Money Can Buy Happiness

Fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself.

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(3) Anonymous, November 14, 2013 1:16 AM

Truly Moving

This is truly moving. Thanks for showing us how we can all be better people. Addressing an issue that almost all of us can relate to is so necessary. You don't have to win lotto/ lottery to spend on others.

(2) Anonymous, March 10, 2013 4:33 PM

The appreciation, or lack of it was not addressed, but I think it also would affect the outcome.

I volunteer a lot, and find that my personal feeling is certainly influenced by the appreciation or lack of it.

(1) Rachel, May 30, 2012 4:10 PM

True IF the individual with money already has enough to meet basic needs

My health insurance will not cover all the physical therapy I need. I finally received social security benefits, so I am going to pay for my own additional therapy. And THAT makes me happy, I think that's a circumstance that this talk doesn't address -- of course it makes one happy to do for others, but if one lacks for something of vital importance -- basic food, clothing, shelter, medical care -- I would disagree that one should give away money they truly need. I have already also given some to charity, but I believe that's more of a duty. The idea of helping someone else is of somewhat less importance to me at this time than the idea of getting the care I need to return to a more normal life.

Laura, August 20, 2017 3:48 PM


Rachel, first off I am so sorry you struggle so much because of a lack of money. .it is true that there are times that one is unable to financially help someone, but these are the times that we can give in other ways, like being kind to someone, open a door, smile, encourage, give someone a hug etc. Praying for them is also a kind way to help. But I'm sure that you already do these things, we can only do what we can in our own way.


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