Does Money Equal Happiness?
Does money equal happiness? This is an interesting question. Many people would say yes, that having money would mean that you are happy. However managing your money so that you can meet all of your necessities and many of your wants is what would allow people the security, which may contribute to their happiness.
The fact is that we humans expect each time more that we already have. So, rich people complain that money has taken their happy days and those who are not so financially good say that only money could complete their life, that they would certainly get everything else on their own if only they had the means to do that.
The reality lies somewhere in the middle.
It’s not correct to say money gets happiness, because it doesn’t. But at the same time one can not claim money has nothing to do with it. We are never actually happy, perhaps just for the brief moment when we reach our aims or complete one of our dreams. Then again, very soon after that, a new totally different issue or desire develops to take that happiness away. It’s human nature to be changeable and uncertain and it is not a bad thing.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all are happy at certain moments in life, but all we say is that we are never happy. There’s always something to inflict with our self-assurance or way of living that makes us nervous, sad or depressed.
And money is indeed one of those factors. Many people want it just to pay for food and shelter and they are happy if it’s enough to provide just that. But others, and I’m not talking here about rich people, they already have some living assurance and need more money for additional desires or things they would like to purchase. And the list can carry on and on as we climb social and financial levels one at a time. Everybody needs something, and once they have it it’s not enough or just too much and too stressful to deal with.
In fact, we should be happy just with what we have and stop thinking about money so much. Money is an significant factor in achieving stability and finally even happiness because we let it, we even push it up to that pedestal. Money doesn’t equal happiness, it’s even worse than that: because money exists happiness is harder to reach.
But then again, if not for money, we’d rise up with something else that we would let interfere with our life and cause us an endless diversity of problems…It’s just human nature.