Happiness andmoney, both are important roles in human’s life. This will cause a question,the impact from money or from happiness, which has more benefit to human? It alsomeans which is more important between happiness and money? I do my research onthe Internet to find some books about this topic in online library and some journalson authoritative website, understanding the viewpoint of some scholar and whattheir research has proved. Through my research I think money is more importantthan happiness, because the benefit of money is greater than happiness.
Thepaper will give the answer to the question from three aspects, of which theimpact and significance of money on people and the relationship between moneyand happiness. Also, people can learn more about the knowledge and relationshipof money and happiness through this paper. IntroductionWiththe development of the country, the people in the country has become more andmore happy, because the people has ability to eat enough and wear warmly, it ismore convenient to live, and they have more chance to get more education andsome skills.
Every year, a report called World Happiness Report from SustainableDevelopment Solutions Network will rank most counties in the world according tothe degree of happiness of the people in their country, in 2017, Norway rankNO.1 in the international rankings, Demark rank NO.2, and Iceland rank NO.3 (Helliwell,J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J., 2017). The countries with higher ranking, ofwhich ranking is almost the same every year.
There is a fact in the happinessinternational rankings, most countries with higher ranking, of which GDP percapita is higher, which means that people in these countries are richer. Thatsituation makes people confused: Why this country that people in this countryare richer will be happier? Does this mean that money can produce happiness? Somepeople think that it is definitely true, others think that happiness never canbe measured by money. There are more and more compares between happiness andmoney. Therefore, a lot of people take this thing as argument, happiness andmoney, which is more important?Happinesscan relate well-being, quality of life, flourishing and contentment, ratherthan simply as an emotion (Graham, Michael C., 2014). Money is usuallyconsidered to be the payment of goods and services and the repayment of thedebt in a certain country or socio-economic background (Mishkin, Frederic S.,2007).
Happiness and money are essential to human beings. The argument is tryingto explain happiness and money which one have more positive impact to people.From my point of view, money is definitely more important than happiness,because money ensure the most basic life of people, is a goal for people toreach higher levels and money can produce happiness in some way.
The impact andsignificance of moneyHavingmoney can bring the most basic life to people, of which can be considered themost basic happiness. One point is said that people don’t need money to makethem happy, when people use their talents to work hard, they will be happier, whenthey use any effort, they are happier (Lee, S.A.
, 2006), so happiness isimportant than money. However, all these things are based on money. When moneyis used to help satisfy the basic needs (such as food, clean water), money ismost strongly, and it may only be related to happiness (Howell, R.T.
, Kurai,M.& Tam, L., 2013). If people have no money, they even can’t solve theproblem that they have no enough food and clothes to be full and warm.
It isvery difficult for people to have happiness that they can’t be full and warm. Itmeans that money is a necessary condition for happiness, having money willensure the normal life of people. In addition, after meeting the basic needs ofpeople, money also bring a lot of benefit to improve people’s life. Havingmoney, people can buy house, car and most of what they like, they have abilityto travel, or enjoy a lot of entertainment. What’s more, when people introuble, money play a very important role to solve the problem. Wealth giveseconomic security, it can make people pass through trouble at least in a periodof time, it also enables people to have money to cope with bad times and forinvestment purposes (Headey, B.
& Muffels, R.& Wooden, M., 2004). Forexample, money can ensure that people have ability to receive medical treatmentwhen they are ill, or they will worry about their health problem. There is alsoa very important reason here, money is one of the prerequisites for marriage.As a person who often see this situation, I would like to tell you that girlswon’t marry you easily if you have no money. Maybe as long as they love eachother and really feel happy, their marriage also can be successful, money doesnot matter, as long as they feel happy.
But this is unrealistic, in their life,inevitably there will be some problems because of money. Britt, S.L., S.
J. (2012) have done a research that shows that Money is an importantfactor in marital satisfaction. When they worry about that they don’t haveenough money, loving each other and feeling happy can’t solve problem. Thisproblem will make them more and more difficult to live, and may eventually leadto a broken marriage. Therefore, money definitely decide a lot of thing aboutpeople’s life, even their behavior, emotion and thought.
Money can bring food,clothes and basic needs of people’s life, which make people definitely have theprerequisites for happiness, so money is more important than happiness.