e have been hearing the quote that money can’t buy you happiness whereas on the other front, it seems a myth that we have grown up with. An author says it is a delusion the poor cling to and the rich find comical. He goes on further to say that money does buy happiness and the money equals freedom, the highest form of happiness. Actually both the situations merge with one another, in that money buys you things which make you happy but at the same time the happiness at the end of the day is feeling contented with what you have. And often we don’t feel contented in luxuries or privileges we have. Plus, prerequisite things like love and sharing of emotional bond can’t be purchased. Looking at the former case, it has been scientifically proven that money can release certain chemicals in the brain that are associated with happiness. One of the neurotransmitters that is attributed with making us feel in high spirits is dopamine. According to a new study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life. “Money can be a tool to motivate you to achieve major milestones in your life, which can make you feel happier in the long run”.
It has also been researched that people earning above $75000 feel more satisfied with how their life has worked out .Moreover, in another research it has been found that the average life satisfaction of people living in wealthier nations is higher to poorer nations. Conversely, looking at the later case, happiness is also about contentment and love. Our ability to have meaningful connections with others and being filled with gratitude is also the recipe for happiness. In a study it has been found out that people with true friends and closed ones are more likely to live longer and suffer less from cardiac diseases and depression. Charity also makes us feel good. Henceforth, we can say that we need both things in balance for a happy and peaceful life. When you want to express your genuine love to your dear ones money can amp up the game and make you feel happy that you were able to do something for them. So having money to a certain point contributes considerably to your feelings of well being but obviously you need to make other right choices in your life to keep your conscience happy.