Does Money Bring you Happiness?

GENERAL MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING MONEY

There is a saying that it is more comfortable to cry inside a BMW instead of crying by the roadside. That said, those who have actually cried inside a BMW can testify that being able to cry inside a luxury car means one has larger responsibilities and by scale, bigger problems.

RICH PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO WORK HARD

Speaker Hafiz weighed in on this part of the discussion based on his own experience. Coming from a humble background and building his business empire from the ground up, Hafiz agrees wholeheartedly that money does indeed buy happiness.

HOW MUCH MONEY IS TOO MUCH

Both speakers Hafiz and Azha agree that no amount of money is ever enough. “It is simply human nature to never be content with what they have,” says Azha. The idea of a vision board is to always expand ones’ self and to continue the search for the next thing in life, she says.

DO LESS FORTUNATE PEOPLE HAVE LARGER PROBLEMS

As described by Azha, some less fortunate people tend to live within their means not because they do not desire an improved lifestyle but because they are influenced by their surroundings. The likelihood of being grateful and content with what they have is larger within these circles.

IS HAVING A FAMILY A TRAP

I believe this depends on how you look at it. Sure, having a family costs a lot of money, especially if you are not living in a welfare country where the government provides for growing families.

DOES MONEY DICTATE THE WAY ONE LIVES THEIR LIFE

Azha says yes. The goal here is to reach financial freedom. From my own personal experience, I was not a fan of living under the same roof as my parents only because I was often reminded that I had limited mobility for as long as they are providing for me.

DOES EXCESSIVE MONEY ATTRACT CORRUPTION OR GREED

Imran says money is the root of all evil. It simply emphasizes who a person is fundamentally. A person who is good to the core, will only become a better human being with money, meanwhile a rotten human being can be lead down a corrupt path.

EQUALITY FOR ALL

A Malaysian speaker currently living in UK (we shall call him Y) says he does not agree that money can buy happiness if the happiness cannot be had by all. He starts off by stating that you either need money to buy happiness or to survive. Through his own experience of using money for both purposes, he observed that survival money is usually just a small amount while happiness requires a large sum.

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