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Topic: Money can bring happiness, do you agree or disagree? ( within 300 words, at least 250 words; IELTS for GENERAL TRAINING)
As the most significant
symptomsign of wealth, possessing a large sum of money has become a unique pursuit of many people, especially the younger generation, around the world.
In what sense is it unique if everyone around the world is doing it?
They are convinced
of that happiness can be bought by sufficient money. However, they could neglect the fact that happiness is not just determined by one factor but many others such as your friends, relatives, and pleasant experiences. InFrom my perspective, happiness does not always increase in direct ratio [proportion] to the rise [amount] of money.
Focusing on the illusion that money brings happiness may have an unexpected adverse effect that may lead to a misallocation of time. For instance, when someone reflects on how money would change their sense of well-being, they would probably be tempted to think about spending more time in leisurely pursuits such as seeing a three-dimensional movie or traveling abroad. But in reality, they would have to spend a large amount of time working and commuting and less time engaged in experienced happiness.
On the other hand, it is undeniable that money has a brief effect on life satisfaction, particularly after we have got enough money to satisfy our fundamental needs. For example, people who get richer
would feel they are better than their peers. Nevertheless, they will soon make richer friends. Therefore, their relative wealth will not beis not greater than it was before; people quickly get used to all new stuff their money can buy and the amount of money people say they need rises along with their income. Consequently, the endless and vicious cycle in terms of physically and psychologically stress begins again.
Your example here should be completely in the present tense. You are describing an unchanging law of human nature. You don't need to say that things would happen or will happen. Just say they do happen.
You can use the future tense (or other tenses, or conditional) as long as it is all consistent. For example, you can say to your friend: You are going to make more money, but then your friends will also have more money ... etc.
In conclusion, I believe that money does not always buy happiness, but it is not indicated that money cannot bring
I'm not sure what the second clause means here. But it seems you are equivocating on what you really believe.
It is of great importance to deal with money more carefully and appropriately. Instead of lavishing money in an ostentatious way, we should be aware
of that it is romance, friendships, good health, and family that truly bring us happiness.
"Money, Money" is one of Liza Minnelli's best-known songs. The paean to money says that material wealth means the same around the world: "A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound – that clinking, clanking, clunking sound is all that makes the world go 'round."
Most people would agree that money does matter, but exactly how is open to debate. Americans don't think it unusual to flaunt their wealth, while it is considered vulgar to do so in Switzerland, and even foolish in Bhutan. There is also a widening generation gap in terms of attitudes toward money and prestige between "digital natives" and older generations. Material wealth is not as pivotal for young digital natives as it is for their parents from the post-war generation.
Does money bring happiness? That's the 64,000 dollar question!
Mexicans Need Less Money to Be Happy than Americans Do
The connection between money and happiness is not the same all over the world. With such a "fickle" foundation, it should come as no surprise that money's relationship with happiness – another complex concept – is hard to establish. Lately, there have been many innovative attempts to measure happiness across countries – e.g., the World Happiness Report (see the chart to the left) or the OECD's Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Wellbeing – and in 2011 the UN General Assembly passed a resolution asking member countries to measure the happiness of their people with a view to fostering the design of better public policies.
Cross-country studies of happiness typically conclude that, on a country-wide level, happiness is not determined by GDP per capita alone. Although high-income economies such as Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden typically appear at the top of these rankings, there are also some unexpected results, with Costa Rica ranking as high as New Zealand, Mexico at a similar level with the United States, and Brazil ahead of France and Germany (note that these rankings reflect data for 2010–12, so they predate the results of the 2014 World Cup), while China ranks lower than Zambia. On the other hand, low-income countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Central African Republic, Benin, and Togo typically appear at the bottom of these rankings.
Money Is Still a Factor in Happiness
The outliers can be explained by the fact that other important variables that influence happiness, such as life expectancy, strength of social networks and family support, cultural traits of generosity, freedom of choice and freedom from corruption are not always strongly correlated with income per capita. It is true that many of these studies find that beyond a certain point (roughly 70,000 dollars in the case of the US), the impact of more money on reported levels of happiness is limited. But this finding may simply reflect the weak relationship between experienced happiness and levels of well-being (these, in turn, are well-correlated with income). And it is also important to acknowledge that the concept of a "satiation" point remains a hotly debated topic in the academic literature.
Speaking (or Not Speaking) about Money
The cultural dimensions of how money and happiness are perceived in different societies also merit special attention. Happiness, for example, has a quite different meaning in the US – where its pursuit is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence – compared to Asia, where people tend to be much more circumspect about declaring that they are happy. Moreover, in some countries (again the US comes to mind) people are much more exuberant in communicating their successes and linking them to money than others. In contrast, in Calvinist Geneva such exuberance would be interpreted as a sign of weakness of character.
Millionaires in Second Class
That is not to say that the Swiss do not consider money important. In fact, some observers would characterize their relationship with money as one of reverence. But the stereotypical Swiss – even if a millionaire – would rather travel second class than "squander" resources on a first-class ticket. From an outsider's perspective, it's almost as if they are uncomfortable with their wealth.
In the same vein, in some cultures (e.g., Middle Eastern countries) bargaining is considered a sign of thriftiness, while in others (e.g., France) it is considered to be in bad taste. These differences in attitudes toward money also occur across the urbanrural divide of a given country such as Brazil, where a New York-style attitude towards wealth and its display can be found in places like São Paulo, while a much more reserved attitude prevails in rural settings.