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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby tangirl » March 20th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Reverse milz.z.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby tangirl » March 20th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Louey wrote:
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Salty why do you care so much about what we think? Don't say you don't because if you didn't you would post something and move on instead of defending it for so long. So why do you care what we thing and why do you try to impress us?


Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black? :P


Oh, but i think Andy has shown that he values our opinions and respects us as people. Salty repeatedly says that he doesn't take anything here seriously.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby ghoti » March 20th, 2012, 5:49 pm

Salty Dog wrote:Money makes the world go 'round Hank..................do you really not believe that??


No more than I believe money is the root of all evil.

It's like you see a tree and the leaves turn brown and fall off, so you believe that the color brown makes them fall off. What I've been saying is that there are other factors -- like shorter days and colder weather -- that cause the leaves to fall and turn brown.

Philosophically, I think this is important. Otherwise one might go just for the money and not for all the stuff that really makes us happy and, incidentally, gets us the money. Going for money without regard for the real reasons for our happiness does precipitate a lot of evil, IMO.

I'll disagree with Fishtanker here. It is worthwhile to ponder the things that get us money and happiness. I'm sorting that out for myself. I don't imagine that you are going to change one bit - at least not in the direction I am pointing here.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby Louey » March 20th, 2012, 5:49 pm

tangirl wrote:
Louey wrote:
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Salty why do you care so much about what we think? Don't say you don't because if you didn't you would post something and move on instead of defending it for so long. So why do you care what we thing and why do you try to impress us?


Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black? :P


Oh, but i think Andy has shown that he values our opinions and respects us as people. Salty repeatedly says that he doesn't take anything here seriously.


No doubt.

I just think its funny that someone that is going toe to toe with salty then calls him out for doing the same thing.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby _Andy » March 20th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Louey wrote:
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Salty why do you care so much about what we think? Don't say you don't because if you didn't you would post something and move on instead of defending it for so long. So why do you care what we thing and why do you try to impress us?


Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black? :P


Not really - I like everyone here and I share the good, bad, and the ugly. I feel like I am communicating with my friends.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby seven » March 20th, 2012, 7:03 pm

You are completely, 100%, absolutely unique...just like everybody else.

It's all fun and games till someone gets thier eye poked out...then it's one-eyed fun and games.

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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby _Andy » March 20th, 2012, 8:00 pm

Proof Salty is right:

Oh lordy he'll quote that to death...
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby seven » March 20th, 2012, 8:14 pm

_Andy wrote:Oh lordy Proof Salty is right


Hey, I only quoted the words you wrote...

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby _Andy » March 20th, 2012, 8:18 pm

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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby gottaknow » March 20th, 2012, 8:40 pm

Salty Dog wrote:
gottaknow wrote:The academic world has actually studied this subject quite a bit.



We know :wink:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... chers.html



Why money really can buy you happiness: Cash is the most important factor in making us feel content, say researchers

By Eleanor Harding

Last updated at 12:39 AM on 16th January 2012

He spent millions trying to measure national wellbeing.

Now researchers say the Prime Minister needn’t have bothered as they already know what makes us happy – and it doesn’t take a genius to guess the answer.

Money – and lots of it – is the most important factor in a person’s happiness, according to a comprehensive think tank report

Findings by the Institute of Economic Affairs show that happiness levels correlate with the amount of wealth a person accumulates. And, in contrast to popular belief, it does not level off when the assets reach a certain threshold.

The report, by a dozen academics from around the world, has dismissed David Cameron’s strategy of promoting happiness over other objectives.

It suggests he would have done far better to invest the time and money into simply making us all better off by boosting Britain’s flatlining GDP.

Philip Booth, editorial director at the IEA, told The Sunday Times: ‘The Government is spending money on collecting happiness statistics in order to promote government policies to try to increase national happiness.

'This is a flawed policy and based on a complete misconception.’

Follow the money: David Cameron's strategy to promote happiness will not be as effective as working on increasing GDP, say experts
Drawing from an array of data from 126 countries, the report is published today to coincide with ‘Blue Monday’, which has been identified as the most miserable day of the year because of factors including weather, time of year and debt levels.

Its most controversial finding contradicts the widely-held belief that above a certain income level, people do not become any happier.

The theory, conceived in 1974 by wellbeing expert Richard Easterlin, claimed that happiness stagnates when income rises beyond a certain level.

And two years ago, a study at Princeton University claimed to have found that wellbeing stopped increasing at £58,700 – with an increase of as much as a third making little difference.

But the report, The Pursuit of Happiness, condemns the theory as a ‘myth’ and ‘fake’. It argues a 20 per cent rise in income has the same impact on wellbeing irrespective of how much wealth the person has initially.

It states: ‘No country is rich enough to have hit a satiation point, if such a point exists.

‘These findings are robust and use an extremely rich set of data. Richer individuals are happier with their lives.’

The report says this holds true for 140 countries studied, in which ‘the relationship between income and satisfaction is remarkably similar’.

The report’s authors include British academics as well as those from Spain, America, Holland and Denmark.

It is likely to dismay Downing Street, as it suggests there is little hope of improving Britons’ mood unless the economy improves.

GDP is expected to show growth of just 0.1 per cent at best later this month.

David Cameron said six years ago it was ‘time to admit there’s more to life than money’ and has talked much about promoting wellbeing while in office.

Last year, he announced plans to spend £2m a year finding out how to measure wellbeing, focussing on ‘all those things that make life worthwhile’.

A pilot study found three-quarters of people rate their life satisfaction at seven out of 10.

The concept of measuring happiness was first tried out in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan 40 years ago by its then king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who said progress should be measured by Gross National Happiness.

In the last four decades, similar ideas have been taken on board by governments around the world, who have implemented policies aimed at promoting wellbeing rather than income

Don't forget to check the other links on your resource page Salty, some of the other stories are Fark worthy. :D I wonder if Lindsay Lohans porn star banging link is as credible as yours. You seem to have convienently avoided your article credibility as well as my video you scoffed at by a proffesor of business, as Matt indicated perhaps you didn't care for his accent. You never answered my question why you thought it was a joke. Was it because there were no porn story links like your resource?

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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby _Andy » March 20th, 2012, 8:44 pm

I like the cartoon from the link too...

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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby Magilla Gorilla » March 20th, 2012, 9:15 pm

I got your happiness... RIGHT HERE!
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby wings » March 20th, 2012, 10:18 pm

Actually, I believe there was a study done that kind of proves both Salty and myself correct - to a degree. There is a plateau effect of where a given salary actually alludes to happiness. But after a certain amount of money, happiness no longer is part of the equation. I know someone who can probably point me to that study. ....I'll try to find it.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby EddyP » March 20th, 2012, 10:22 pm

wings wrote:Actually, I believe there was a study done that kind of proves both Salty and myself correct - to a degree. There is a plateau effect of where a given salary actually alludes to happiness. But after a certain amount of money, happiness no longer is part of the equation. I know someone who can probably point me to that study. ....I'll try to find it.

I think you're right. It was posted a while back.



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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby _Andy » March 20th, 2012, 10:24 pm

_Andy wrote:It takes a certain amount of money for the average person to have the chance at happiness - enough to feed, clothe, and have adequate shelter. After these things are met more money may not make you happier. A broken heart is a broken heart no matter how much you have, same for health, family, friends, etc...


It is much easier to fake happiness with lots of money though...


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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby Wazzel » March 20th, 2012, 10:26 pm

EddyP wrote:
wings wrote:Actually, I believe there was a study done that kind of proves both Salty and myself correct - to a degree. There is a plateau effect of where a given salary actually alludes to happiness. But after a certain amount of money, happiness no longer is part of the equation. I know someone who can probably point me to that study. ....I'll try to find it.

I think you're right. It was posted a while back.



Can someone please call somebody a nasty name or post a picture of some titties so this thread will die?


Your a butt head.

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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby EddyP » March 20th, 2012, 10:27 pm

Wazzel wrote:
EddyP wrote:
wings wrote:Actually, I believe there was a study done that kind of proves both Salty and myself correct - to a degree. There is a plateau effect of where a given salary actually alludes to happiness. But after a certain amount of money, happiness no longer is part of the equation. I know someone who can probably point me to that study. ....I'll try to find it.

I think you're right. It was posted a while back.



Can someone please call somebody a nasty name or post a picture of some titties so this thread will die?


Your a butt head.

Feel better?

Nah, we need something more nasty to get the admins pissed off.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby tangirl » March 20th, 2012, 10:30 pm

Flippy doo off, you effing pig.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby Louey » March 20th, 2012, 10:31 pm

_Andy wrote:
Louey wrote:
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Salty why do you care so much about what we think? Don't say you don't because if you didn't you would post something and move on instead of defending it for so long. So why do you care what we thing and why do you try to impress us?


Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black? :P


Not really - I like everyone here and I share the good, bad, and the ugly. I feel like I am communicating with my friends.


Okay. So if understand you correctly, you consider Salty your friend?

I hope you do. I do. I think of this as like arguing amongst siblings. Sometimes it gets ugly. Sometimes ridiculous. But it's fun.
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Re: Guess I was right........money does buy happiness

Postby Wazzel » March 20th, 2012, 10:35 pm

EddyP wrote:
Wazzel wrote:
EddyP wrote:
wings wrote:Actually, I believe there was a study done that kind of proves both Salty and myself correct - to a degree. There is a plateau effect of where a given salary actually alludes to happiness. But after a certain amount of money, happiness no longer is part of the equation. I know someone who can probably point me to that study. ....I'll try to find it.

I think you're right. It was posted a while back.



Can someone please call somebody a nasty name or post a picture of some titties so this thread will die?


Your a butt head.

Feel better?

Nah, we need something more nasty to get the admins pissed off.


I am an admin. I think I have made enough of a fool of myself in this thread. Thank you very much.
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