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Do you think rich people are happier than poor people?

Sunnydaydreamer 2013/04/15 09:54:40
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  • betz 2013/04/15 11:32:32
    No
    betz
    +8
    I truly don't feel the welathy are happier than the poor but money certainly can make life easier. Money cannot buy good health.

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  • yaaarrrggghhh 2013/04/15 16:25:01
    Yes
    yaaarrrggghhh
    +1
    Some rich people are happy, some aren't. Same thing goes with poor people. I would say it's about an even split, with the slight advantage going to rich people.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/04/15 16:24:44
    No
    **StarzAbove**
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/04/15 16:22:11
    No
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    There is a "tough" word in this Question . . . It's not RICH and it's not POOR . . . The one word that is kind of difficult to define is "HAPPIER" . . .
  • Katinne333 2013/04/15 16:09:22
    No
    Katinne333
    +2
    In my opinion I don't think money has anything to do with happiness.Not REAL happiness, anyway.
  • Professor Wizard 2013/04/15 15:59:49
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    +3
    Happiness is a state of mind.

    Money can't buy happiness - but it helps!
  • Falcon 2013/04/15 15:52:47
    No
    Falcon
    +1
    I read about a study somewhere that said for a family of four the comfort and happiness level did not increase once they reached $70,000/yr in income no matter how much they made.
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/04/15 15:24:33 (edited)
    No
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +2
    I really don't think so. Wealthy people always seem to have something new to complain about, and if anything they have to worry more because of having all of that money.
    I mean how would you be able to tell who your real friends are, and who is just using you for your money? That would make me paranoid.
  • Kris 2013/04/15 15:22:28
  • tytyvyllus 2013/04/15 15:18:30
    Yes
    tytyvyllus
    +1
    even though I don't this the capacity for happiness is driven by socioeconomic conditions. I think that people who can take care of their creature comforts/necessities worry less.
  • ~Sunshine~ 2013/04/15 15:18:02
    No
    ~Sunshine~
    +1
    Because one of my best friend is rich and she is always sad, stressed out or worrying about something.
  • Hakking 2013/04/15 15:12:33
  • Messenger Hakking 2013/04/15 16:20:53 (edited)
    Messenger
    +1
    being mobile is not being happy
  • Hakking Messenger 2013/04/15 16:41:48
  • Messenger Hakking 2013/04/15 18:08:12
    Messenger
    +1
    nothing you say has any logic or rational thought to address.
  • Sónia Raquel Cruz Ferreira 2013/04/15 15:03:23
    No
    Sónia Raquel Cruz Ferreira
    +1
    They only have what is less important to obtain happiness: money.
  • Hakking Sónia R... 2013/04/15 15:13:46
  • Messenger Hakking 2013/04/15 16:21:51
    Messenger
    +3
    money does not change anything about heart ache, sorry, pain or death.
  • Hakking Messenger 2013/04/15 16:43:05
  • Messenger Hakking 2013/04/15 18:14:13
    Messenger
    +3
    Getting the best of material things does not change emotional pain.

    The things I named were NOT material things they were physical and emotional. Money does not change emotions or physical pain.

    Only a brain dead moron could not comprehend that a Maserati is not capable of healing cancer or taking away the excruciating chronic pain from that before death!
  • rchie 2013/04/15 14:47:29
    No
    rchie
    +2
    they may have money.,, money can't buy happiness.
  • Hakking rchie 2013/04/15 15:15:41
  • L1 2013/04/15 14:21:03
    No
    L1
    +1
    No, but they have more access to those who could help them out....
  • Smokey 2013/04/15 14:05:32
    No
    Smokey
    +2
    75% of the world population are on the poverty line, and I had the opportunity to visit these countries, and for the most part, they were happy people. Material things do not bring you happiness. Look at these people below:

    bernie maydoff

    michael jackson

    charlie sheen

    lindsey lohan
  • rand 2013/04/15 14:02:16
    Yes
    rand
    +2
    Research has indicated that those in poverty are generally the only group less happy than those living in wealth. With all other classes, the differences are neglible.
  • Hakking rand 2013/04/15 15:17:53
  • rand Hakking 2013/04/15 20:04:45 (edited)
    rand
    +1
    The wealthy are neither more nor less happy than the middle class according to statistically analyzed self-reports of "happiness". I think the common belief about the wealthy is in accord with Christ's "eye of the needle" message, BUT values and approaches to life taken by those of the middle class are so similar that they're no more happy. I'm a fan of Warren Buffett; no so much of Leona Helmsley.
  • Suni 2013/04/15 13:48:09
    No
    Suni
    +3
    not necessarily, but not having to worry about having enough money to meet basic needs would bring happiness to a lot of people, myself included.
  • ray 2013/04/15 13:45:44
    No
    ray
    +1
    Each pursue those things that make them happy .

    To be force to live in a New York Penthouse for me would be a living Hell.
    A lot of Wealthy people dream of it as a Goal .

    We each make our choices , Most achieve what they desired .
  • Hakking ray 2013/04/15 15:19:15 (edited)
  • ray Hakking 2013/04/15 15:42:28
    ray
    +2
    how did you ever derive such absolutes ?
    ( notice the term " a lot " )
    There have been rich who lived in filth and Slums , yet they are few in number .
  • Hakking ray 2013/04/15 15:55:01
  • DutchHeretic Native non-Ame... 2013/04/15 13:38:31
    Yes
    DutchHeretic Native non-American
    +2
    How about this:
    Does not having to worry about if you have something to eat tomorrow make you happy ?
    Does not having to worry if you will still have a roof over your head next week make you happy ?
    Does not having to worry hospital bills make you happy ?
    Does not having to worry about your heating bill make you happy ?

    "money does not make you happy" is just a SHUT UP remark without any value at all..
  • Messenger DutchHe... 2013/04/15 16:31:18
    Messenger
    +3
    Being rich cannot buy your good health
    it cannot buy your loyal friends
    it cannot buy you love
    it cannot buy you peace of mind
    it cannot buy you respect

    It can only get your superficial and mindless materialistic junk
  • DutchHe... Messenger 2013/04/15 20:24:52
    DutchHeretic Native non-American
    +1
    so better being poor and miserable ?
  • Messenger DutchHe... 2013/04/17 02:34:01 (edited)
    Messenger
    How said being poor made anyone miserable?

    Happiness is a state of mind, it has nothing to do with possessions.
  • DutchHe... Messenger 2013/04/17 09:00:30
  • cb 2013/04/15 13:35:36
    No
    cb
    +4
    Not necessarily happier, but they are a hell of a lot more comfortable in their misery.
  • Shifting Piece 2013/04/15 13:34:50
    No
    Shifting Piece
    +3
    Not necessarily.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2013/04/15 13:25:49
    Yes
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +4
    Statistically, yes they are. Having money, you don't have to worry about things like being able to put food on the table for your family, paying the rent to keep a roof over their head, or worrying about your child becoming sick and not having the money to cover it.

    I'm not saying that rich people don't have their own set of problems or that poor people can't be happy. It's just that not having money brings much more burdens in this type of society.
  • Kitty 2013/04/15 13:22:23
    Yes
    Kitty
    +4
    They have a better chance of fulfilling their dreams. Unfortunately planet earth spins on a coin & just about everything costs money. All people have problems but the rich have "different" kinds of problems than the poor do.

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