Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:05:30 AM
The quote,"Money can't buy happiness" is true for me, but for many others it's not. Most think that if they were a multi-millionaire they would be happy all the time, and it would be impossible to be sad. Man, were they wrong!
Most millionaires and billionaires are still not content even with all the money that they have. The fact that they thought they would be happy with money just goes to show how materialistic the economy actually is. Just think about what it would be like if someone whom you loved dearly passed away. Could money buy your happiness? It doesn't seem very logical because money will not bring that loved one back to this earth.
It is probably even easier if someone is without money to think that life would be better if they had it. They could have a nice warm house and more clothing in the winter, and maybe even something that would just be for fun. Many don't realize how much this economy relies on money. Just think about how many people are on the computer right now along with you reading this story. The poor don't even have a chance to catch-up with old friends because they don't have the resources to find them. We think that our economy is so horrible, but maybe it's not? How many people do you think have a computer in their home? I don't think that very many people think about how privileged they are that they have so much.
If being tight on money would make you realize how gifted you were to have the money that you did have, I would hope that you would want that. Sometimes going through trials is the best way to realize that what you have really is a privilege. Having a billion, even a million dollars would be great but it definitely does not make you happy. It might buy you some nice things, but that money will run out. Then where will you be?