MONEY MADE BY PLAYING IS SWEET
That money can’t buy happiness is an old, sage, and utterly true aphorism. Of course, of course!
However, there is one sort of money, which at least initially does buy happiness. At least, in both my experience and Roy’s. At least initially.
And that is (since one does need money to live, unless you have the balls to live like Thoreau or the Moneyless Man http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/jun/02/mark-boyle-moneyless-man-food-for-free) when one makes money by doing something one so enjoys that is is more play than work.
Making money by writing.
By following a business hunch that proves profitable.
And oddly, the few quid made from google adsense on a blog post one had so much fun writing can give one more happiness that a grander paycheck from work that was toil, sweat, tears and thorns.