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Can Money Buy Happiness? (11/14 wed.)

發表於 : 週三 11月 07, 2007 4:26 pm
Ben
Can Money Buy Happiness?

Money in the bank – is that all you need to be happy?
by Ruth Devlin


Many of us dream of having thousands and thousands of dollars to spend on anything we desire. We buy lottery tickets, enter contests or spend hours building a business or playing the stock market. We're sure when we have plenty of money, we will be happy. But will we?
While having some money does have an impact on our level of happiness, having a lot of money does not. People in the United States whose income goes from US$20,000 a year to US$50,000 a year are more likely to be happy.
But after US$50,000, happiness does not increase as salaries go up. Why is that? It's because we are never satisfied. "We always think if we just had a little more money, we'd be happier," says Catherine Sanderson, a psychology professor at Amherst College. "But when we get there, we're not."

Source : Studio Classroom

Reference: what is happiness? http://www.drkenner.com/what_is_happiness.htm


Discussion Questions

Session 1

1. What is happiness?

2. Share some things or circumstances which can make you happy. why?

Session 2

3. What is the meaning of money in your life? If you win an 1,000,000 NTD lottery, how will you use it?

4. Can money buy happiness?

5. What kind of life you want to live in your 50's? (addtional)


聚會時間:2007/11/14 (星期三) 請準時 6:45 pm 到 ~ 約 9:00 pm 左右結束
聚會地點:日安。KAFFA 北市南京東路三段303巷24號 (02)2719-7895
捷運南京東路站(木柵線)
走法: 出捷運南京東路站後, 順著慶城街直走 3 分鐘到 "萊爾富便利超商" 時, 右轉直走 30 公尺即可看到 "日安。KAFFA"


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發表於 : 週日 11月 11, 2007 12:01 pm
Panny
看來大家都心有戚戚焉,挑選的主題都跟"幸福感"有關呢~

好久不見帥氣的Ben,幫你推一下這次Meeting!!!

雖然我週三無法參加(要上課啦~~),但相信當天一定精采可期喔!(如果不精彩的話,至少也賞心悅目啦~現在說話的樣子越來越熟女了~:shock: 糟!)


大家來給帥哥捧個場吧~~(現在是以老鴇的姿態在招攬客戶嗎?:twisted: )

呵呵~~

發表於 : 週日 11月 11, 2007 3:04 pm
technobabel
Madeline Levine - Can You Buy Your Way into the Ivy League?

發表於 : 週一 11月 12, 2007 10:08 pm
andy lin
This meeting is very good I very like this meeting this meeting make me
fell happiness If I have free time in Wed I have to go I hope I have free
time go to YOYO English club in wed .If everybody have time also have to go YOYO English club

分享者: Andy Lin 情歌王子

發表於 : 週二 11月 13, 2007 6:49 am
Ben
多謝 Panny 的大力推薦,明天的 meeting 保證讓參加的人不虛此行,記得要撥冗與會哦。

本週三的主題與上週三的 "Working Overtime" 有相互輝映的效果,相當的巧,上週三有出席的 members 可於明日參加延續性的討論。

Panny, 時光飛逝,離上次見面算算快一年了,可惜你周三無法來參加,這 meeting 少了位美女失色不少,祝福妳事業愛情都順利。

發表於 : 週二 11月 13, 2007 10:28 pm
Panny
真的快一年不見了喔~~~

不過,我們兩人互稱俊男美女,實在有點噁心說 > <

呵,祝你Meeting成功喔~~~

C U !

發表於 : 週三 11月 14, 2007 2:22 am
Debbie Chou
也有一、二個星期沒參加周三的meeting了,
今天沒有加班的話,也想參加今天的討論

現在是凌晨二點,失眠中 :(
最近轉換工作內容,要做用戶的客訴抱怨,壓力好大...
每次參加yoyo 的meeting看到yoyos 和大家聊聊天
心情都會很好,
期待晚上見到大家!


This topic sounds interesting to me.

See you guys this evening!

Debbie

發表於 : 週三 11月 14, 2007 11:26 am
technobabel
The fools buy happiness with their money,
The wise earn their money by selling "happiness".

發表於 : 週四 11月 15, 2007 7:13 am
Rock
I had this very interesting experience in English debate. Thank you guys, especially for Ben's skilled hosting and Cooper's kindly help. You are really nice guys..... :D

發表於 : 週五 11月 16, 2007 10:58 am
technobabel
Happiness is a moving target. It does not sit still, on a good day, it moves side to side, and most of the time, further and further away from you.

發表於 : 週五 11月 16, 2007 4:33 pm
Kooper
Participants(10): Ben, Darren Lin, Lydia, Rock, Luis, Hanphy, Kooper, Estella, Kimberly, Mark
New Comer(1): Estella

Speaker:
Session I: Hanphy, Estella, Luis
Debate: Darren Lin, Lydia, Rock, Mark, Estella, Kooper

發表於 : 週五 11月 16, 2007 4:53 pm
Kooper
Words and Expressions:

足球愛好者: football fans
佛教徒: Buddhist
精神分裂症: Schizophrenia