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为什么钱“能”买到幸福 [Copy link] 中文

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This is Why Money “Can” Buy Happiness…Maybe

“Love of money is the root of all evil.”
“The best things in life are free.”
“Money can’t buy happiness.”
金钱可以买来幸福
“金钱是罪恶之源.”
“世间最美好的莫过于自由.”
“金钱买不到幸福.”
The list of goes on and on. But what if money actually could buy happiness? What if people started viewing money in a different light and began appreciating its purpose rather than fearing its lack? What if giving what you hope to get actually worked? And what if maybe, just maybe, you bust out of your comfort zone, get a little radical and test-drive a few of these myth-busting slants for yourself? Do it. I triple dog dare you!
类似的话举不胜举。但要是金钱能够买来幸福呢?要是人们开始用另一种眼光看待金钱,并且欣慰它的长处而非惮怕其缺陷呢?要是金钱能够让人梦想成真呢?如果,我是说如果,你会走出你的舒适区,冒点险,尝试着为自己解开那些谜题吗?去吧。我打赌你绝对不敢!
1: Spending money on someone else has the power to “turn that frown upside down.”
Try it if you don’t believe me. Next time you’re in line at your local coffee shop, for example, play philanthropist and pay for the person behind you. Their shock alone will be enough to bring a smile to your face. Not only that, your actions effectively set into motion the law of “what goes around comes around,” put you next in line to be the receiver of a surprise gift. Even if it doesn’t come back to you in the form of a much-needed latte, you can always pull up that feeling of happiness you got from using your frown-reversal technique in the coffee shop.
把钱花在能让你会心一笑的人身上
如果你不相信可以去试试。比如,下次排队买咖啡的时候当个慈善家,为后面的那个人埋单。他们脸上的震惊定会让你笑起来。不仅如此,你的行为还能验证那句话“该来的早晚会来,”下次排队的时候做好迎接惊喜的准备吧。即使你没有得到那杯慷慨的拿铁,你也随时都能回味在咖啡店里“皱眉反转术”给你带来的快乐。
2: Never underestimate the power of good hair.
Or nice clothes. Or a massage. Let’s face it, regardless of your gender, you know you want to put your best foot forward. Looking and feeling “fly” makes you confident, sexy and happy. Unless you’re getting the most amazing styles ever at the Great Clips, find a salon–or tailor or spa–that may cost a little more, but will make you look and feel your best. You are worth it, after all.
千万不要低估美发的力量
或者漂亮衣服,或者一次按摩。让我们尝试一下,无论男女,你都想要光鲜亮丽的外表。时髦撩人可以让你自信、魅惑和快乐。如果你没在“Great Clips”里做了一个当下最惊艳的造型,那你就得去找家沙龙,或裁缝店,亦或者水疗馆--可能花费比较高,但却能让你光彩照人。无论如何,你值得拥有。
3: Time is money, and spending money to have more time is a good use of both your time and money.
Look at it this way: you’ve been spending all of your after-work “free” time trying to paint the master bathroom, for example. You absolutely hate painting, and it’s pulling you away from your family, friends and fun.So hire a professional. Seriously. Think about the time, energy and, yes, even money, you’ll be saving by having someone who enjoys painting do your dirty work for you. Ahhh, yes, that’s the exhaling sound of money buying you peace and happiness.
时间就是金钱,花钱买更多的时间是对二者的合理运用
这样说吧:比如,你将花掉所有闲余时间去给主卧的卫生间刷漆。刷漆当然不招你待见,而且让你无法和家人、朋友的聚会,还兴趣索然。所以就要雇一个专业油漆工。真的。想想你所耗掉的时间、精力,甚至还有金钱,通过雇请喜欢刷漆的人来代替你做那些邋遢的事,你就用不着白消耗了。嗯~还有,这就是会出声的金钱给你买来的宁静和快乐。
4: Having money to pay your bills brings relief and makes room for a little more happiness in your day.
Dreading answering the phone, opening the mailbox or reading e-mails because you know there are at least two collectors waiting for you on the other end creates even more, well, dread.
有钱付账单能缓解压力,并且能给你的幸福腾出一点空间
战战兢兢地回电话,查看邮箱或查阅邮件,如果你知道另一头至少有两个债主在等你回信,恐怕会更战战兢兢。
5: Paying for–and using–a gym membership induces happiness.
It gets your endorphins endorphing, your clothes fitting looser and your mirror reflecting a more spunky you, yes? The trick here, of course, is the “using it” part. If you end up hitting the weights for only a few months and then fall off the proverbial treadmill, then by all means cancel your membership.
加入并成为健身会员能够滋生快乐
健身能分泌安多芬,穿着宽适的服装,镜子里倒映着更加神采奕奕的你,是吗?神奇的地方在于你“健身了”。如果你只打了短短几个月的沙袋,接着又放弃了跑步,那么无论如何都得取消会员。
6: Healthy equals happy.
While running up your Visa to buy six pairs of shoes in every color may bring temporary happiness, opening the credit card statement will not. When you guiltlessly spend your hard-earned money on things like taking your family to see Cats, going on the vacation you’ve been putting off or buying a big screen TV for your Friday Night Movie Night with your kids (or even Monday Night Football with the guys), you can rest assured that’s money well spent. After all, smiles are free and there will be many of those that come from the memories you made from using money to create them.
健康就是快乐
累积信用卡债务去买六双颜色各异的鞋子也许会带来短暂的快乐,但打开信用卡账单可就不会了。若当你心安理得地花掉辛辛苦苦挣来的钱,带家人去看猫剧,去度延期的假或者买一个宽屏电视跟孩子们度过一个周五的电影之夜(或者跟哥们在周一晚一起看足球赛),你大可放心,这是值得花的。毕竟,微笑无价,以后还能在用金钱制造的欢乐中回味,记忆也能带来无数快乐。
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with allowing yourself to have a healthy relationship with spending money. Perhaps it’s time to let go of other people’s limiting thoughts and “wisdom” and start living in a way that brings happiness to you and everyone around you. Remember, it’s the love of money that steals your joy–not necessarily the use of it.
让自己跟金钱建立一种健康的关系,这完全没问题。也许是时候摆脱别人那些局限的思维和所谓的智慧了,开始一种能给自己和身边人都能带来快乐的方式。记住,偷走快乐的是对金钱的贪念--而非金钱的使用。
So to the person who said “money can’t buy happiness,” I say “Oh really?!”
所以当有人说“金钱买不到快乐”时,我就会反驳“噢!是吗?”

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