By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) — Does money buy happiness? While the typically accepted answer to this age-old question is “no,” it’s difficult to deny that money offers a certain amount of flexibility in life—which may in turn make way for happiness. While Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name has nearly become synonymous with young money in America, he believes that happiness is not achieved by having the latest gadgets or having the biggest house on the block, but rather by helping others and ideally doing it alongside the people he loves.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Zuckerberg said he thinks lots of people confuse happiness with fun. He added that he didn’t believe it is possible to have fun every day, but that it is possible to do something meaningful that helps people every day. Zuckerberg may be onto something here. According to a recent article in TIME, money can only “buy” happiness if used in certain ways. As the article explains, these include the following:
“Even though I grew up in a poor neighborhood, when I think back to my youth I remember being happy every day,” says legendary financial analyst and soon-to-be-published author Harry Edelson. “It’s the memories of my friends and family that stick with me after all these years.”
In his upcoming book, Positivity: How To Be Happier, Healthier, Smarter, and More Prosperous, Edelson explains how he came to be known as “Happy Harry,” and details how his readers can reach the same degree of happiness.
“Some people who have achieved a certain level of wealth find it difficult to bounce back when setbacks occur,” adds Edelson. “Developing a positive mindset will ensure happiness through all of life’s ups and downs, no matter what your annual income is or what challenges life throws in your path.” Positivity is due out in late September 2015 and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.