Yes, money can buy happiness
No, money cannot buy happiness
Money buys prostitutes, prostitutes lead to sexual intercourse, and sexual intercourse released the neurotransmitters associated with pleasure.
Not just having a large amount of money; but using that money to 'buy' a good lifestyle for yourself and those you care about. You will be a lot less happy with a million dollars and nobody to share it with than if you just had people who you care about and who care about you. But you'll be a lot happier with both those people *and* a million dollars.
Life's a lot easier with money, and out of the two, I'd sure as hell rather be UNHAPPY with money than without it. That being said, humans have this mental thermostat that makes sure our emotions even out. It's evolutionary. So, we always have these: little problems, normal problems and big problems; and similar levels of things that make us happy. This is true for any situation we find ourselves in. This is why we hear things like "hey THIS bothers you so much? look at XX, he just found out he's got cancer" or look at all these people who don't have anything to eat". We generally understand the point but somehow it doesn't make our problems less problematic. We don't feel happier just because there a lot of people in a much worse situation. Money won't provide an answer in this case, because there is no answer. We are hard-coded in such a way, than we cannot achieve permanent happiness - without this mechanism we would long have perished in natural selection. So no, money cannot buy happiness, but look paragraph one.
No, but you can buy ice cream, and that's close.
Materialism is not happiness. Examples: Movie stars, athletes, singers and the like are often times drug addict and in scandals and end up bankrupt...why? The money was a band aide for the unresolved underlying cause of their pain. I had a comfortable amount of money and a lot of nice material things for 30 years of marriage, but it wasn't until my husband left did I realize just how much he had sucked the life out of me. I am 'poor' now, but I went back to school, got my PhD, go where I want, do what I want, and I am happy for the first time in my LIFE.
the true is money cannot by actual happiness, yes indeed it can bring things that might trigger such emotions withing a person, but it all depends on how much value that person puts on that items. for example, you have all the money in the world. it is how you use it that will bring happiness to you. if you take your friends out to a movie, it does not matter how much money you spend, you will still get the same happiness as to someone who came in for free, people mistakenly think if they have lots of money they will be happy. but happiness is what you make of it, their are people around the world who have never toughed money in their whole life, yet they are more happy then the president of the united state.