Does Money Really Change Everything ?

  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 11, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
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    I guess for some people, their role in society would change. Maybe the attitudes towards faith and religion would change. Consumer spending would go through various stages. Environmental issues gain importance and education becomes more readily available.

    How could things change for you? icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2011 8:37 AM GMT
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    Nov 11, 2011 11:11 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidHomingDevice did you hack Will's account? Bad HomingDevice bad!!


    LOL..... icon_lol.gif
  • BuddhaLing

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    Nov 11, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    Money does in fact change everything! If you work and get paid then you can take care of life's necessities (conveniences) unless of course you choose to live outside and drink water from a local stream, hunt your own food, and make your own clothes. Yes, money does change things!
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    Nov 11, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    My parents both became severly ill at the same time. We quickly burned through much of thier estate in the 1st year. As the monies ran out, the burdon of care, not covered by insurance, fell on my brother and I. Being in our 20s, we did not have significant financial means either. So it forced us to become much more active in the deliveey of thier care. Money would have made life easier, but it would of robbed us of life experience like no other. And one that forever changed me.
  • stratavos

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    Nov 11, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    does money change everything... it makes misery more manageable ;)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    Money CAN buy happiness.
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    Yes it does! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ can make a person crazy!
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    Money can't buy happiness, but you look a lot better crying about it in a Ferrari.
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy saidMoney can't buy happiness, but you look a lot better crying about it in a Ferrari.
    ^ +1000
    Ain't that the truth!
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Well Buying Ferrari making me happy ... so it buy happiness !
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 11, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    yes it does
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    To me, it definitely makes a positive difference. The only thing it does is add material value/ability into your life. And for those who may say that money erodes human experiences, I disagree as only a weak character is the greatest cause behind a meaningless existence.

    And if money were indeed so detrimental to my existence, I would simply donate 90% of it to a charity I feel strongly for (provided the 10% is enough to get me by) icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Yes, it does. Especially when we've used some of ours to randomly swoop in out of the blue and help others out. Their astonished reactions make us feel good as well. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Optimal happiness occurs at around 85,000 dollars.

    After that... its not necessarily any better.

    And given that the median household income in the US is 49,445 dollars as of 2010......... the extra 35 grand seems to make people happy.... again, after that, its not necessarily worth it.

    I know people who work in DC as associate attorneys at bigtime law firms making 150-250K a year. They hate their jobs and have no free time. . . . but they can buy nice clothes?

    Interestingly, most of these people quit their jobs after 2-3 years.... opting for less money, and more happiness icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    I've discovered trying to date guys with unusual cashflow, they enjoy spending all weekends out of town. Tend to have other priorities and I won't be one of them.

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    Nov 11, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    I find that money can make life enjoyable only if you actually know how to enjoy life. My parents are exceedingly well-off (i, Mr. Black Sheep, am not) and could do virtually anything they wish (my dad just rubbed my nose in the fact that he could buy a Lambo if he wanted to...almost strangled him) but they are not happy. I, on the other hand, am only miserable because I'm socially isolated and don't have much going on in my life. I will never require thousands upon thousands of dollars per month to enjoy life. It would be nice, but not necessary. And i think that that's what bothers my dad the most, that I am satisfied with the simple things in life.
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    Nov 11, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    I spend a lot of time with a guy who lives on top of a hill in Paradise Valley (Think Mini-Beverly hills type neighborhood...)

    I see how he lives his life, his friends, etc etc etc.


    Money changes nothing. It allows you to worry less about money... That's it.
  • chomp

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    Nov 11, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    I would change for sure... I wouldn't be in debt icon_razz.gif
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 11, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    I don't think money changes anything. It simply reveals people for who they truly are. If deep down they are a greedy person when they come into money it will eventually show, same thing for people who are not greedy.
  • waccamatt

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    Nov 11, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Having money would take one of the biggest stresses out of life - worrying about being financially comfortable. I make a good salary, but I still worry about emergencies like car and house repairs, etc.
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    Nov 11, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    In university I had two friends who both came from wealthy connected families. The girl claimed that rich people had problems just like everyone else; they were just different problems. I found out later that her home life was really unstable and unhappy. My male friend was unapologetic: he claimed "money doesn't buy you happiness but it gives you the time to look for it."

    I think both statements are actually true.
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    Nov 11, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    YVRguy saidIn university I had two friends who both came from wealthy connected families. The girl claimed that rich people had problems just like everyone else; they were just different problems. I found out later that her home life was really unstable and unhappy. My male friend was unapologetic: he claimed "money doesn't buy you happiness but it gives you the time to look for it."

    I think both statements are actually true.



    They are both very much true. I'd like it for the second bit. The main reason why i hate my parents is they unabashedly shower my two younger siblings with expensive gifts, etc. and i sort of get swept under the rug because i am the "embarrassment" (ironically, not because i'm gay). I'm not so much jealous of the material things my siblings get, rather the inroads to society that I'm denied access to (my parents have lots of connections but keep them for themselves and my sister/brother)
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    Nov 11, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    "You can't buy people. But you sure can rent 'em"

    Doris Duke
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    Nov 11, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    If you think money changes everything than it will.

    If you don't, then it won't.