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Does money buy happiness?

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Does money buy happiness?

We hear this all the time, and the general consensus is no.

Bullshit.

Money does buy happiness. Not directly.  I know there is no happiness store where you can go and pick up a box of fresh happy.  But indirectly money does buy happiness.

Money buys options...and having options brings happiness.

Options = ways out...having multiple options for any given life situation is less stressful.  Less stress equals more happiness.

How stressful is it to know your rent is due, you have $6 in the bank and payday is a week and a half away. I would bet some nice money falling out of the sky would make a person in that situation quite happy.

Having money gives you options in life...where you will live, where you will work, how much you will work and how hard.  The more money the more options you have.

Options.

Choices.

Knowing that there is always another way.  Knowing that it is not hopeless.

Knowing that if there is an emergency, there's emergency money to pay for it.

Knowing that if a storm was coming and you had to leave, you could choose to fly or drive or take train - your choice.  And that when you got where you were going, you knew you could buy a comfortable place to eat and sleep until it blew over.

Knowing that if your home was flooded, burned, or robbed you could replace the necessities in short order.

Knowing that if you lost your job the rent or mortgage would still get paid and you could still go out to the movies on Friday night.

More money - more options.

The only thing that trumps money, is luck...pure dumb luck.  However, this luck usually involves coming into a large sum of money or meeting and getting in good with someone who has a large sum of money.

Money is not the root of all evil.  It is however, in the way our world is structured, the root of all options.

The root of prestige. The root of power.

The root of happiness.

How could have predicted that such small pieces of paper could mean so much.

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0 # money helps the grieving proceGuest 2008-03-15 05:31
Absolutely! I Totally Agree ...
Money Does buy Peace of Mind!
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