Can Money Make You Happy?

by Bryant Evans on July 3, 2010

There’s a new story from FOX DC which suggests that more money can really make you happier. It’s a large study of 136,000 people from around the world. If true it goes against much of which we have been taught, namely, that money cannot buy happiness. Certainly money is important. Being able to afford the necessities of life and a few luxuries probably goes far in decreasing anxiety but does it produce happiness?

I guess it depends on how happiness is defined. My first thought after reading the article is that people are settling for something they call happiness but which is really more along the lines of acceptance or satisfaction.

What are your thoughts? Please leave your comment below.

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