Can Money Buy Us Happiness?

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Why so many rich people wanted happiness so desperately? While people always complained about money don’t buy their happiness, in fact money can actually buy us the happiness as long as we spend it on the right spot. We can start gaining our happiness by having stable income and good relationship with people and stop being selfish. As a matter of fact, there is variety ways to be happy but the principle is money doesn’t easily trade us happiness which is the emotional needs.

The idea brought out by Stanford Business school that spending money on other people make us more happier than spend it on ourselves, this simple investment allowed us get more from what we spent. Bill Gates is almost the wealthiest people in the world and he is willing to give away 99 percent of his money to others. For the rest of us, even though our bank account does not even close to 1 percent of Bill gate’s. But since spending money on others can makes us feel better, it doesn't matter how rich we are. We could purchasing a gift to our parents, it doesn’t have to be expensive, but seems it delivered the love and we spent our money, it gained far more “money” than it used to be. When we taking the subway, in some cucumstancese, we will see people begging for money to feed their family, I usually think they are lying but when I thinking in a different way, giving them money could became a investments and it makes us emotionally wealthier. This hypothesis “Investing in others can make individuals feel healthier and wealthier, even if it means making yourself a little poorer to reap these benefits.” (J. Flynn).

It”s a common sense that having more money is better and people usually tends to think that money can buy whatever we want, even happiness. Howev...

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Works Cited

Flynn, Francis. "Can Money Buy Happiness?" Stanford Graduate School of Business. Hank McKinnell-Pfizer Inc., 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. .

SCHULTEN, KATHERINE. "Can Money Buy You Happiness?" Web log post. The New York Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. .

Richards, Carl. "The Odd Relationship Between Money and Happiness."Bucks The Odd Relationship Between Money and Happiness Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2014.
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