10 Reasons That Explain Why The Richer You Are, The Longer You Live

They (whoever "they" are) say that money can't buy happiness. Apparently, when people are referring to "they", "they" are probably the people that "they" are talking about. So, basically, society says that money isn't supposed to buy happiness. Ironically, that really isn't so, if you think about it. If you have a lot of money, you can buy yourself a new wardrobe, or even a facelift (if you don't like the way you look). Doing these things causes the opposite sex to be more attracted to you, leading them to want to date you, then (if your personality is equally appealing) you will most likely get married or at least move in together. Most people that are happy live longer.

When you have a lot of excess debt, that will put you in a highly stressful situation. Stress causes early death, so if you are debt-free, you are mostly stress-free, so chances are that you will live longer. You can also buy any house you want, live anywhere you want, and vacation anywhere you want. This leads to less thoughts of suicide, and a longer lifespan. Pets also help improve your lifespan, so you could go and buy just about any animal you want. Who hasn't wanted to own an exotic monkey with its own habitat in their backyard?

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10 You Can Buy A Yacht to Sail Away From The Stress

Okay, so maybe you can't actually "sail away" from your stress, but it's pretty difficult to be stressed out while being in the middle of the ocean. Imagine buying a 500-foot yacht, hooking it up to your oversized truck and heading out to the warmest part of the country imaginable. After dropping it off in the water, you head out to the middle of the high seas until you are almost to the point of being lost. Of course, you will have a lot of money, so having all of your equipment up-to-date will be a piece of cake.

9 You Can Fly Anywhere You Want To Go


If you have the money, you can afford to travel anywhere in the world. You can fly to Tahiti, take a cruise to the South Pacific, or head to Europe to find out about your ancestry. Any of these things would be a great way to get rid of stress (there it is, again!), and to try to live a bit healthier. You could even hire a private chef to cook your food for you, and not have to worry about fast food or eating unhealthy things while on vacation. You also would be able to hire someone to be your personal trainer, which definitely puts more years on your life.

8 You Buy Really Expensive Toys To Keep Your Mind Off Of Bad News


Bad news brings stress, and one of the best ways to avoid stress is to do something to get your mind off of it. You could play a musical instrument; such as a piano, a guitar or a set of drums to bang out all of your frustration. One problem with this, is if you have never learned to play these things, then it might stress you out even more trying to learn. If you end up buying something that doesn't need any lessons to learn (such as a pool table or a toy helicopter), then it could end your stress right away. Less stress is a gateway to living longer.

7 You Can Afford Expensive Clothes (Or Basically, Any Clothes You Want)

Face it. Everyone is judging you. They try not to; even pretend to not notice what you're wearing, but they do. If you're not wearing something nice, or if you have not taken the time to make your hair perfect or (God forbid!) you didn't bother to put any makeup on that day, chances are you're not going to be attracting the right kind of attention. And what happens when people start giving demeaning looks to you? You get self-conscious. And what happens to self-conscious people? They start getting paranoid, even to the point where they are stressed out. So, if you have the money, spend it on some good clothes. Or at least some expensive sneakers that will make you run faster, so you won't hear the rudeness.

6 More Money Means Better Lawyers To Keep You Out Of Trouble


It's never a good idea to do anything illegal, but if you do, you should have a lot of money so you can afford to hire a really good defense attorney. Once you get an expensive lawyer, most likely he will get you out of whatever it is you did wrong. Well, unless you kill someone, because even the best lawyers find it extremely difficult to find ways for their clients to "get away with murder." If you go to jail, it is going to be hard to live a long life. And if you do live long, it isn't going to be a very pleasant one.

5 You Can Pay For Dental Care Or Just Buy New Teeth

So this may also go along with healthcare, but according to most of the healthcare organizations, it's not. Just because you may have high-quality healthcare, doesn't mean that you have the best dentists available to visit. Most health plans don't cover dental work, so a lot of people go years without seeing a dentist, which takes a toll on not only their health, but also their looks. If you have a lot of money, then you can pay a dentist to just replace those nasty-looking, health-destroying teeth. And you can even get them to put you to sleep while they do it, so you don't have to feel the pain as they are drilling through (what seems like) your skull.

4 You Can Purchase A Robot Or Hire A Maid To Do All Of Your Housework For You


If you want to live a long and healthy life, you probably think that you don't want to be doing a lot of housework. When dusting, you might inhale some dust mites and that could hinder your health. So the best thing to do is to hire a maid, or buy a robot to do the housework for you. You can even have one of those "smart" houses that has everything already built in. The doors automatically open, the television turns on when you ask it to, and almost everything in the house is automated. The only problem with this is that it may make you lazy, which would lead to obesity, which could lead to early death. It is hard to determine, it would all depend on the person, and just how lazy they would want to become.

3 Throw Awesome Parties To Attract More Friends

They say money can't buy happiness, but the people in this picture look pretty happy. If you don't have any friends, don't you think that you could throw a lavish party and invite so many people, that eventually you would make some? They say that people need friends and family to live a long and healthy life, so this sounds like it might be the answer to doing just that. Not many people would refuse having a great time at a party in a really expensive house. Plus, you could hire someone famous to play at your party, causing you great joy. Great joy almost always leads to longer living.

2 You Can Afford To Get The Best Insurance To Keep You Alive Longer

Have you ever been really, really ill, but couldn't afford to see a doctor, and you didn't have insurance? Sometimes you try and "self-diagnose", thinking to yourself, "oh, I'm not that bad. I will take some cough medicine and I'll feel better tomorrow." The problem with that is that sometimes we are actually sicker than we think, and the best thing to do is to find your way to a doctor. If you don't have insurance, then you're not going to be able to be picky when it comes to your choice of physicians. Face it; the more money you have, the better doctors you will get. The better the doctor, the better the service. The better the service; the better your life is going to be. The better your life; the younger you'll live.

1 Just Freeze Yourself Until You Are Younger Than Everyone Else

Believe it or not, for only $200,000, you can freeze yourself using Cryonics to live longer. This doesn't actually seem like a lot of money to live longer, but it is not something that has been proven just yet. Right now, it is illegal to freeze someone who is legally alive, so if you have the money and your family wants to freeze your entire body (as long as just your brain is dead), they could throw you into a chamber and hope that the science is better in the future so they can bring you back to life. People believe that there is a fountain of youth, as well, so maybe you can find that when your sister brings you back from the dead in your cryogenic state.

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