Everyone possesses different perspectives of happiness from their own contexts and experience. Some of the financially richest people in the world cannot buy back people who have disappeared from their lives or decisions they have made that they may regret.
A massive example of this is the story of world renowned boxer Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1986, at age 20. He later lost the title and served three years in prison over rape charges. Once sitting on a fortune of 400 million dollars, a number of tragic deaths of family members coupled with a number of poor life decisions caused him only to see the whole sum of the money disappear after squandering it all on lavish purchases such as many million dollar mansions and cars as well as being succumbed to drug addiction, and was later forced to file for bankruptcy.
Mike Tyson is an example of someone who has so much that they don’t know what to do with it, then they may become greedy. This would make their life all about money, therefore consuming them in their obsession to wanting more and more.
Money can only temporarily buy happiness, but true happiness comes from loved ones and learning to be content in life without always searching for that something more.
Nonetheless, the poorer a person is, the more precarious his life and
happiness. Lower depths of poverty mean greater vulnerability, greater likelihood of being pulled away from preferred pursuits to tame threats to minimal well-being. A poor person might have to take a second job to pay for a needed medical procedure, for example. The less wealth one has to draw on, the larger an ongoing concern fulfilling life’s basic requirements. A modicum of money is necessary as human beings have physical needs.
can buy you happiness if your basic needs are not met, but once that threshold is crossed, and mind moves into the territory of creating artificial needs, then acquiring money can become an end in itself and a vicious cycle is established where more and more money is needed to fulfill more and more artificial needs that never end or create lasting fulfilment. Although money still matters in the world and without any of it would be very difficult to survive, money itself only buys pleasures and materialistic things, rather than happiness.
people may become fixated on pursuing further material gains and engaging in social comparisons – which can lower well-being
materialistic items aren’t important in the long run. What is important is nurturing relationships, discovering new things and the continuation of doing things that make one happy despite what others think or say.
Wealthy people tend to be more narcissistic and think they’re more able and skilled than the average person.
Arrogance has taken over people’s minds as a result of money and as a result tend to place themselves on a pedestal, often but not in all cases regarding themselves as higher class and degrading others as if they aren’t even human.
Relationships can be tormented for example people will start approaching because they know you have money and the added stress of having to meticulously filter through everyone that approaches you and claims to want to be your ‘friend’, whether they actually mean it from the heat or are just chasing the money.
It can destroy the the thought that rich people place on others through
Happiness is a feeling we find within our own selves as human beings. An object should not be able to define that happiness. Money can satisfy materialistic wants but can never meet human needs for friendship, love, and companionship. Money can make life easier, but an easy life isn’t always a happy life. Many rich people may feel a strong sense of isolation from the world and their loved ones, while people who earn only a fraction of the others may feel more connected and loved by the world around them. Rich people have family problems. Some family problems occur when all you think or care about is money. You’ll become too greedy and selfish to even care for your family. Money has its advantages, especially when used well in a person’s context, but ultimately can only buy things for one’s pleasure and not be able to connect or delve deep into their feelings and emotional connections with themselves as well as others.
Wealth is a materialistic cycle of being better than others. It is a desire that needs to be channelized properly or else it would only destroy a person