Money cannot buy happiness
Money. What is money? Is being able to buy anything in this world means you can buy happiness. Money is happiness? Money is something that helps you to acquire thing that you desire in life including basic necessities. As a matter of fact, you need happiness in life. Although people say that money cannot buy happiness, I believe that money can buy happiness.
I believe that money is everything in this world. True love, friends and health all revolve around money. Many people think so and I think that it is true because it causes one to lose his or her loved one to become rich. Also, it is this thinking that makes us to regret not cherishing anything and only caring about money. Money is everything to us, though it is not something to all people.
There is nothing that money cannot buy. For those who argue that money cannot buy true love, they are not right. Happy life comes with money. You can buy love with money because it shows your status whereby some people are attracted to that status. For example, every girl wants to marry a man with a lot of money so that he can take her to vacation, buy her dress, cars, and live in a good home. Beside, love revolves around money.
Though happiness is priceless you can buy true happiness regardless of the cost. Most billionaires hire girls to entertain them at their homes, massage them and make them feel comfortable. Money can make you awfully comfortable while you are being miserable such as when you are sick. With money you can buy what can make you feel comfortable at that expense. According to Clare Luce, money can make us happy as well as our loved ones. Also, psychological studies indicate that the rich people have less intense negative emotions than poor people. Thus, besides reducing stress, it also makes us happy and feel comfortable without our families.
Though the most happiest people in the world are in Latin America, it does not mean that money cannot buy happiness because they face a lot of health challenges due to their poor living condition. People with health challenges cannot be happier because their body is in pain. Moreover, there is a high rate of crime everyday so as to get daily bread. Thus, happiness incurs a price. In addition, money helps us to buy fake friends and lovers for the time becoming happy.
It is only money that makes us buy materialistic goods that make us happy. It is money that inspires us to work hard to reach our goals. People cannot be successful without getting a purpose in life. Money is the only thing that gives us hope in life. Besides, we go to school so that we get jobs and money to cater for our own lives.
In conclusion, it is extremely true that money can buy us happiness. Without money we are not able to have good friends, love and family. Money motivates us to work hard so as to have the things that we want to live. Thus, I disagree with the statement that money cannot buy happiness.
Dunleavey, M. (2007). Money can buy happiness: How to spend to get the life you want. New York: Broadway Books.
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It is truly undeniable that in this science and technology millennium, we can hardly live without money. Even buying something small such as sweet will cost you some money. However, this does not mean that money can buy happiness, unlike the misconception of most people in the world. In fact, wealth is a far cry from happiness. If you disagree with me, let's look at the reasons for my stand.
Firstly, one of the main gates to happiness is to stay healthy. Maybe some people think that when one is rich, he can be healthy or it does not matter even if they have diseases because these rich men have lots of money to pay their medication. This is totally wrong. Good health is acquired from a healthy lifestyle progressively and not in a day. With lots of money we are tend to temp ourselves to exotic, luxurious food. If this food is taken excessively, it will let to obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and other serious illness. Moreover, rich people are probably lack of exercise as they hardly walk outdoor due to 24 hours-service debar fetching them about causing them to be at a higher risk of getting these unnecessarily health problems. How a person can enjoys his life and feels happy when he is confined to a wheelchair or bed-ridden. He would not even be glad spending his money and time curing his sickness. Therefore, wealth cannot bring happiness.
Professionals like doctor, nurse, lawyer, engineer, food technologist and accountant earn a lot of money per month. They are considered the high class citizens who can afford large, expensive house with huge beautiful gardens. But do they really enjoy the pleasures of life? Most probably not because they are simply too busy with their work. They frequently burnt the midnight oil in their work place. It is even more miserable if they have to turn their home into a working place. Most specialists have to stand-by 24 hours in case of emergency calls from the hospitals. Hence, they can hardly spend any relax, restful night at their home even if they posse a huge two and a half storey bungalow with a beautiful garden and artificial waterfall. Successful businessmen may always have a chance of flying to all parts of the world when they go out station to make business. However, very few of them can really take it as a holiday as a treat for themselves for their schedules are always full and they are so stressful with their works. Even fewer businessmen can ignore urgent, pursuing calls from their clients or office when they are going for holidays or resting. In other words, one can make lots of money but he may not enjoy even the beauty of nature around them or the branded, expensive things with them. So what is the use of money when we do not even enjoy a meal properly and discontented with lives. One with a moderate income can feels happier if he leads a simple life and be grateful with what he has.
Finally, a children or a teenage brought in moderate family is better than in a rich family. As the sons or daughters of billionaires, their parents will give them whatever that they want in material. These children or teenagers get a lot of pocket money from their parents and can afford to buy many expensive things like branded, latest handset, expensive clothes and branded sport shoes. But the question is, are they happy if their parents are always working with only an Indonesian maid to accompany them. If they are asked to choose between wealth and love from their parents, I believe that they were undoubtedly choose love. A healthy family is not created for the children. These children mentally are not as healthy as those being cared and loved by their parents. Children need parents who can listen to their problems and give them words of wisdom, teaching then day by day. Parents who are not rich may not be able to buy branded things to satisfy their children but with more communication and understanding, these teenagers will understand the difficulty of their parents in earning money, learning to be thrifty. In short, money does not promise a happy, caring family.
Money may be able to buy a lot of things but not love, friendship, health and others. These are the main ‘ingredients’ for a happy life. Thus, it is a controversy if money can bring happiness. Even, if we can afford many things we desired with lots of money, we may not be happy and enjoy our lives if we are always dissatisfied with what we had, yearning for more. Thus, I stand firm that money cannot bring happiness.