What Would You Say To Someone Who Says “Money Can’t Buy Happiness”? People Responded.

Well, I guess it kind of depends on where you’re at in your life, right?

And every single person’s situation is different…but still, I feel like the people who usually blurt this out are pretty well-off…

But maybe these folks will prove me wrong.

What do you say to someone who says “money can’t buy happiness”?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.

1. True.

“Neither can poverty.

At least I’ll have fewer problems and maybe some cool stuff.”

2. Peace of mind.

“Money buys security and gives you peace of mind.

It may make it easier to be satisfied but it does not guarantee happiness.”

3. A hot take.

“Well, let’s see?

Three of my teeth need to be removed and replaced, after which I need braces.

I need a surgery for my sinuses, because I’m clogged up harder than a toilet after Taco Bell.

I need a therapist to officially diagnose me with OCD so I can finally start treatment.

The last time I was able to afford a gift for someone was when I was 15 and could ask my parents for money.

Money absolutely buys happiness. Always has, always will.”

4. Summing it up.

“Stability aids happiness. Money aids in stability.

You can pay to eat, to have the things you need to survive, to go to the doctor, a place to rest your head.

No money? No shelter. No food. Misery.”

5. Opens the door.

“Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it opens the door for experiences and freedoms that might give you great joy.

My dad always told me, “if I’m not happy working as a lawyer, I can always flip burgers, but I can’t go from flipping burgers to an attorney job without considerable time and education.”

While it doesn’t scream “follow your dreams” it’s very realistic. No career path is linear, but it’s easier to go down a hill than up. My dad wasn’t able to become an attorney until his early 30s, but he worked very hard to get his education and ended up doing well for himself.

The point is not to go and do something you h**e because it pays well, but if you can find something that works for you and pays well, the money may allow you to do whatever it is that really makes you happy. Now that my dad is almost 60, he travels lots and is crossing off a list of famous art pieces he wants to see.

A word of warning, don’t wait to do things that make you happy and a work/life balance is very important.”

6. Perspective.

“Talk to sole providers of their homes who used to live in poverty.

They themselves may not be happy (either job or personal) but being able to provide for the entire family without living paycheck to paycheck definitely brings peace to some.”

7. Makes sense.

“Being rich doesn’t make you happy, but being poor makes you unhappy.

So the saying does have merit.”

8. Stepping stone.

“Money can buy me a house, water, a fake boyfriend, electricity, cutting edge technology, and more money.

So, a stepping stone to happiness.”

9. Comes from within.

“People have basic needs which should be met. (Food, warmth, shelter, safety and security). Without these it’s difficult to be happy.

Beyond this, you cannot buy happiness off a shelf, or through buying a service. You can buy brief periods of joy, fun or experience doing this, but happiness is something else.

It’s just what you are, and it’s there irrespective of money, possessions, status, beauty or popularity. These things are just materialistic values.

Happiness is a state of being and it comes from within.”

10. Didn’t work out.

“I grew up poor. Worked my a** of to get where I am today.

Money does NOT buy happiness. Mid life crisis or whatever you want to call it has opened my eyes, mind and soul to that.

Currently trying to get on a new paradigm.”

11. All about comfort.

“Money buys security and security brings happiness.

As long as you have enough money to be healthy and safe then you have already gotten all the happiness that money can give you.

There is not much difference in the happiness between a multibillionaire and a person with a comfortable amount of money.”

12. And there’s this.

“Money doesn’t buy happiness.” Uh, do you live in America? ‘Cause it buys a WaveRunner. Have you ever seen a sad person on a WaveRunner? Have you? Seriously, have you? Try to frown on a WaveRunner. You can’t!

–Daniel Tosh–“

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