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Money Can't Buy Happiness

By SherwinJoshuaJerome2652 Sep 18, 2014 987 Words
Joshua Jerome
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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 starts to shut down. What I mean by this is that you don’t want anything else, and you don’t think about anything other than money. Without getting more money, you would feel like your whole life is done. You completely lose the love and happiness that you shared with others who would be in great pain looking at you. When you get so full of yourself you feel like there’s no other purpose in life other than earning money. At this moment, thoughts of suicide start to creep in to you, killing the good memories and thoughts that were once drilled into your head. “While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” Groucho Marx stated this quote because he wanted to say that when you get more money, you would get so full of yourself, that you bring misery upon yourself. Many Hollywood stars have ended their lives this way. Do you want to too? Therefore money can’t buy happiness.

Money can’t buy happiness because of the amount of drugs you take to gain happiness, but in the process only make yourself more depressed. Money cannot buy you happiness, but can negatively consume your life in many ways, which wouldn’t make you happy. Some things that money can do to you is make you take drugs. When you get full of yourself then you lose your happiness. When you lose your happiness you start to take drugs because you think that drugs can fill your happiness. Many Hollywood singers like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, were known all around the world. They were so famous and had millions of dollars but they lacked one thing, that was happiness. They got so full of themselves they started to take drugs to ease the pain. Michael Jackson never liked playing the piano, but later when he was at his peak in singing he started playing with the piano furiously, day and night. When people asked him why, He said “ The only reason I play the piano is to distract me from thoughts of suicide.” Many singers were like Michael Jackson but not all wealthy Hollywood singers took drugs. Some singers knew how to be content with what they have, and keep the love for family. That is true happiness. Where you are happy with what you have and are not greedy for more. Therefore money can’t buy happiness. Though I also need to consider, that people can feel happy when the money they have can buy them cars and property. Money can also make you feel important and make you famous, but only for a while. Money can buy food and shelter, the basic things in life. Therefore money can buy objects that can make a person happy. I need to consider that money can buy many things that may make a person happy. In conclusion, money cannot buy happiness because of the environmental effect toward your friends and family, the personal effect it causes you, and the amount of drugs that is involved. The environmental effect is the effect and impact in your friends and family. They would feel depressed from the pain that is inside of them. The personal effect is the effect in you. The impact on you is the fake friends that you develop, that only care about the money, and what’s in it for them. Then you start to feel like there’s no purpose for you left in life. The drug abuse is the amount of drugs you take to cover up and fill the emptiness inside of you. I would like to conclude in saying that even though money can buy you many things, money cannot buy happiness.

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