Money cannot buy happiness
Good morning/afternoon fellow students and M. Nolan-Wood. Today I will be persuading you guys that money cannot buy happiness.
Happiness is defined as an emotional state that indiciates our satisfaction with life; a measure of how favorable we perceive the overall quality of our lives to be. Nowadays all we ever worry about is getting dressed to go to school OR work and driving through traffic in the car that we’re STILL paying for to EVENTUALLY get to the job that we need TO PAY for the clothes, AND the car, AND the house that lays vacant all day, so that we can eventually afford to live in it.
People have many stresses in life, however, most of them seem to revolve around money-Whether that be not having enough money or having all the wealth in the world is not significant as both lead to problems and stress- This is clearly shown by the 76% of American families that are living pay check to pay check and the long list of famous celebrities such as BraddPitt and AngelinaJolie, that have battled some serious depression!
You probably think that the happiest people live in the more wealthier countries such as Australia, Canada & the US, but survey’s have actually found that the world’s happiest people reside in Portorico and Mexico- Portorico has one of the highest murder rates as well as double digit unemployment; Mexico also has very high crime rates and continues to fight the war against drugs and gang violence.
Canada was rated 17th in the world in a survey regarding the happiness of the popoulation- It showed that 75% of Canadians were happy on a daily basis, which sounds like a pretty good stat, but you’re probably wondering, who ranked NUMBER 1? Iceland, a country that has a BELOW-AVERAGE NET-DISPOSABLE INCOME and experienced a finaaaaancial meltdown that was FAR WORSE than the one in the U.S. had the happiest population, where 94% of its people were genuinely and consistently happy with their