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337tigergirl
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re: Money doesn't buy happiness...or does it?


exactly me too.
I'm not unhappy with a salary in the 40s, but it's still not enough for me (single/no kids). I can't even imagine trying to make that salary work with a kid.

Being able to buy/go whatever/wherever you want whenever you want = true happiness for me.

With 75k, I could do whatever i want whenever i want.






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LSUTygerFan
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75k a year.


well frick, I must be shopping at the wrong store.






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Boats n Hose
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I can't think of anything in the world that I would really, REALLY want that I couldn't do with 75K


I can think of plenty






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LA kid but AU fan
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So all those saying money can buy happiness, what's the flaw in all these studies then?

Why do they constantly refute your assertion?






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LsUCIFER
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I need about 150k to be happy.


This.If I made $75K I'd kill myself so my wife and kid could live happily on the life insurance. Of course, it would have to look like an accident.



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LSUTygerFan
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75k sounds like a lot...until you get there and think..shit, i need to make more money.





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337tigergirl
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yep exactly, my goal is to make a 100k/year by the time i'm 30.

So once, I got to 75k, i'd be ready for that next step up.






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ItNeverRains
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re: Money doesn't buy happiness...or does it?


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With 75k, I could do whatever i want whenever i want.


Yeah, where I live you couldn't get a loan for the median price home with 75k, so for my needs, 75k would be rough






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pochejp
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The bottom line- after $75,000 has been earned, people don’t have to worry about money. But that doesn’t mean they don’t.


Such bull shite. I make 25% more than that and I have to watch my spending. And my house is paid off. Taxes, insurances, food, fuel for four cars, boats and the like, house bills and my old lady's mall spending habit.






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337tigergirl
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re: Money doesn't buy happiness...or does it?


yea i can see that. Living in LA or TX, it would be great to make that.
Also depends on factors:
where you want to live
how many kids you have
are you married

But being single, 75k would be sweet.






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CaptainPanic
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So all those saying money can buy happiness, what's the flaw in all these studies then?
Well if you read the article it claims that living is alot more comfortable after the 75k mark. And after that 75k mark, it doesn't have much of an effect






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ZULU
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Somebody give me some money!
So I can see if I'm happy






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Janky
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I would name it "Happiness"






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Cosmo
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somebody once said "money can buy you a jetski and have you ever seen an unhappy person on a jetski?"





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Lou
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I'm not rich, but I am comfortable. And I am much happier now than when i wasn't making much $. If you are struggling to pay your bills, and never have any extra money to go out to eat, go see a movie, buy some clothes you like, or take a vacation, it is harder to be happy. For me anyway, certainly not true for everyone.





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T Ba Doe Tiger
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A wise man told me long ago; "money can't buy happiness, but it can make misery more bearable".





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LA kid but AU fan
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re: Money doesn't buy happiness...or does it?


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And after that 75k mark, it doesn't have much of an effect


And doesn't that seem to contradict the notion that money can buy happiness?

Folks aren't putting any qualifier on that statement, thereby implying more money will always buy more happiness. Those are the folks I'm questioning.






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Geauxtiga
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Money can't buy you happiness but you can't be happy without it, either.





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fr33manator
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"Happiness", as it were, can be said to be achieved through the acquisition of something one was previously lacking. It is fleeting, however, because when a dearth of something is attained, over an extended period of time, the "happiness" we gained from such a thing diminishes, until we become "unhappy" with what we have and begin to desire something more, or something else.

The starving man is "happy" with a simple meal, because it holds value to him by meeting a need. Give the man the same simple meal over a period of time, and he is no longer starving, thus his "happiness quotient" (HQ) achieved by "simple meal" (x) is diminished over time and repetition.

HQ=x-t(time sustained)/d(desire for x)

I'll work in other variables later, but in the end the things that once made you happy will make you unhappy without the introduction of new variables.






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Geauxtiga
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The starving man is "happy" with a simple meal, because it holds value to him by meeting a need. Give the man the same simple meal over a period of time, and he is no longer starving, thus his "happiness quotient" (HQ) achieved by "simple meal" (x) is diminished over time and repetition.
Good stuff. Reminds me of something I heard once: If a man eats ribeyes all the time, he'll love a "good" hamburger.






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