This article says that "service" and "personal relationships"
buy happiness. One can do that in a more expensive way (such as going out to
eat) or in cheaper ways such as spending time together in various free ways.
Money doesn't buy it. Money is the just rich ways person to
allocate their time. Poor happy people do the same thing with less or no money
but with their time, which is one of the greatest gifts you can give whether
it's done with money or not.
The best things in life are free but if you don't pay then you don't
eat. I can't imagine financial independence being an unhappy place, but I
can see how it would be for a lot of people.
cjb said it all...money opens doors to many things. It can't guarantee
anything but it certainly better to have it then not to have it.
I would argue that a person that knows how to spend his money properly is happy
Money can buy decent shelter. Healthy food. Enable a person to get an education.
Pay for a honeymoon. Pay for family vacations. Enable a person or family to go
out to eat occasionally. Enable a person to get high quality medical care. Can
even free a person up so that they can spend their ife doing what they want to
do rather than having to go to a job they don't like.Money
can't totally make up for a low IQ, for bad looks or for bad health, and if
you've had money your whole life you take it for granted and don't
appreciate it so it doesn't add that much happiness.health is
more important intelligence is more importants money does contribute
significantly to happiness but its not everything., health is more important,
adequate intelligence is more important.
Money doesn't make you happy, but when money leaves it takes happiness with
it.That is still my favorite money quote.Also, the money
I spent on my mountain bike is the best money I ever spent in my entire life on
any other thing. Period.