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Yes, money buys happiness No, money can't buy happiness
Debate Score:53
Arguments:31
Total Votes:60
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 Yes, money buys happiness (9)
 
 No, money can't buy happiness (22)

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Money = Happiness?

So the age old question, does money buy happiness? If yes, then why, if not then why?

Yes, money buys happiness

Side Score: 13
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No, money can't buy happiness

Side Score: 40
2 points

Me and my family would be a lot better off with more money. My parents wouldn't have to work 2 jobs, they would have less stress and be able to relax a bit. I would be able more willing to spend money without thinking about saving all the time and in general it would take a lot of stress away from us all. We could go out more often and do more family things instead of being at work or resting at home after long days of work.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
lawnman(1104) Disputed
3 points

Hey,

You do realize that money is the root cause of your sorrows?

I'll post additional support if required.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
Kinda(1638) Disputed
2 points

I wouldn't say it's the root cause of my sorrows, but it does play a part. I'm just saying I would be happier with more money.

Tbh I would prefer a world without money, but it's just hard to see that happen. But yes it would be nice to see what you've got to say...

4 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
Zech(7) Disputed
2 points

Good night!!! How old are you? The more you save the more you will have, think logically! Plus interest will add to that over the years, the problem with people who want more is this: NO PATIENCE! It will come to you if you perform your job with the right attitude and spend wisely. Past spending habits are what got you into this mess, if you would have spent wisely your whole life then you wouldn't have to worry about two jobs, you wouldn't have to spend less time with your family cuz your tired or cuz your busy with work.

And money is not the root of your problems, its greed! Your not the only one with this problem so please don't think I'm fussing at you. Most Americans are greedy. Here is something to look at, 3rd world countries are happy and they don't have sweet cars, cool video games, big boats, nice houses, food! But they have each other! To them thats all that matters, why we cant think that way is beyond me!

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

Yes it can.

It's just that it's a temporary happiness that can be taken away.

There are some things in life that bring you happiness that can't be taken away that lasts a lot longer.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
2 points

Money is happiness. It may not be total happiness, but it's a big part of it. Money can get you health (the proper doctors, treatments, etc.), it can get you educated, it buys luxury, traveling, etc. Sometimes, it even buys love.

3 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
zombee(1023) Disputed
1 point

Do you mean that money can motivate people to act as though they love someone, or do you mean money can actually instill genuine feelings of affection and attraction?

3 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
1 point

"Money can't build happiness, the purchase made". People we have to be REALISTIC, we all prefer to be on a huge mansion rather that on the streets dying oh hunger. Money is a need nowadays, and so is happiness, but happiness is more accessible for people with money, because of the needs. Most of us prefer to be unhappy and rich, and we can also be happy there is no point to have money and be selfish and sad. Money makes things easier, nicer, on HD.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
1 point

Money does not buy happiness? Okay then, stop buying the things that actually make you happy.

If money does not buy you happiness then why do heaps of children ask their parents to buy them this or that and then when they have it, its like there the happiest person on the planet? And do not act like you have not done that because I'm pretty sure that you have done it at least ONE time in your life. I know i have and if my mum said no and would go all sad.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
1 point

Guys, just like it does not exist something entirely white or entirely black, the point here is not a bipolar ism of billions of dollars or euros on one side, and on the other side the sickest poorness of all time. Money does not buy happiness, but it is also true that nowadays if you haven't got money enough to eat then you get automatically socially and then physically killed. So we all can say "Noo, money does not buy happiness" since we all have a computer to spend our time with, we have a house to warmly sleep in, etc. You would change your mind if you were house-less. Trust me. Nevertheless, I do also think that a life like Henry David Thoreau's one, would not be so bad: the problem is that if today you go living through the forests, after 5 minutes you get picked up by the police and brought to the jail.

305 days ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
1 point

Traveling makes me happy >>> traveling costs money = money makes me happy :D

305 days ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness

Money cannot buy happiness. Money can only buy distractions. Once the distractions are over with, your problems are still there. It is true that you can make some problems go away with money but there are other problems that just wont go away, no matter how much money you throw at it.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

exactly right. you are not stupid after all.

all people who think that money is everything just destroy their own happiness they reach out of money. and whats more some crazies also kill others happiness fr money. if you see such guys , kick them in my name.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness

The before time!

305 days ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness

I'm a product of the site ;)

304 days ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

A certain amount of money can bring a person security. They don't have to worry about losing their house, feeding their family, or having to work too much. They can buy some luxuries, take some vacation time without running out of funds, and if they get sick they don't have to fear bankruptcy. For plenty of people, that might be enough, but financial security doesn't necessarily equal happiness.

Results are mixed, but some surveys show that things like education and physical health are often a bigger factor in personal satisfaction. It may that because after awhile, a person adapts to even inflated incomes, and once again, it is not enough for them. And oftentimes, more money means more work, so a bigger bank account can come with its own set of problems, too.

So for a person that is satisfied with all the other aspects of their life, money may be the final piece of puzzle. But I picked no because first, for me and a lot of people I know, there are still a lot of other things to figure out first; secondly, my very affluent friends seem unhappy just as often as everyone else.

“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.”

-Thomas Jefferson

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness

Money can help you buy the things that make you happy but true happiness cannot be found in the almighty dollar. It's nice to be surrounded by wonderful things but I'd rather be surrounded by happiness and love.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
oligrunewald(4) Disputed
1 point

Come on! We all want to be happy, but it is practically impossible nowadays without money. Without money you have no good education, kids are forced to go to work at an earlier age, that happiness they have one day is going to end because of NEEDS they wont be able to afford without money. And yes, having a payed education, a warm house and most important of all, being able to be healthy, is happiness.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, money buys happiness
jna2020(1) Disputed
1 point

I completely disagree. You're horribly mistaken. Payed education, warm house, and being healthy isn't everything in life. Have you ever thought about the fact that without true relationships and love, you would be miserable and lonely, only bathing in a tub full of money?

1 year ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

Money is a contributing factor to happiness. However, it is only on factor. Some common factors may be love, family, health, power, sex and accomplishment. However, factors towards happiness varies from person to person.

4 years ago | Side: It is a contributing factor
2 points

Money can build you a bridge to happiness, but swimming across the river works just as well. And you still have to put effort into it.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

People are fooled into thinking money can buy happiness, because they're fooled into thinking that material possessions can bring happiness.

The only part of this statement that is remotely true is that financial security (by which I mean the ability to provide yourself and your family with basic needs) makes realizing happiness infinitely easier. It is difficult to be happy when you are wondering where your next meal will come from. But this is not to say that achieving financial security (via money) will bring happiness.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

No way! If we took a pole asking people who live on the streets if they are happy, a lot would say yes. I was watching MSNBC the other day (i think it was MSNBC) and they went under ground in Vegas in these tunnels and there were people actually living down there. They were as happy as I am, and I'm not made of money either. People are happy or sad by the circumstances that they are in, not the riches they have. If they are then they are caught up in the wrong things, life isn't about having the most money, its about being surrounded by people who love you and care for you. Your money is paper and is easily burnt, why would you want to rely on something that can be taken away very easily, however the love of family and friends lasts for a lifetime!

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

Exactly right. Money cannot buy happiness. Money can only buy distractions. Once the distractions are over with, your problems are still there. It is true that you can make some problems go away with money but there are other problems that just wont go away, no matter how much money you throw at it.

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3 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

It is difficult to be happy when you are wondering where your next meal will come from. But this is not to say that achieving financial security (via money) will bring happiness.

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3 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
2 points

Nope but it sure as heck can buy some happy moments. I would think that some people visions of happiness are different which makes it hard to answer one way or the other.

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3 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
1 point

money is the well known formula to calculate your happiness. But no, it is always wrong. If fact, if riches only lead to happiness, what about the others who are not rich in money, but yet happy. IT is right to say that happiness requires a little treasure and a lot of riches. This riches doesn't necessarily be money alone; This can be relations or friends. etc...

Tell Me friends , will you be happy if you have all the money in swiss bank and yet have no one to care and share?

4 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
1 point

No.Most people think that money is the most important factor of happiness. Even my friends think either. But, I think money is not all of the happiness. It could be the part of it, but another thing that is more important can be the happiness. For example, the friendship could be more important to other people. Maybe others think family or health could be the best. When you only have a lot of money, you couldn't be happy without being healthy. You could be lonely if you doesn't have many friends. Even who doesn't have enough money is happy. I saw a graph that shows Costa Rica was ranked as the "happiest" country in the world and U.S. was 114th.Costa Rica is a far poorer than the United States.

2 years ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness
1 point

Money of course can buy momentary pleasure, but money isn't guaranteed to last, so it does not buy long term happiness. Even if you have it for a long time, it will get old.

305 days ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness

It can't buy a literal feeling, it can bring happiness with it indirectly though.

303 days ago | Side: No, money can't buy happiness


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