Everyone has his own understanding of happiness, but many would agree that this cocktail needs such ingredients, like love, health, friendship … It is believed that these concepts (as distinct from any other) can not be bought for money.
And I think it is possible. Of course, there is no such shop, where you would buy health or friends. But a lot of money and a lot of happiness - not mutually exclusive, and very complementary.
How much money you need for happiness?
According to a study conducted by Yahoo, on average, a person needs 4 million 817 thousand 616 dollars to maintain a way of life he dreams of. In doing so, women need more than men to be happy - women’s happiness is worth 4.8 million dollars, while male - 4.7 million dollars.
Prodigality - not a sin?
But, in general, these notorious money are earned to be spent. The question - why, when and how much?
Wasting money, i.e. spending them foolhardy, is not necessary, but all of us did it. To a greater or lesser extent. And if you understand this complex issue, it still can be argued. What features of our character love of thrift and passion for prodigality reveal? Why some people are prone to it, and others - not. Who suffer from this disease more often? And if woman is a spender, how her man perceives this fact? In general, what it is and how to deal with it. Or not to fight?
Fly, money, fly!
We can not say that only women like wasting money. There are lots of neat, quiet, thrifty men and women, recording revenue and expenditure, a sort of granary book. They record every penny. They are able to save patiently. Others do not have patience to save money on something expensive.
When you meet a man can, of course, you can give yourself some gloss, especially if you want to impress. But keep in mind that later you will reap benefits of misunderstanding. Isn’t it better to share your approach to life with a loved one? Say you like shopping and making purchases. As for details: how often to go and how much money to spend, you can negotiate gradually. No matter how boring this may sound, too much water drowned the miller.
If you know you should save some amount for purchase of apartments, car, new furniture, expensive ware - forget about highrolling! Just do not take a lot of money. Exactly enough to buy food and not to spend on unnecessary accidentally. Away from temptation!
More emotionally excited woman try to “eat” stress with something delicious or buy something to please themselves. And really - it is a fairly effective way. You need to please yourself. But you also should think about interests of other family members.
Why do we need money?
Scientists from the University of Michigan worked with 478 disabled Americans, who need help for simplest actions, more than 9 years. Interviewees reported that money allowed them significantly improving their welfare, experience sadness and loneliness rarer.
What is happiness?
Researchers from University of Pennsylvania investigated the data of opinion polls conducted from 1972 to 2002, found that happiness for Americans - is realization that they are not bad in comparison with their colleagues or neighbors. That is to be happy man needs friends, preferably poor.
The purpose of the research of sociologists was clarifying the question what is central to the notion of happiness: what you can buy for money (an absolute effect), or a comparison of their income to others’ income (relative effect). Report entitled “Relative Income and Happiness: gedonizm track in American public consciousness” was presented at the annual meeting of American Sociological Association.
A man is constantly trying to compare his income to what is available to people of his age group. Thus, level of one’s happiness is based on how much money he receives in comparison with his peers. Scientists concluded that definition of happiness includes both absolute and relative effects, but the latter played a big role - the richer people are than their peers, the happier they feel.
The study used data of polls conducted from 1972 to 2002. People of age from 20 to 64 years participated in surveys. The findings were made on the basis of one of the options for answers - “very happy”, “rather happy” and “not very happy.”
I previously believed that we have inherited love to run on stores from poverty. When many generations grew up in terrible shortages of everything. But on the other hand, there are lots of women living behind broad backs of rich husbands. They also have a great passion for shopping.
So the thing is in nature: not very rich, not very mature, quite limited. So spenders that conceal this passion from their fans are right. Otherwise, they will not marry…