Giving money away makes me happy and study done shows I ain't alone

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by cold, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. cold


    People happier spending cash on others, study finds

    Money can buy you happiness – as long as you're spending it on someone else.

    In the third experiment, researchers gave subjects a $5 and $20 bill, with instructions to spend the money either on themselves or others.

    Again, researchers found people assigned to spend the money on others reported greater happiness.
  2. I wonder if losing money on others triggers the same happiness.
  3. cold


    you make a good point, there is actually a difference,

    buying someone something nice is a gift

    but losing money on someone means you invested in that person for your gain

    Big Difference
  4. I know it makes me happier when you give other people money.:D
  5. cold


    :D :D :D you dirty old trader
  6. I don't know anyone who is happier buying a BMW for their neighbor when they are driving a beat up K car.
  7. cold


    how old are you 12 ??

    talk within reason or go home, well you are already at home typing, but you can go to bathroom and lock yourself up

    the good thing about bathroom is that there is water there,

    hell you could stay there for 7 days if you had to :)

    you know how I got started in this biz
    by eating pigeon poo, THAT'S HOW :mad:
  8. Ahh......LOL I forgot what I was going to say.:D
  9. The happiness comes from the recipent aware you are giving them money.

    If you give money and nobody but you knows it I would guess the study would shows less happiness
  10. zdreg


    there is the pleasure of giving anonymous gifts of all sizes.
    #10     Mar 22, 2008