Can money buy happiness?
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THESIS: Money is essential for happiness
Can money buy happiness? Are people who earn 2 dollars a day sad? According to some statistics, half of the world’s population live on less than $2 a day. What is their life like? Can a person in India, for example, who earns $2/day live a happy and satisfying life? Or maybe the poverty standards are set by people who think luxury is the only mode of happiness?
Money is definitely not essential for happiness. As long as your basic amenities – food, shelter, clothing are provided you can live a happy and satisfying life. Moreover, aren’t the most important things in life – family, community, love – for free?
Money is essential for happiness, full stop. It’s almost non-negotiable that only having accumulated enough wealth, one can secure their future. Having money allows us not only to live fully but also to practise generosity which is a source of happiness in itself, isn’t it?
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