However, happiness is one thing that is surely desired by all. Likewise having a lot of money is many a man’s desire. People aspire to have a big house, with a good job and expensive cars, and when they accomplish these wishes, they feel a sense of contentment. Being rich also benefits you in having the best medical care to live a healthy lifestyle, and having the best education to excel academically. Sometimes being rich means less stress, which assures a happier life. If you have a lot of money, you can afford to pay people to do things for you, thereby allowing you to have more time to enjoy life.
Money can give you the freedom to pursue your passions. Nevertheless, money is not always good. Sometimes when people have everything, they have nothing to live for. The love of money also drives people to do sinful acts. Money can buy you a bed, but not sleep, in the same way, money can buy you a clock, but not time. All of us have at some point in time or another seen extremely rich, wealthy and famous people unhappier than what we would expect them to be, given the amount of material benefits that they have.
If money is all that you love, then that’s what you’ll receive. Money can’t buy you peace of mind. If people are rich, they might live in constant fear of being robbed or assaulted. Some rich people want to achieve a high social status, this may lead to them boasting, which can result in jealousy from friends and family or cause disputes. Materialism also seems to become a major issue. We need to realise that “The best things in life aren’t things”. For some people, the more they have, the more they want.
People complain when most of their needs are not met. The irony of it lies when complaints are just piled up without any further insights on how to solve such problems. In the long run, complaints become a part of the lifestyle of people who are good at pointing at the loopholes most especially of the government, and of the leaders. As there would always be a reason for every action that is done, ...
Money cannot buy you love, so although you may be the richest person, you may still be lonely and unloved. When people are rich, they may find themselves surrounded with many friends and family, but if that same person were to lose everything, there is a good chance that he will be left with no one around him. If people who are rich help the poor and homeless, they can feel pleased seeing the smiles on the faces of the destitute. Some individuals who feel that money is everything would work for countless hours and have little to no sleep, just so that they can earn a lot of money.
But if we consider the sacrifices: no sleep, no leisure time, no time with family, etcetera, spending all our time working just makes one more saddened and stressed. Many people spend their whole life collecting material wealth, but when they die they leave everything behind. We should live our life trying to store up treasures in heaven so that when we die, we could await our reward in eternity. We need to ask ourselves which is more valuable, money or happiness. However when we compare the benefits of being rich or being happy, we can clearly see that happiness is a far greater treasure than silver or gold. [616 words]