Can Money Buy You Happiness Blackman Analysis

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In today’s society we live by the saying “time is money” we work hard day in and day out in order to provide for our families, buy nice houses, nice cars, clothes, and jewelry. We are so materialistic and we think that by accumulating more money than we can buy more things and be happier. However, this is on the contrary to what the article, Can Money Buy You Happiness by Andrew Blackman wrote. This article picks through different experiments performed by different professors throughout the world. It states that generally yes people with higher incomes are happier, however, this is because they have more disposable incomes to spend on experiences like skydiving, mountain climbing, and traveling. That doesn’t mean that people with lower incomes don’t get that same opportunity, this is since they are spending their money on a new TV they have been wanting or fridge. People generally think that “material purchases offer better value for the money because experiences are fleeting, and material goods last longer.” This is the wrong idea and this article goes through why, and …show more content…
The turmoil of medical expenses or a car breaking down and not having the money to buy a new one. Things are just easier when you have more money. That doesn’t mean though people with lower level income can’t have that same happiness. We all need to be grateful for what we have, and thankful for the experiences we do get to partake in. As I think about what I have done and bought, I can say my fondest memories that still make me smile are the family trips we took when I was younger, the vacations I have went on with my best friends, and how excited I currently am to go sky diving and Mexico in the next few weeks. These are the moments we live for when we are free and having

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