Money Can Buy Happiness Essay

1529 Words Nov 27th, 2012 7 Pages
"Happiness is a mental state of well-being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”. Notice that "happiness" is within the range of "contentment" to "intense joy." Every single thing in the world which brings contentment or joy costs money and therefore, it is money which brings happiness.

Nothing can be yours without money being spent either by the person experiencing this happiness, or by others spending money so that they can be happy. For example, even people who are contented with sustenance and covering will realize that both food and shelter costs money. Turn on the news and watch people dying of starvation, do they look happy? They appear to be quite sad. When the worms of hungry brought on by
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Many religions claim to get happiness from God, but let's be realistic, they need money to buy clothes to wear, perfume to put on, deodorant, pay for hair-styling and so on. Everybody needs money to pay their utility bills so they can bathe and be fresh. Without money religions couldn't fund their preaching work and so people wouldn't learn about God in order to draw close to Him and without money they would have no buildings for worship. So let's be realistic, even religion cost's money so even the happiness that comes from religion must be bought. Thus, money buys happiness.

Marriage brings happiness but the rings must be bought. The wedding is an expensive affair and all the things we like, favorite foods, movies, music, sports, all costs money. We tend to feel better psychologically when we have money in our hands than when we are broke. Sure there are some poor people who appear to be quite satisfied with life but really even the little they do have costs money. There is some level of money they must have in order to maintain that happiness. This essay isn't about if being "rich" makes you happy but rather if "money" brings happiness. Whatever it is you want to achieve in life to make you happy, you need money to get

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