15 Reasons Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

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“Money doesn’t buy happiness” is a common expression that has been around for centuries. It is often heard after someone has just won a lottery or inherited a fortune from a distant relative.

Based on your own personal experiences and observing the world around you, you must admit that there appears to be a certain grain of truth to it.  

Is It True That Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness?

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Money often isn’t enough to buy happiness

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it helps make life easier. One problem is that often money can’t buy the one thing that really matters in life: happiness.

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Money only provides fleeting pleasure

True happiness arises from within, not from without. Happiness is a matter of perspective and attitude.

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Money doesn’t always satisfy all your desires

The hedonic treadmill is the idea that we can never really be satisfied with our current level of consumption because we are always thinking about what we don’t have. As a result, people on a hedonic treadmill become increasingly bored, irritated, and dissatisfied with everything.

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Money can’t buy the best relationships in the world

Money can buy a lot of things, but not everything. A happy family, for example, is something you cannot buy.   

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Money can give you the security, freedom, and time to define your cores values, identify deeper meaning in your life, and find your purpose, but it’s up to you to decide what lights up your life and pursue it with everything you have. And you can explore what is most important to you with or without money.

Money doesn’t automatically create a sense of meaning or purpose in life

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