Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Nicole - Bellows Falls, Vermont
Entered on March 10, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Money is one of the most important things in our lives, next to food to eat, a home to live in, and ways to get from here to there but with all of those things, you need money. So that’s where the “money can buy happiness” phrase comes in because people think that since money can buy everything else then it can easily buy happiness also.

Can money really buy happiness? Some individuals seem to think so, as for most people, they believe that if you have a lot of money then you can buy happiness. The thing is, it depend, For instance, if you have been poor your whole life then becoming rich would make you very happy, but if you’ve been rich your whole life, that’s different. It wouldn’t really matter as much because there would be a plentiful amount of money in your life already, and it wouldn’t be something desperately needed.

I believe that money can not buy happiness, and actually I believe that in some ways money can negatively consume your life which would not make you very happy. What I mean by this is, say someone is desperate for money, and then they will do anything to get their hands on it. That could mean robbing someone of it, which would consume your life by getting you thrown in jail. Another thing could be that if someone is not desperate for money but the complete opposite, that they have so much they don’t know what to do with it, then they could become greedy. This would make their life all about money, therefore consuming them in their obsession to wanting more and more.

In my personal experience with money, I’ve had the amount of an average American family. Meaning that I wasn’t filthy rich but I wasn’t poor either. The amount that I’ve had was enough to make me happy because we didn’t struggle with anything like food and other necessities; I say it’s better than nothing. Speaking of nothing, looking at others who don’t have much money makes me appreciate my life more even if I am not wealthy. Being average isn’t that bad.

Money might be able to make you happy but that’s not the point, the point is that it can’t buy happiness. Being happy is an emotion, it is something you feel, not something you buy. That is why …Happiness is priceless!