We’ve all heard the saying that money can’t buy happiness. Is it true? If you believe this, try telling this to someone who’s broke. If you don’t believe this, look up stories of rich people who are utterly depressed.
It doesn’t seem like there’s a clear cut answer, at least not one that applies to all people. As the video below shows, money CAN buy happiness but only if you spend it in the right ways.
The key to happiness is to just be happy. In order to be happy, you will need to think about the things that make you happy. When it comes to spending money, spend money on things that will come up when you think of happy memories. For most people, a vacation or spending a weekend with good friends will stick to their mind a lot longer than buying a nice pair of shoes.
I have a friend who spent several thousand dollars to take a vacation in the States. Her sister was supposed to go with her but she ended up using that money to put a down payment on a car instead. Once the vacation is over, my friend’s sister will still have the car and all my friend will have are memories but those memories will last far longer for her than her sister’s memory of a car she once had.