Money is one of the most important things in our lives, next to food , a home to live in, and transportation from here to there, but with all of those things, you need money. This is where the “money can buy happiness” phrase comes in because people think that since money can buy everything else then it can buy happiness too.
Some individuals seem to think money can buy happiness. They believe that if you have a lot of money then you can buy happiness. This topic depends on the person you giving the money to, 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.
In some ways money can negatively consume your life which would not make you very happy. If someone is desperate for money, they will do anything to get their hands on it. They could rob someone, which would have you spending a big piece of your life in jail. Then you have the opposite, a person that has so much they do not know what to do with it, and then they 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. I’m not filthy rich, but I’m not poor either. The amount that I have is enough to make me happy because we don’t struggle with anything like food and other necessities; I say it’s better than 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.