Ask anyone that’s made significant amounts of money
The saying that “Money doesn’t buy you happiness” must be one of the most absurd of all time.
Of course money buys you happiness.
If it doesn’t, why is almost the entire nation buying lottery tickets? Are they hoping to win and make themselves less happy.
Have you seen a lottery winner presented with their prize? They are happy.
Ever had a pay rise? Didn’t it make you happy?
Why do so many people complain about not having enough money if more of it wasn’t going to make them happier?
I came from a pretty poor background and can remember being thousands of dollars in debt. When I got my first proper job with a decent paycheck I was deliriously happy.
When I sold my ecommerce business for $250,000, it was one of the happiest days of my life.
If you don’t believe me, here’s an experiment you can conduct.
Go out onto any street and hand out $20 notes to random people. Then make a note of whether it makes them happy or not.
Would you be happy if your boss announced that you were getting a 100% raise in salary? Or would you say… no thanks, that won’t make me happy.
It should go without saying that even if you have money that something else could still make you unhappy. But that’s a different story.
Usually, the people that say that money doesn’t bring you happiness are those that don’t have much of it. I think it’s a defense mechanism. If they convince themselves that the saying is true, then it makes not having much money a little easier to bear.
Even research studies have proved that money can buy happiness.
If you think I’m wrong, send me your money. It will make me happy. It won’t make you any unhappier. So it’s a win-win situation.