Does Money Really Buy Happiness??
In this post, I will attempt to address the issue of whether money actually buys happiness. For me to properly answer this, we need to consider all the contributing factors for me to make a fair assessment.
Let me first start by saying that, in this world of high consumption, money would definitely be a huge advantage into getting what one wants for achieve ultimate happiness. Because everything involves having to spend money to achieve our needs, money is an essential part of our survival and we’d be unwise to declare otherwise..
However, consider this. Mother Nature in its natural state has never had or, ever will, have any need for money. Long after us humans have left the earth, the natural world will continue to thrive without the human concept of money. What makes me so sure of this? Because, while we might despise them on the outset, weeds thrive in the earth for absolutely free. I’m sure if we went down to their minute level, we won’t hearing them bantering amongst themselves as to how much they should pay for a certain amount of soil to thrive in – they just do.
The same applies to insects. These tiny creatures just live their lives collecting the necessary items, provided by Mother Nature, needed to survive. They certainly don’t need to spend money at their local soil shop to build their mud home casings.
In conclusion, in an ideal world, money – it would seem – is not necessary to buy happiness. However, in reality, money has made it an essential tool to achieve just that. I personally would dearly love not to worry about how much a certain essential item costs and when my next pay check will come in order to pay for it.