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- Do you think money can buy happiness? See all answers
- July 29, 2011 by LaunchMyself
- Money, How it Affects Us
Money is a VERY interesting thing to speculate about. Without money the world would be a different place. Think about it. Everything seems linked back to money.
A normal day, for example, and the first thing you do is get in the car and realize as you are pulling out of the driveway that your gas tank is almost empty (money for transportation). Finally, after going inside and buying a candy bar, you come out and your tank is full, so you decide you want to go across the street to McDonald's (money for food). After you have eaten so much you think it would be hard to even walk to the car, you stand up and drive home. Waiting at home for you is a bunch of bills containing your electric and mortgage costs (money for shelter).
So, do I think money can buy happiness? I think that money can buy you a wonderful lifestyle. Including the things I listed. Things like great food, a mansion to live in, and comfortable transportation, but money can not buy some things. Friends and family. Sure, you can impress people as much as you want, show them amazing things and experience it yourself, but if they wouldn't want to be around you otherwise, are they really your friend? I'm going to answer that for you, because no they wouldn't be.
The life you can lead with money, and the life you can lead without much of it, may seem enormously different, but really the only difference is what you make with what you have and the people you share what you have with. Because if you don't make a lasting impression on the world or other people, then who will?