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- January 25, 2012 by lonedodger
- Do you think money can buy happiness ? Yes
What do you mean the television is lying. I have been sitting in front of the box for most of my life, sometimes I just sit there for the good vibe it gives me. On the issue of money, it might not bring me happiness but it will certainly bring me the illusion of happiness. What about all those Richie Rich poor little Rich Boy comics.
I am sorry this might sound really shallow I am okay with this. After all, would not an never ending supply of bling bring you closer and closer to happiness.
Or maybe endless parties where you have the ability to choose who you invite. Or waiting to be invited and finding out when you get there that you were happier at elsewhere. Nobrainer!
The Scientific American explained it well back in 2010. “Money can't buy you love (but I bet it can buy copious quantities of sex). Worshipping Mammon foments evil ways. Materialists are shallow and unhappy. The greenback finds itself in tough times these days. Whether its Wall Street bankers earning lavish multi-million-dollar bonuses or two-bit city managers in Los Angeles County bringing in higher salaries than President Obama the recessionary economic climate has helped spur outrage and revulsion at those of us collecting undeserved lucre.”
Spend money on activities taking guitar lessons, dinners with colleagues, car trips with friends, and catering a fundraiser, donating to the needy (well maybe not!)
Shelling out on rock climbing expeditions, wine tastings, family reunions. What about spending it on regular massages, weekly delivery of fresh flowers, or a concert, trip, or gadget (why stop at one) and relish the feeling anticipation as we wait.
A famous Lexus ad pronounced, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness isn't spending it right.”