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  • A.w
    A.w wrote:
    <p><img src="http://img.dl.e.weliveinchina.com/_tempimages/_outimages/536/cab046a3f17441f19bd9d48c5fecb2d7.jpg" alt="alt text" /></p> <p>The larger image<a href="http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1111/the-experiential-economy/flat.html">link text</a></p> <p>They say money can't buy you happiness, but if your money is spent on 'experiential purchases' and not consumer goods, then perhaps it can. Research from Cornell University has found that spending money on material goods only brings short term happiness, while experiences provide greater satisfaction long term.</p> <p>When buying consumer goods, shoppers deliberate about their purchases, doubt their choices and agonize over missed deals, leading to less satisfaction overall. Experiences, however, are more easily decided upon because they meet a set of expectations, and are therefore less painstakingly weighed against other options. They are also highly subjective, and thus less likely to be compared in a negative light to other choices.</p> <p>How a person views a purchase can also affect their satisfaction - for example, a person may see a box set of music materially, as a collection of CD's, or experientially, as hours of musical enjoyment.</p>
  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    How much money is much? Money would never buy happiness. Money can buy you materials. Money can buy experience for sure.

    Happiness is contentment, it's an attitude. One might be poor yet happy.

  • Nicole Webber
    Nicole Webber wrote:

    番 Money does not buy happiness!

    I can only say your statement ridiculous! I know a guy who won £3.5 million in the lottery (around 33 million RMB) If this person left the money in an account he would no seen any poverty in his lifetime. This person ended up broke in less than five years. One of his first mistakes he took three younger girls on a holiday. This is a 40 year old man, who ignored his good friends and :-

    1. Married a 17 year old girl that he slept with her twice.
    2. He bought a house for her just over half a million, plus the BMW, She divorced him within two years, she took for the house, the car and a million in settlement. I think this was the most expensive two screws at around three quarters of a million pounds each.
    3. He began using his money in failed business.

    There are other guys who have won a million pound or more in the Lottery and lost all their money within two years.

    Money distorts you way of life and can be a source of major unhappiness. ,

  • WeLiveInBeijingRess


    hard to find an example, maybe i will be the first one

    i just highly doubt that money is the way lead to happiness

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahahaha ... quoting the bible that early on a Sunday morning?

    Without turning this into a religious discussion ... I will just leave two Chinese sayings here:

    1. 钱,不是万能,但没有钱,却万万不能
    2. 钱,可以“搞定”(办妥)的问题,就不是问题
  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    I´m with the @Priest this time :P

    For our life´s happiness, what we are, (our personality, temperament, health, beauty, character, intelligence...) is absolutely primary and most essential than what a man has, or even what a man represents(fame, rank, reputation...). Because the truth is that a fool remains fool, a dullblockhead a dull blockhead, untill the end of his life, even If he was surrounded by wealth and luxurious.

    In the other hand, we live in a society of consume, so basicaly, the pursuit of happiness has become a bussiness.... each new product in the market is more easier to sell if they appear associated with the happiness (smily faces everywhere whispering, suggesting and promising that if we buy it, we will be happy... but after we bought it, and after a momentary feeling of delight, the feeling of unhappiness appears again, like a non-healing wound... in the end all this is like the tale of the donkey and the carrot

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  • WeLiveInBeijingRess


    my opinion is it is somehow VERY important if u r happy or not, seriously, in another word it's not ok to be not happy :D

  • Saint - Spartacus

    money can buy also a sadness ... buy the painful... ... it can buy a happiness for a while , a day , or a week ...

    money can also buy love , money is really sth powerful ... ...

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    Marx liked quote this passage from Timon of Athens by Shakespeare

    “Gold? Yellow, glittering, precious gold? No, Gods, I am no idle votarist! ... Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair , Wrong right, base noble, old young, coward valiant. ... Why, this Will lug your priests and servants from your sides, Pluck stout men’s pillows from below their heads: This yellow slave Will knit and break religions, bless the accursed; Make the hoar leprosy adored, place thieves And give them title, knee and approbation With senators on the bench: This is it That makes the wappen’d widow wed again; She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices To the April day again. Come, damned earth, Thou common whore of mankind, that put’st odds Among the rout of nations.”

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