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Can Money Buy Happiness?

When you first think about it, yes, people with a higher income seem to be able to live a more successful life, but does that really equate to long-term happiness?

Michael Norton, professor at Harvard University said, “The problem is the way we usually spend money doesn’t pay off for our happiness, but there are ways we can shift our spending to make us happier.” There are things that cost money that make us happy, but there are somethings that come naturally that don’t even cost us a cent.

If we spend money on things such as a phone, or a tablet, these things often lead to solitary activities, such as watching Netflix or checking social media apps. Ultimately, these things will probably not lead to a happy life. However, if you decide to use your time to spend money on a vacation with family, this will create memories that last a lifetime. The same is true for when you just sit down and enjoy game night or dinner with your family.

There are times on a vacation that don’t lead to happiness: maybe a plane gets stuck in the snow, or it rains the entire time someone is at the beach, but there are also times that not spending money leads to sadness as well. For example, maybe a child falls and breaks his arm while playing Charades, or someone doesn’t buy gas and your car breaks down on the side of the road.

Money may buy happiness, or maybe it leads to failure, but its depends on the experiences had and the memories made.

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