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    Money really doesn't buy happiness, study finds
    Feb 13 12:19 PM US/Eastern

    Money doesn't buy happiness, and now there's a study to prove it. Australian researchers found that people in well-off Sydney are among the most miserable in the country, while those in some of the poorest areas are much more satisfied with their lives.

    "Only at very, very high levels does money actually have any impact to act as a buffer," said Deakin University researcher Liz Eckerman.

    "Money doesn't actually buy happiness and that's what was shown very clearly for the nearly 23,000 people we've interviewed so far," she told ABC radio.

    The findings, collated since 2001, show that while there are no extremes of well-being in Australia, the happiest areas had a lower population, more people aged 55 or over, more women, more married people and less income inequality.

    The survey assessed a person's satisfaction with their standard of living, health, relationships, life achievement, safety, community connection and future security.

    Robert Cummins, a professor of psychology at Deakin who compiled the survey's scorecard, put the difference down to the higher cost of housing and high population density in cities.

    "People in these rural electorates often have the advantage of additional disposable income since the cost of living, particularly housing, tends to be reduced outside the cities," he told The Australian newspaper.

    Of the 150 national electorates surveyed, one of the nation's poorest, Wide Bay in rural Queensland, was among the happiest.

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    Um....until I participate in one of these studies myself.......BUUUUUUUUUUUULLSHIT!
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    Sign me up to test this out. Alright, all I need is a shitload of money and we can get this study startred.

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    Well, I would be a little happier if Brett would pay us mods a few cents more per closing than other sites.
    Just go for it!

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    Cheap bastard!!!

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    It is true: Money doesn't buy happiness. But it can buy the things that bring you happiness.

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    So where do we sign up to be a part of a study like this?? I wanna be one of the richies.

    I'll see it when I believe it.
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    wow amazing study........... look the kennedy's have money but they had nothing but bad luck family wise............

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Um....until I participate in one of these studies myself.......BUUUUUUUUUUUULLSHIT!

    No kidding.
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    Seems like only rich people say that.

    I'll take my chances..............

    To all those who are rich, but not happy, send ME your money and I will dispose of it properly so you can be happy again!

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    As I like to say, money can't buy you happiness, but it can make for one HELL of a down payment...
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    Wasn't it Dave who said (and I'm paraphrasing) " Money doesn't buy happiness, but it allows you to rent the speedboat that can pull you alongside it."

    The study is right though.
    Money can't buy happiness, it can buy toys though.
    And enough toys can make you happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150
    Wasn't it Dave who said (and I'm paraphrasing) " Money doesn't buy happiness, but it allows you to rent the speedboat that can pull you alongside it."

    The study is right though.
    Money can't buy happiness, it can buy toys though.
    And enough toys can make you happy.
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    As I like to say, money can't buy you happiness, but it can make for one HELL of a down payment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby
    It is true: Money doesn't buy happiness. But it can buy the things that bring you happiness.
    You bet!

 

 

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