Money doesn’t make the world’s richest people happy
What do you do when you have a lot of money? Buy new jewelry, villa, luxury homes and cars? Yes, maybe that line is in our minds when we have a lot of money. However, believe or not, money may not necessarily make you happy. Why is that?
This can be seen from the figure of Bill Gates, the CEO of Microsoft is known as one of the richest people in the world. Of course, with that title he means having a lot of money. Buying a luxury car or a super-sophisticated residence would be familiar to Bill Gates. He can buy everything with the money in his account.
But it turns out, it’s not money that makes the father of three children happy. When asked in a forum on Reddit, the founder of Microsoft was asked what made him happy. The answer is related to his children.
“Someone said that if your children succeed is something very special and as a parent, I fully agree,” he wrote as reported by CNBC.
For your information, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates have three children. They are Jennifer (23), Rory (20) and Phoebe (17).
Besides of children, it turns out there are other things that also make Bill Gates happy, and we can be sure that it is not money.
“Following commitments to yourself like doing more exercise also increases your happiness,” he said.
On the other hand, Gates acknowledged that money also makes happier in certain things. For example, because he was already prosperous, he did not need to bother thinking about health or education costs, which often made it difficult for ordinary people.
“America needs to make these things affordable enough so that everyone can access them,” he said.
For some reason, so that happiness does not get Bill Gates from the amount of money he has. But most likely, a large amount of money also affects one’s satisfaction. In other words, you will not be able to enjoy something that you already have in large quantities.