Money can’t buy happiness

Idiom

Money can’t buy happiness

Definition

This idiom means that having a lot of money does not guarantee a person will be content and satisfied with their life.

Examples

No amount of money can replace the joy of spending time with family.

He thought that if he made more money he would be happy, but he soon realized that money can’t buy happiness.

Origin

The proverb “Money can’t buy happiness” is thought to have originated in the mid-1800s, when it appeared in an American magazine. It has been around in some form or another for centuries, however.

FAQs

Can money buy happiness?

No, money cannot buy happiness. Although it is true that having more money may make some aspects of life easier and provide more options, it does not guarantee happiness.