Essay on Happiness Is A Problem Of Happiness

1652 Words Nov 6th, 2016 7 Pages
Happiness is a difficult word to define. Everybody has a different perspective of happiness, yet above everything else in the world it is what most people seek. Happiness is intangible, the only way for a person to sustain happiness is by figuring out all of the factors in their personal lives that make them the happiest. Some people would say money can buy you happiness because they speculate that money could give them power, or some sort of fulfillment while others disagree. I personally believe that money could not buy anybody eternal joy within their own life. People are convinced that happiness can bought by a sufficient amount of money. However, they could also be neglecting the fact that happiness is not just determined by money, many other things such as your family, friends, and memorable experiences. Money is a basic need in every person’s life, to be able to purchase their everyday necessities. Having a lot of money could be used to purchase someone’s want for fancy and expensive goods. What people don’t understand is the satisfaction of those materialistic items would be limited for someone who is searching for long term happiness. Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener ask the question, “How is it that many rich people are not extremely happy, and how can it be that some poor people are happy?” (p. 167). The answer to that question is very simple. Happiness is not determined by what materialistic items a person can afford, it is simply appreciating the small things…

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