Many people believe that money si the root of all evil. But contrary to that, I believe and agree that money is the key to human happiness. it has become indispensable in our lives when humans began using money for exchange of goods and services instead of he barter trade which was popular hundreds of years ago. Humans work to earn an income that would enable them to bring food to the table, clothe themselves as well as indulge in pleasures that can be obtained only through money.
When we are able to afford goods and services, it inevitably grants us a lot of happiness, satisfaction and stability in our lives. In many poor countries such as Africa, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and others, millions live in misery due to extreme poverty. They are deprived of happiness, dignity and a sense of direction n their lives as they live from hand to mouth and their future is at best uncertain. Thus, it would be foolish to think that money causes distress, and is the root cause of immorality and evil behavior. On the contrary, most of us earn an income through legal means which allows us to maintain a good standard of living. it enable us to travel for holidays and have access to good food, medical facilities, and a lifestyle that grants us much happiness and satiety. Many parents admit that they slog at work so that thy could provided comfort and stability to their offspring. Money especially comes in handy when a family member is stricken with a disease and cash is needed for treatment.
Unhappiness results when we are denied the above. Many families struggle to make ends meet and the lack of money almost inevitably sows seeds of unhappiness. They are exposed to continuous bickering, quarrels and ultimately, misery.
There are of course those, due to greed for more material wealth, resort to illegal means to become rich quickly. They commit robberies, murders and cheat to get ahead in lives. However, this does not grant them the happiness or the peace of mind. In the case of robbers and murders, the constant threat by the law enforcement authorities closing in on them, creates jitters and a life full of uncertainties and fear.
Hence, money would always be looked at as the most or at least one of the most important keys to happiness. it has become a part of what defines us as human beings as it allows us to live a life of dignity, happiness and contentment.
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.