Money Can't Buy Happiness

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Joshua Jerome
PM Core
4/9/14

Money Cannot Buy Happiness

Do you ever feel like there’s no purpose left in life? That feeling occurs when the happiness inside of you goes away. For many people, money is the most important thing in life next to food to eat and a home to live in. Though for all of these, you need money. That’s where the phrase “money can buy happiness” comes from. Just because money can buy the basic things you need in life, many people think that money can just as easily buy happiness as well.

Although you may have all the money in the world, most of the time you can’t have happiness. “As much money and life as you could want! The one thing most human beings would choose above all is money. The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” J.K. Rowling presented this quote. She means that above all most people would want to choose money over happiness. The trouble is that, though you may want money, you must know that happiness comes first, then comes money. Happiness and money are like two repelling magnets. You can get one or the other, but you can’t get both at the same time. “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” Said by Michael Jackson. When you are wealthy, you buy friends. These friends aren’t true friends. These people just come to you because of how rich you are. They are selfish and don’t care about you at all. They only care about the money, and what’s in it for them. These fake friends show no affection toward you, making you feel like the world revolves around you. When you get sick, your fake friends aren’t going to comfort you and show you any affection. At the most, they would show you a look of sympathy and walk away. For this reason, money cannot buy happiness.

A second reason why money can’t buy happiness is because when you get too much money, you r mind...
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