“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
If you think about it, really think about what makes you happy, it is never money. It is feelings. We hope money can help us buy those feelings, a week at the beach, riding in a fast car with the windows down and your favorite song turned up, an amazing dinner with a gorgeous view, but even those moments are made inside.
They are made great by the mood we’re in, the people we’re with, the decisions we’ve made to be good with the world. I don’t believe many people truly do think money buys happiness, but this other quote sums up the conundrum.
“”Money doesn’t buy happiness.” Uh, do you live in America? ‘Cause it buys a WaveRunner. Have you ever seen a sad person on a WaveRunner? Have you? Seriously, have you? Try to frown on a WaveRunner. You can’t!” – Daniel Tosh