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Can money buy you happiness?

( Updated: 2014-10-21 08:11

Franco (US)

The following is a partial truth: Money buys happiness. I grew up on less than $12 a week by a single mother in a developing country. I worked hard to get where I am. I came to the US and I attained a higher education. I read books on real estate, taxes, investing, and today I'm very affluent. I remember wanting to travel, wanting to eat something different for once in a while, having nice clothes, not having to worry about paying bills, being able to have the latest gadgets, etc. Did money buy me happiness? Yes it did. Did it buy me complete happiness? No, attitude and wisdom did. Do I give to charity? Yes. Do I buy nice gifts for my friends? When they deserve it. Do I spoil people? No, instead I promote self sufficiency. It's attitude and education which win happiness people, money will only go so far.

Can money buy you happiness?

Chinese women on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Chinese are visiting other countries in increasing numbers. Provided to China Daily

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