Money Matters. Does it?

Money can certainly help you achieve your goals, provide for your future, and make life more enjoyable, but merely having the stuff doesn’t guarantee fulfillment. The world judges us on how much we earn, our parents are proud of us on the same. But I want my parents to be proud by seeing how happy I am. We value things over people. But the best things in life aren’t things.

Money is very necessary to survive in the world. Agreed. But what if you have tons of money but not self-satisfaction? What if you work for 12 hrs a day, earn Rs. 1,00,000 but still in need of a buddy to go home with? What is the use of that money, you surely aren’t going to take it with you to your grave. Are you?

Money buys less happiness than people assume.
Life experiences—like trips, fancy dinners, and spa treatments—provide more satisfaction in the long run.
If we paid for something last year, it’s almost like our brain forgets we ever spent money on it. Pay it off early.
Both givers and receivers are happier when a gift is a good fit for the recipient’s personality. Give thoughtful gifts. Spend money on others than on yourself. More happiness.
There are parents who stress on their child’s grades. These parents don’t exactly care about how their child is feeling on the inside. Is he happy, depressed, stressed? They want him to study for days at a stretch. No matter how his physical and mental condition might be.

Good Grades = Good Job = Good Money = Good Future. It is indeed true.
More Money = Nice House = Nice life = Happiness. This is also true.

Money can surely buy us so many things-

  1. A Bed but not Sleep.
  2. Food but not Appetite.
  3. Makeup but not Beauty.
  4. House but not a Home.
  5. Luxuries but not Culture.
  6. Amusements but not Happiness.
  7. Acquaintances but not Friends.
  8. Sex but not Love.
  9. Education but not Wisdom.

And surely, money can’t buy you back your youth when you’re old, a friend when you’re lonely and peace to your soul.


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