solidify our future.

Side: $100 million

Thanks for this post. A fantastic point i never thought about.

Side: $100 million
2 points

Money would not change the person that I am today, the first priority in my heart will always be my family and education. I will share that money with family and society towards people in need, and seeing their happy faces will bring happiness to myself. Spending money towards greater good and not fulfilling one's greed can mean happiness and a win win situation for all. On the other hand, education and my own knowledge, and achieving my own standpoint in life will still be irreplaceable with no matter the amount of money I have, because the joyousness of success is truly profound than the source of wealth.

Side: $100 million
1 point

I've never experienced it, but I find it hard to believe that you could be completely happy while struggling to put food on the table. I feel that the stress of trying to make ends meet would override the happiness. However, it is possible to live happily with money, (and very likely) so I'll take my chances there.

Side: $100 million
1 point

although you could always lose the million dollars. and then you'd have neither the money nor the happiness.

besides, a minimum income is usually quite sufficient. the more you have the more you want.

Side: Happiness

I personally have recently found that my level of wealth is not correlated with my level of happiness.

Side: Happiness

I would have a filthy-rich smoking-hot girlfriend that would bring me happiness :D

Side: Happiness
Atrag(5448) Disputed
1 point

I would be convinced if the notes weren't only £5. :P

Side: $100 million
1 point

I wouldn't choose money because money is the root of all evil. I would rather choose happiness because money can't buy happiness.

Side: Happiness

Click the link in my post if haven't done so already... come on, you know you want to :)

Side: Happiness
1 point

I didn't need to click it. I have hover zoom on Chrome so the image popped up when I hovered over your link.

Side: Happiness

I don't see a link. But then again, I'm not wearing my reading glasses ;)

Side: Happiness
Paradox44(736) Disputed
1 point

money is the root of all evil

The LOVE of money is the root of all evil according to scripture.

money can't buy happiness.

If I buy a dog named "Happiness" did money buy happiness?

Side: $100 million
1 point

i'd rather have lifelong happiness than the $100million i might lose...

Side: Happiness

$100,000,000 would bring me some level of happiness.

Side: Happiness

Money is not only a source of happiness, it is also a source of worry due to the fear of losing that money one day. One can live on the lowest dependencies but still live a happy and carefree life. It really depends on the person that you are. As the saying goes:" Money cannot buy happiness." It is genuinely true in my belief. Adversely, source of free money can change many people's instincts with greed. There are many famous sports players who had more money most people could not ever spend in their entire lives go broke in the end, but these athletes have all worked very assiduously to become the athletes that they are today. Money can indeed change people on a great scale. Are one really willing to drive a luxurious sports car if there are only room for two, and no room for other irreplaceable people in your life? Spending time and giving gratitude to people you love are a profound step in achieving true happiness. I would rather choose happiness and earn my own money with validity, my own competence, hard work and knowledge.

Side: Happiness