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


All about living within your means. You buy a car you can barely afford, take on a big mortgage and knock up some broad....you're fricked. No debt, no wife, no kids = for me.





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fr33manator
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re: Money doesn't buy happiness...or does it?


In theory, "happiness" should be able to be sustained through a cycle of deprivation and realization. Achieve the carrot just long enough to forget the stick, and the stick being applied just long enough to make one appreciate the carrot.






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


It does. Makes things much easier, allows a person unlimited choices, and more than anything allows access to whatever it is you need or want that will in turn make you happy.





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Da #1 Stunna
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YES IT DOES!!!

Anyone that says otherwise if poor or full of shite.

It definitely makes you happier.






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CP3LSU25
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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. 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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flip82lsu
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It's not what you make, it's what you spend.

30k or 300k yr

Debt= stress



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Broyota2
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pops always told me "money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure as hell helps."





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Jim Rockford
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it's hard to be happy if you're constantly worried about making ends meet. The further you get above that level of income, mo money, mo problems. Amirite, OT Ballers?





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michaelb1100
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Well I went from around 45K to 6 digits this year and am I happy, yeah very, if I made more would I be happier? Of Course. Has not caused the first problem.


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


I do great.
Money is a tool. It gives you the ability to not take shite from nobody/anyone. That's what's real






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Pepe Lepew
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well, I've been miserable poor, let me be miserable rich and then get back to ya .....





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Yewkindewit
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I believe it can because it takes one worrisome unknown out of life's equation.





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Uncle JackD
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quote:

Money doesn't buy happiness..
Thats something only poor people say






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yellowfin
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I may be spoiled, but I don't agree that $75,000 covers basic needs, savings, charitable spending, and discretionary spending.


That doesn't make you spoiled, it makes you retarded or the worst money manager in the world






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WNCTiger
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Good post.

There's a good documentary on both Netflix and Amazon Prime called: "Happy".

Interesting premise wherein they talk to researchers and people from different countries and different levels of income to determine what makes people truly happy.

The answers may be surprising to some of you.

Hint: Captain Panic's point about money =/= happiness being pretty accurate.

Watch the doc. It's insightful and may give you new perspective on your own lives.







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WNCTiger
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That's sort of, well, wrong.

$75k here is a pretty decent income, where the median is around $30k and houses cost around $120k.

But in Silicon Valley, or say Boston Metro area, $75k ain't shite.

And the thing about the inflation we've experienced since Bush went crazy with the deficit spending in 2001 (and Obama doubled down on the craziness), is that it effects those in lower income brackets first.

What was a very comfortable income for my family 5 years ago (it's pretty much the same now as then), is now just enough to survive on thanks to significant reductions in purchasing power.

The purch power loss is more noticeable to people who make less.

Those OT ballas with tons of extra money every month may not notice it.

I notice it. At the grocery store, at the auto parts store, at the feed store, the gun store, the gas station, in the cost of medical insurance and medical services, just about everywhere.

Except shite you don't need to survive, like flat screens, ELCDs, tablets etc.

So you calling people retarded for noting obvious facts is, well, retarded.

Thanks for playing.

Now go read some shite about finance, the monetary system, and macro economics if you want to participate in a meaninful fashion rather than slinging dumb arse ad-hominem attacks.

Here's a good place to start:

market-ticker.org, zerohedge.com, peakprosperity.com, dailyreckoning.com, mises.com

You won't get the truth from the MSM or Huffpo...

Oh wait, this is the OT.

Piss off.







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fr33manator
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Money is just a representative of one's ability to purchase goods and services, which is where the real factors that affect "happiness" come in. Money, in and of itself, is worthless. Only the purchasing power present in the money is of any point, and that is completely relative.

And even if one has large amounts of purchasing power, unless one derives real happiness from tangible goods (and after a point, you won't), they won't sustain you. Because what we really crave is not the thing, but the experience.

I postulate this. Our "happiness" is really only achieved by two things.

The hunt, and the kill.

It all boils down to this. The acquisition of money is the "hunt" in this case, while the acquisition of goods is the "kill".

Because that's what we really are. Beasts at heart. And the only thing that makes us happy is the joy of the hunt and the thrill of the kill.






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yellowfin
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There's no way I'm reading all that shit





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