Do you think you can buy happiness?

I've always been told money won't make you happy because you can't buy happiness. I truly believe that.

David Lee Roth from Van Halen once said, "Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it."

What do you think?

According to,

  • "Yes, you can buy happiness. Especially, if the money saves you time."
  • "People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services, and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research finds."
  • "Money can buy happiness if you spend it right."
  • "The right way is paying someone else to do the time-consuming drudge work that you don't like."
  • "Income doesn't matter. Rich or poor, spending money to save time seems to make people happier."

This is a different way of looking at it. I always thought of it as purchasing material things to make yourself happy. It might give you a temporary feeling of happiness, but in the long run, I don't think it will.

Now when you are talking about services, that's a completely different story. Especially, when it comes down to brutal tasks. For example, paying someone to do your yard work. If I buy the latest and greatest lawn mower, that's really not going to make me happy. I still hate mowing, but if I pay my daughter to do it. Then I'm happy since I don't have to do it.

They are reaching when it comes to saying money buys happiness, but I do believe that making life easier for yourself could work.

How do you feel about it?

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