This sculpture shows that, instead of holding the money or doing something with the money, this cartoon couple is holding each other in a dance on a bag of money. They found their happiness dancing with each other, excessively more than using the money to do something else that would make them happy .
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself.
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants." -- Benjamin Franklin
By Sarah Gervais, Associate Professor of Psychology explains in this novel that, "Being Rich Isn’t Necessarily the Path to Happiness". She also talks about how "Consider Spending Money on Others". What she means by this is, with all the money you have, instead of buying materialistic things for yourself. You should buy things for other people, to satisfy them. Its scientifically proven that giving to others provides a mass of self happiness. An example would be giving a homeless person money, or food.
In this photo you see that this man is happy with the money he has above his head. Whether that money is real, or really is his money. How long will that money last? and how long will he be able to buy his happiness before he goes under depression with the ammount of money he has, whether its too much or too little. Point being, money can buy temporary happiness, but once that money runs out. That happiness fades away.
"Can money buy happiness". If you ignore the language meek mill uses in this song, you can hear he talks about how he left hollywood. Tying into the theme of money being able to buy happiness but not for eternity. Meek mill made a lot of money during the time of releasing this track. Which was on May 8th of 2017, even though he made all this money he came back to where he grew up to support the people he grew up with. The money he made only made him happy for the time being, what made him happy was being able to USE that money to get his loved ones out of the poor spots they were in.