Aristotle says, imagine if you had everything. A mansion full of cars and money and boats and luxurious food and just everything, but you take away friends, you take away loved ones, you just have your money and stuff...would you be happy?
do you think happiness is objective? do you believe that happiness has an objective standard? or is it subjective? some people are fine working a little over minimum wage and just making love.
money is a means to things, it is not an end in itself.
money is power, some believe, and they hold that it can make individuals do things they normally would not
but money can't make you go against your values so pretty powerless in that regard (if they are truly values)...
can you pay someone to LOVE you? can you buy FRIENDS?
here are some things money can't buy but may bring happiness
-virtues/values (hard work, humility, courage)
-understanding of theoretical knowledge
-truly mutual cuddling
between the physical and the intellectual pleasures, anyone who's had both, knows which is greater...
money is needed, few would argue against this, it CAN "buy" happiness because certain things make us happy, food, shelter, insurance, items, using our money to be generous, but there are somethings that money cannot touch or reach