Is Spending Money a Good Way To Gain Happiness?Author: Gia Vinh | Filed under: Appino, Grade 8, hum8, Writing
Many people think that money can brings you happiness. The evidence that proves this is “Shopping”. People think that shopping can really helps you gain happiness. My question is, does it?
Black Friday, 152 million people went crowds to shop, gained 14 million people more than in 2010. The shop was already crowned in the early morning. People were trying to find the perfect gifts for a perfect cost. “Research shows that Americans’ spending has increased over the past few decades as people literally try to buy happiness. Unsurprisingly, it’s not working.”
“ “[Shopping] is like a drug,” says James Roberts, a marketing professor at Baylor University. “Our brains releases chemicals like dopamine and serotonin which actually produce feelings of pleasure, and we can become addicted to those feelings. But money and material possessions will not bring you happiness, and not only that, they can cause more harm than good.” “
I was surprised because I never realize that shopping makes our brain to releases chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which produce the feelings of pleasure, and we can be addicted to those feeling. Wow! That sounds a bit scary.
So I think that the conclusion here is money can’t buy you happiness. You can still earn the happiness in another way. Try to imagine the people who are not able to afford the money for shopping. Why do they still have a happy, joyfulness life? There must be some other way to gain happiness in your life other than to shopping. Think about your family, why don’t you spend time for a vacation with your family other than to go shopping in a fancy mall that costs a lot of money. I think this idea might helps the people who are addicted to shopping, spend time with your family, do something meaningful. Use money wisely, don’t waste it.