How much money will it take to make you happy?

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  1. rick_au

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    Strange note I found in a bundle of $1 notes a friend gave me.

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  2. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Now THAT takes me back!

    When I was starting in work, it was about $300 more than I had. Then about 20 years later it became about $3,000 more than I had. Now it's about $30,000 more than I have.

    It's all relevant isn't it? LOL
     
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    No money, but goods and services is another story.
     
  4. Guest

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    "How much money will it take to make you happy?"

    When I have enough so that when I wake up every day I do what I want to do with my life, rather than what I have to do.

    Yes, there's a difference.

    Nice note btw.
     
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    Enough to pay for all I need, and for most of what I want.
     
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    Money does not make people happy. It does allow you to take care of needs to help you figure out what WILL make you happy though.
     
  7. Guest

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    Depends on your view of the world and is a subjective assumption at best.

    Money - real money - does make me happy. I actually have a deep love of money, truly.

    Just having it in my possession is a reflection of the time and effort put into gaining it, which is why I'm not half as eager as some people to liquidate it.

    But then again, money to someone like me probably doesn't have the same fundamental ideology as it would to most people.

    In as much as family photos bring people joy, so too does money for someone like me.

    It's all just a question of individual perception.

    The concept of money not making people happy is from the basis of religious paradigms and whilst I wouldn't want to start a debate that would degrade the concept of this thread quickly, it's fair to assume that the context of religious doctrine and dogma conflicts deeply with my own ideals.


    I my world, money is the source of all that is good.

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    Actually, the bible just says, "money is a root of all kinds of evil". Nothing to suggest it is the root of all evil.
    1 Timothy 6:10
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    actually the answer might be loosing it and not gaining any more
     
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    Depends on the translation

    The KJV is "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

    The NIV that you are referencing is "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."


    ..... More then one way to skin a cat big fella ;-)
     
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    Ahh, yes, money, piles of silver etc.... can make one happy just like photos or chocolate cake. But that is a momentary (even if a long moment) feeling. As you note the ''silver money" is an object that represents all your hard work and efforts generated to get it in the first place. For you this is silver (which also happens to be money)but for someone else it might be there precious investment artwork or cherished vintage motorcycle that fufills that representation. Ultimately though it is money or wealth of sorts.

    Happiness as a psychological construct has been shown to be generally unrelated to money or the amount of it one has. It is true that this is somewhat subjective but has been researched to the best of ''subjective'' means available. There is a certain point, up to which it makes a difference. However after that there is ''diminishing returns'' and new objects provide less and less satisfaction over time.

    More money results in less stress, so we feel as if things are generally okay for a longer period. However, this can result in people placing less focus on aspects of life that do contribute more directly to actual lasting hapiness levels, like relationships and fufilling needs to contribute to society and work within their personal interests and strengths.

    The concept of money not making people happy might have originated in religion, but nowadays it is psychological and other research that has reached similar conclusions.

    It is also accepted that people ''think'' that money makes them happy. The degree to which this is true depends as much on world view as on personal, family and cultural values. Unless people are given or find reason to explore their relationship to money, how these have developed and how other areas of their life relate to happiness levels as well then this is pretty normal. Certainly for some people religion may figure in the picture but these days that is less common.

    There is a lot of research, but I have just linked the recent public article below for anyone interested. One of the men Daniel Kahneman has done quite a lot of researh as have many others.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...nd-happiness/2012/01/04/gIQAZoudhP_story.html Happiness Economics - Searching for the real relationship between money and happiness.

    I have used material based on his work for quite a number of clients - Kahneman that is.
     
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    Life is a Sh!t Sandwich, the more Bread you have the less Sh!t you have to eat !!!
     
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    As long as it's enough for me to pay for all i want :D
     
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    /off topic
    Actually
    Money is an amoral and inanimate
    Actually it depends on what is being translated not how... it is a source issue not a translation issue IMHO
     
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    1Billion AUD :D will settle for 1%
     
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    Just remember, money only magnifies who you already are :)
     
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    "If you are in love with money then you are emotional (can't be in love and not emotional)

    If you are emotional then you will never be in control of it

    If you are never in control then you will never be financially wealthy"









    At least that's what I was told :D
     
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    As long as I can support myself and people I love.

    There is a book called:"How much is enough". It is very good, going through similar question throughout the whole book.
     
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    "How much money will it take to make you happy?"

    One cent more than I can spend every day :lol: :p
     

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