Can Money Buy You Happiness?
Who needs money in his everyday life? We encounter the need for money almost everywhere, from shopping to eating at stalls and even to the basic needs. We feel contented if these needs are satisfiably met, however, if not, this can cause worry which leads to unhappy lifestyle. It is somehow true what our parents used to teach us that money can’t buy happiness because it cannot be literally bought. Of course it cannot. Nevertheless, everyday we are being bought with money from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. If you don’t have such resources, how then can you survive and will you be happy with it?
Morally speaking, money can’t buy happiness because of the implications towards us that our happiness should not depend on material things. But reality check, it is true that money can buy happiness and psychological studies has proven the theory.
A poll survey conducted by Adweek tackled affirmations from different age brackets in the society that tells us that money is equated to happiness. The older one gets the greater is his linkage of happiness with money due to the burden of mortgages, college funds and midlife responsibilities.
Although it depends on your own the definition of money and happiness. Imagine that you wake up to go to school and ask your Mom to give you allowance, then she says “No!”. Does it make you happy to hear that from her? On a larger scale, why do people go to lottery stalls to take their chances of winning? The hope to alleviate their lives, if they are happy with their present situation then why should they go to the lottery to take their chances? All of us are working to provide for our needs and it is frustrating to think that you wake up in the morning with no food in the table.
There is no need for a study to know that wealthy people can afford more merry-makings because their money allows them to afford such activities.
Rich people are happier according to study than that of low income family. It is the satisfaction on life that makes the difference. If you were to compare their outlook in life. Rich people tend to be ambitious, optimistic and goal oriented while poor people are struggling to inconsistent depression and self pity. This are indications which happiness requires positive behaviour and rich people seem to posses some of it, according toUniversity of Michigan’s health and retirement study.
A study conducted by David G. Blanchflow and Andrew Oswald analyzde the impact of social flow and economic status of American today showing a decline from 34% to 30% of unhappy individuals who took the survey. The study is to prove the thoery if in anyhow the happines weighed in with money. Significantly understood thatmoeny is not about the cash but the assets and liabilities one has. Who cannot be happier if you have a large house to live in, a full stomach and once in a while to enjoy outdoor recreation. You cannot possibly obtain these simple pleasures if your money earned is just consumed by your food and for paying your utilities..
We are living in a day to day basis for survival and we are affected materially so as to say that money indeed has that influence in this material world. Almost what you have from your head to toe requires a minimum amount of money, from toddler to college years and considering a degree takes most of your investment. If you graduate in college, you are much more equipped in life. You began to have confidence way beyond than those who were not able to finish any degree. For this, we must take account of the importance of money in fulfilling that dream that somehow has brought your life changes and makes it a lot happier.
Medically speaking, doctors have observations that rich people tend to have better health than low income families, this means that rich people live healthier lifestyles. What money can offer is convenience. The fact is, there is a relative influence with regards to how we react when monetary flow in our lives tend to increase or decrease.
With regards to marriage break ups and statistics, the inability to compensate the need to raise a family is one of primary reasons that might influences the smooth flow of relationships. Broken marriages leads to unhappy life and for what reason? Simple, money does matter.