The Negative Aspect Of Getting Rich Quickly

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can Money Buy Happiness?

The Beatles reckoned that money can't buy love, but just look at Hugh Hefner. Then there's all those people who tell you that money can't buy happiness, but you know what, I know for an absolute fact, I'd be happier with a Lambo than my Hyundai.

So I have concluded that yes, money can buy happiness.

Apparently, I'm Wrong

Apparently, I'm Wrong

According to a recent study, I'm wrong and money cannot buy happiness (even if it can take me to Bora Bora?).



I Can't Get No Satisfaction

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

The tall and short of that study suggests that in present day USA, somebody that makes more than $225,000 a year, is no happier than someone who makes $75,000. Of course, if you make a lot less then perhaps you feel like your basic needs are not quite met, but once they are, there appears no true correlation between bank account and happiness.

Is that why Mick Jagger (and Tone-Lōc) struggled to find that satisfaction he was going on about?

 

Money = Unhappiness?

Money = Unhappiness?

According to an article published by BBC, in addition to the suggestion that money cannot buy happiness, it would seem that those who suddenly become rich (something most of us dream of) actually become unhappy quite a lot of the time.



Stop Dreaming?

Stop Dreaming?

“When (someone) suddenly strikes it rich, the impact is profound on every part of their life. It can become a painful psychological experience for some people," says Dr Stephen Goldbart.

These people quite often find the whole thing alienating and isolating, basically becoming lonely when the people around them can't identify with the psychological issues involved.

So maybe we should stop dreaming of becoming rich, right?