September 1, 2007

CAN MONEY BUY HAPPINESS?

Here is an interesting Article by the Freakonomics authors on a worldwide study about incomes and reported happiness. Do ever higher incomes in wealthy countries lead to greater happiness? See what the Freakonomics guys have to say.

9 comments:

Anna Gifford said...

I feel that happiness and wealth are relative to your situation. If you live in a poor country, you expect less, and therefore are happier with less. Vice versa with a richer country.

Ryan A said...

i think people with less things (material objects) expect less and there for are not unhappy with what the dont get but are happy with what they get.

Derek Laurent said...

I feel that happiness and wealth are related becuase people can be happy with what they have (like in africa) but others (like Americans) are never happy becasuse there is unlimted wants and we feel like we need more.

Bridget C. said...

I agree with the linked article. Money really can't buy happiness. People, mostly Americans, have unlimited wants.

natalie j said...

I agree with the article that money can not buy happiness. People will always want more, than what they can afford and more than what can be supplied.

marina b said...

i agree with the article. people aren't grateful for what they have anyways, enough said.

Anonymous said...

I feel like it could go both ways......Money cannot buy happiness....When they get something they always want more and more....Then again if a person lived in poverty for most of their life, money will help and you will be happy..

Josh Anderson

Katee K said...

I donmt think money can buy you happiness. All it can buy you is a material item (which doesn't last forever). Sure its good to have a good amount of money but not so much your known for how much money you have over your name.

Zach Shamblott said...

I agree I dont believe that money can buy happiness. You could have as much money as you want and still be unhappy.
Zachary Shamblott period 4