Money does not buy happiness, but the lack of money almost completely prevents happiness
@CKMe, money may not buy happiness, but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bike.
@CKMe, money buys you free time, and that is where you find happiness.
@Needless Contrarian, you can afford a bike?
@red5standingby, who said anything about buying a bike?
@CKMe, I've never seen someone frowning on a jetski.
@Needless Contrarian, as much as I’d hate to be “that” guy, putting a bit of money right now on Shiba Inu $SHIB, might make you incredibly wealthy in a couple years. You can buy all the Porsche’s you want.
@CKMe, can confirm. Got a significant pay increase at the beginning of the year because of a new job. Paid off all my debts and no longer live pay check to paycheck. Wouldn’t say I’m any happier, I just don’t have the depression that comes from being broke anymore.
I can also say that you’ll quickly find that the amount you owe is far less to own. It’s a weird thing.
@Spadez7, can confirm
@ThePandaPool , if you aren't finding happiness in your responsibilities, you're doing something wrong.
The problem is multifaceted. There's old joke "money may not buy happiness, but it can buy a jetski, and I've never seen anyone look sad on a jetski". It can buy fun, but it doesn't buy happiness. Give that jetski to 13 year old boy, and he's gonna have all kinds of fun with it, but he's still gonna be sad when he has to get off. The why changes, out of gas, hurt himself, has to leave, hungry, thirsty, whatever. People think the one limiting factor is just the money, and for them it's vastly more likely to be than for say a millionaire. But look at those "sweet 16" trust fund style kids and tell me they're happy. They can afford anything they want, money is no object, and they are still miserable the second a single issue besides money enters their lives. "This isn't the ultra limited only 13 in the world paint edition I wanted!" No one was selling one, and the ones that have it have similar money so there's no amount you can just throw at it to make it happen, so they freak out
@thrawnfett, it's been shown that money is logarithmically related to happiness, meaning that money does buy happiness until a certain amount, which I believe is around 80k per year. For those "sweet 16" kids, the next expensive car isn't going to make them any happier, but for someone like myself who went from working fast food and retail jobs to a high paying engineering job, money has definitely made me happier. I no longer worry about paying rent or having enough money to feed my family. There's also a difference between buying happiness and buying fun. A jet ski is fun, but the happiness gained from a jet ski will not last for very long.
@110100100, ive seen similar studies, and don't disagree, space constraints boil your full logical point to a minor sentence in mine. Against the meme, I felt the other point needed to be made more than that one with my limited space to say it
@110100100, that’s the thing. 30k more a year means a whole lot more to someone earning 50k than someone earning 500k
Not having the constant struggle of dept would be freeing.
Its like an invisible presence hates you.
It can buy joy not happiness
Joy is spending a lot of money on a hobby and enjoying it
Happiness is something else I don't understand cause I've never felt it
@AJalo72, Happiness is the ability to pursue your dream without limitations
But generally you need money in order to do so...
@Tentastic, my joke aside I feel like one can also feel happiness living in the moment. I'm living with friends I've known since school and just being able to live in a comfortable place with people who care for me and I also care for doing things I find fun is a form of happiness I can pursue without the need of money.
@AJalo72, unless of course paying for my side of rent and helping with groceries and appliances costs count but that is a given and I feel shouldn't count
Be nice to at least not struggle with money
Money doesn’t buy happiness but poverty definitely buys misery.
I'd be quite a bit happier owning a house on a nice, open plot of land with no annoying neighbors than I would living in a tiny apartment with neighbors above me who hop around on a pogo stick at 4 am
@Anonymous Jack III, hey downstairs neighbor
I’d rather cry in a limo than in a 1987 Toyota…
Money can buy your more time with your family or things you love. Money can buy you happiness.
Money may not buy happiness but it buys hookers and coke. That’s close enough for me.
Happiness comes with fulfillment, fulfillment comes from purpose, purpose is found in relationships.
Try being depressed on a jetski ? Physics won’t allow it.
It may not buy happiness, but sure helps you outta situation though..
As said before, money doesn’t buy happiness but it does scale it. More money means less burden on living costs. That is, if you’re humble and don’t be extravagant.
It does when happines gets monitized