Re: Study shows money increases happiness

From: John Grigg (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 03:57:21 MST

G.P. wrote:
>Money increases happiness??? Is it really so??? I >can't believe it!!!

If you have your health, than money comes next as a priority!

>J. R. Molloy wrote,
>> From: "Mike Lorrey" <>
>> > Not to mention Hal's claim is false. Just heard on the radio today of a
>> > British study of the impact of wealth on health and happiness, which
>> > found that increased wealth correlated directly with an increase in
>> > mental health and happiness/self esteem.

I remember a sociology class in college where my professor delighted in sharing with us the various advantages the financially well-off can give their children(as if it were almost evil to do so). I think this man was a closet marxist! lol

I can clearly understand how increased wealth allows for better physical and mental health. Enough money can definitely move you toward your life goals!! I do think that a person can attain a certain level of wealth where they reach a place of diminishing returns. Does it matter to these factors whether you earn ten grand or fifty grand a year? You better believe it! But does it matter whether you make a half million or a half billion a year??

I think when a person reaches a certain very high level of financial power, that the increased wealth is not all that important unless they are a driven empire builder and/or a very generous philanthropist.

And will even they be all that happier than the content upper middle-class person? I admit they will be far more able to turn grand goals into concrete reality. Doing that must be quite a rush!

I like the old saying, "money doesn't matter much unless you're poor!" Another one I get a kick out of is, "money may not make you happy, but at least you can be miserable in comfort."

I loved it when Max More admitted on the list he wanted to be rich one day. Hey, he does hang with the right sort of people for it!

best wishes,


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