Can money buy happiness Essay

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can money buy happiness

In today's materialistic world, the phrase that ‘money can't buy happiness' is tending
to be proved hence otherwise. Social research and surveys have shown results based on an
individuals income, health and the political scenario which is dominant in his or her
region. It is quite obvious that the gap between the privileged and the not so is growing
into a great divide giving rise to different class and status, thus defining ones social
circle. It should therefore be understood how an individuals economic status affects their
personal happiness throughout all aspects of life. Many tend to refer to this age-old
quote especially when they tend to belong to sector of people who can't afford the modern
day luxuries of life. What they do not realize is that money, might in fact do just that,
buy happiness. On the other hand, those who have pockets as heavy as themselves think that
money Is nothing but a burden and a complication in life, which is too networked to figure
out, let alone solve.


Happiness as defined in the Oxford Dictionary is a feeling of luck, fortune and
contentment. The trends of music have hip hop artists expressing their childhoods as
miserable experiences because they grew up in the ghetto. However once they have acquired
their wealth, things couldn't have been going more smoothly. Could they have not made the
best out of their childhood, knowing that they were loved and cared for? Weren't they
truly happy then without all the material accessories? In my opinion, if you are lucky
enough to be alive, fortunate enough to have food and a bed, and content in the love you
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