How Much Money can buy happiness? Are all the rich people happy?



Many times people tend to misunderstand happiness and richness. Majority think that money is source to all sorts of happiness, but some rich people that have made the much money don’t necessarily live a great life of happiness. This could be due to natural, social, physiological and spiritual factors among others. Below, I explain the different situations of happiness, wealth and unhappiness.


Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or enjoyable emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.


Money is any object or record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context.

Huge Money can be accumulated through different channels such as hard work, innovativeness, discovery and implementation of new great ideas, luck, gambling and crime. Above all, the blessing of GOD though this doesn’t come without hard work.

Money usually comes to those who are prepared and have worked for it.

Who is rich in Uganda?

In Uganda, the rich are classifieds into many groups and the abilities of the rich also differ from one class to another as there is a big difference between the richest and the normal rich.

Anyone who owns a business, car, house, and can pay bills such as school fees, hospital can be considered rich in our community. But this doesn’t rule out the fact that there are those individuals who own mansions in different estates, fleets of cars, businesses and their daily earnings are millions of times greater than the normal rich Ugandans.

Unfortunately, happiness is not for all the rich, contrary to the state of the richness, it is true that many poor Ugandans live a happier life than the rich, much as the rich have more power and influence to do things the way they wish.

It should be noted that, richness is sometimes a concept measured according to one’s initial dream of success.

What makes the rich unhappy?

Many rich people take time in the coolest places such as hotels, bars, beaches, casinos to have fun etc but they never seem to get happy, maybe because they earned money through crime or those that worked hard to earn the money, become busier since they need to maintain their success and others never seem to get satisfied with the levels they reach at.

In the short run, the gamblers and criminal earners become happy since they didn’t work hard for that money, but have no plan B, after loss of money. Most times they end up in court, prison and dead when they are discovered.

The rightful earners remain striving for more riches instead of enjoying what they have earned and end dying before enjoying the fruits of their sweat.