Well it can sometimes, but are people that have money happy, are rich better people than I am. Just having money can't make you happy all the time. I should know I have money I am happy but I know people of have loads of money but hate them selfs.
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Money dosn't make me happy but having no money at all makes me depressed.
Research shows that it does make a difference up to a point, but once you have enough to cover all the essential, each extra pound makes less and less difference.
Stephen Fry said, in The Stars' Tennis Balls:
"Money is to happiness as aeroplane is to Australia. While the aeroplane is clearly not Australia, it remains the only logical way we know of getting there."
I interpret this to mean that money is much less important in New Zealand, where they can get the boat.
Give me a load of money and i'll let you know the results.
I'm happier when I have money. As I'm not exactly the most well off person to walk this earth, I love the times when I'm not trying to live to a strict budget. Though to always have extra money floating around.... don't think I'd be overly happy too long before the novelty wore off and I started spending too much to make myself poor again.
its does to an extent. if you have no money to have basic standards of living then it can make you unhappy for sure. also if you live/know people around you who have more money thats makes a visual difference to their life compared to yours (ie: bigger house, nicer cars more holidays etc) then that could be depressing.
however if you have money that maintains a comfortable standard of living (thats relative, some people may be happy living in a campervan for eg) then its other factors (family,friends, good job) that would prob have an increased effect on your happiness