Will Money Make You Happy? It’s Complicated
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  • John Stephens

    That money can’t buy happiness is well known to anyone with even the slightest knowledge of celebrity gossip. It can buy you options, but if you choose poorly you’ll be no better off than before.

  • Corlyss

    I been rich and I been poor. Rich is better. – Sophie Tucker.

  • Anthony

    “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Jim__L

    Expectations have a lot to do with it. If you think you have to be rich(er) to be happy, you’re not going to be happy.

  • Anthony

    “…correlation between happiness and wealth more nuanced than….”

  • ljgude

    Well, I’m a retiree and it is complicated. Take the case of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian the first. He hated court life and was much happier going off to a schloss he owned to hunt wild boar with only a spear. I reckon he was a lot like your average Texan today. Anyhow, he left a poem scrawled in charcoal on the wall in the basement of the Schloss. It read:
    Live, don’t know how long.
    Ans die, don’t know when.
    Must go, I don’t know where;
    I am astonished I am so happy.

  • cubanbob

    Money won’t make you happy but it sure does make your misery more comfortable.

    As my wife-also an immigrant said being able to go to the supermarket and being able to buy whatever you want without worrying makes her happy. A wise woman indeed.

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