Hiii Blogosphere! I’ve MISSED YOU ALL! 😍
Cartons. Bags. Sorting. Packing. Cello-tape. Paper Cuts? Ouch! You might remember fron my Life Rambling & Updates Post or probably figured out that I’m still in my “Moving Houses Process”, which is keeping me real busy *sad face* I’ve also been hooked up in reading this book (more details on it in another post soon), but it’s time for a new post! *cheers*
YES I’m currently aware that I’m about to talk about a VERY controversial topic, where various opinions exist – but I’m willing to take the risk because a) I’ve been wanting to write this post for AGES and b) I want to publicly address the topic with my fellow readers (that’s you btw)!
Money (like technology nowadays) takes a HUGE part of our lives! No one can deny that it’s incredibly important and that we need it to live. However (unfortunately), a couple of people can come completely obsessed with it, and things get a bit too much. Some start to get engrossed with spending as little as possible to the extent that they become penny-pinching ungenerous monsters and their lives become a misery. Others fancy the idea of spending too much on just about anything that things become kind of tacky & messy. Of course, none of these examples are the ideal ones. Tip: Never spend too much and never save too much. The key is to keep a fair balance! *wink wink*
I’m not here to discuss the types of people when it comes to money, though (even if it might have seemed like it)! It’s just that I feel as if money is being very controlling of our lives. Again, I understand that it’s crucial and determines our future & the quality of our lives..But everyone needs to realize, know and learn that money isn’t everything. It definitely can’t buy everything.
For example, one of the main reasons people work is to earn money (which I have no problem and completely agree with), but they tend to forget everything else that comes with it. Friends & Relations, Experience, Expertise, Passion, Satisfaction. They’re equally important, aren’t they?
There are many many many things in life that money can’t buy, whatever the amount & whatever the price. Examples include (but aren’t limited to):
- Peace & Justice
- True Friends
- Common Sense
- Natural Beauty
As you can see, there are various things that money has no power in. However there’s one (really really vital) thing that isn’t included in the list above, which the majority tend to argue about (including me). Happiness. Loads of people believe that money can’t buy happiness, which is true-ish. I mean, you can’t go into a store and say “I’d like a dozen of happiness, please.” – No, you can’t (even though sometimes we wish that was the case). To all these people, I hold my hand & say “STOP THERE” 🤚 Why? Because I an truly & utterly convinced that even though money can’t buy everything…it CAN (kind of) buy happiness. *dodges the rotten tomatoes being thrown my way*
Please don’t start judging & Please don’t stop reading! I am determined to show & explain to you using real-life scenarios why money can (kind of) buy happiness.
Scenario 1: You use money to book yourself a ticket & hotel in a Country you’ve never visited –> You get the chance to explore & discover –> You make loads of cool memories –> You’re happy!
Scenario 2: *Imagine you’re a bookworm* You use money to buy yourself some books –> You gain wisdom, indulge into the books, enjoy reading them –> You’re happy!
Scenario 3: *You’re a blogger – obviously* You use money to pay for Wifi/4G –> You get Internet Access –> You’re able to write posts, read other blogposts, gain likes & comments –> You’re happy!
Scenario 4: *Imagine you’re a shopaholic or you’re someone who likes fashion* You use money to buy a dress/pair of jeans/sneakers/handbag –> You look fabulous with your new fashion item –> Your spirits rise & confidence increases –> You’re happy!
Scenario 5: You use money to buy food –> You savor each delicious bite & enjoy yourself –> You’re happy!
Do you see a pattern here? Can you see how (sometimes) money can lead to happiness?
But Wait. Does that mean that our happiness is completely dependent on money? Should we use the formula: Money=Happiness? NO and NO. I did not say that!
Our happiness is dependent on many factors in life. Money is just a factor (Note: I said “a” not “the only”) that can sometimes lead to happiness, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be other things. Friends, Love, Self-Confidence, Peace, Health and other things money can’t buy, also contribute to our happiness!
In A Nutshell: Money isn’t everything. Money can’t buy everything. Money CAN sometimes lead to our happiness, but it’s not the only element that can make us happy!
Thanks for reading! 😊