One of the most common — and, in our opinion, most ridiculous — money maxims you might find yourself often hearing is “Money can’t buy happiness.”
In theory, this is a very sweet sentiment. What people are trying to say here, it seems, is that material things aren’t as important in life as things like family, friends, and other meaningful relationships you may have. That’s a nice thought, and it is certainly true that there does come a point where excess wealth stops contributing to overall happiness, and other things need to step in and fill those gaps. But the truth of the matter is that happiness — true happiness — is simply not easy to achieve if you don’t have enough money to afford the day-to-day basic necessities of life. We’re not saying that you can only be happy if you have enough money to buy a designer purse; we’re saying that without enough money to feel comfortable and secure in the most basic ways (like being able to afford food, shelter, and healthcare without worrying), it is hard to be happy.
In this week’s video over on the TFD YouTube channel, Chelsea discusses seven specific ways money contributes to your happiness. In the video, she explains why the “building blocks” to happiness are only truly accessible to people who have the money to afford them, and why it is such a problem when people (especially people with money) condescendingly tell others that money can’t buy happiness. It totally can. And if you want to find out how and why, head over to the channel to check out the video:
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