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    How does it feel being rich and have everything at your fingertips? Would you ever get bored or always find something new to do?
    I have this thought, and I think that money doesn't always bring happiness.
    What do you guys think?
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    (Original post by robotico2014)
    How does it feel being rich and have everything at your fingertips? Would you ever get bored or always find something new to do?
    I have this thought, and I think that money doesn't always bring happiness.
    What do you guys think?
    Money can never bring happiness. Yes you can spend money and have all the luxury in the world but it won't buy you happiness. Why d'you think the richest of people are depressed etc even when they have so much money? Because money can't bring them genuine happiness. It might feel amazing not to stress about financial things since you've got all the money in the world but it can never buy you feelings including happiness. This is my opinion on this.
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    (Original post by robotico2014)
    How does it feel being rich and have everything at your fingertips? Would you ever get bored or always find something new to do?
    I have this thought, and I think that money doesn't always bring happiness.
    What do you guys think?
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    (Original post by robotico2014)
    How does it feel being rich and have everything at your fingertips? Would you ever get bored or always find something new to do?
    I have this thought, and I think that money doesn't always bring happiness.
    What do you guys think?
    You get bored. I buy things and drink to heal boredom and "depression". But it's an ephemeral relief. However, it does help me in some way: I travel, discover new expensive restaurants, bars and clubs, buy luxury things and have them wrapped as a present to make me feel like I deserve them... Having a purpose helps more, that purpose being virtue/wisdom (in the stoic sense) should solve the problem altogether.

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    No one has literally everything*. You'd have to ask a multi-billionaire to get a close approximation.

    *Except for the sage (=me obviously**), who understands that material possession is of no true importance and that happiness is in contentment. If you place happiness outside of yourself, in material objects, you'll never be satisfied, you'll always feel you lack something.

    **I'm working on it.
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    You get bored. I buy things and drink to heal boredom and "depression". But it's an ephemeral relief. However, it does help me in some way: I travel, discover new expensive restaurants, bars and clubs, buy luxury things and have them wrapped as a present to make me feel like I deserve them... Having a purpose helps more, that purpose being virtue/wisdom (in the stoic sense) should solve the problem altogether.


    No one has literally everything*. You'd have to ask a multi-billionaire to get a close approximation.

    *Except for the sage (=me obviously**), who understands that material possession is of no true importance and that happiness is in contentment. If you place happiness outside of yourself, in material objects, you'll never be satisfied, you'll always feel you lack something.

    **I'm working on it.
    Hehe

    Well, you're the only user I know that has at least some wealth, hence the tag.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
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    That was my quickest rep, did you do it out of trust, being well aware of the superb quality of my posts?
    Always out of trust

    I read very quickly.
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    Like what others said, it can't buy you happiness. Only materialistic things.

    Yes, you have the opportunity to experience the world and travel, taste the best food, etc.

    But, I feel that relationships can be tough as well. A lot of people (from my experience and through observation) take advantage of those who are wealthy and try to be 'friends' when it really isn't real and true friendship.
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    Wanting something is so much better than having it. I remember as a kid wanting a toy car ferry. Every time I went to the shops with my mum I would stare at it for what seemed like hours but was probably 2 minutes at a time. I got it for Christmas. As with most toys, it was anti-climatic at best. There is a part of me that would like to have lots of money. It would be nice to decorate the house, fix the roof and have a new kitchen, but it is only stuff. It is my family that make me happy and having enough money not to work and spend more time with them would be wonderful. But I couldn't give two hoots about things. They mean nothing to me.
 
 
 
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