Does Money Equate To Happiness Essay

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Does money equate to happiness? Just because the world says something is true, does not mean it is. In today’s society it is common for one to say “If only I were rich, then I would be happy.”, but that claim is simply not true. Yes, money does offer opportunity that can potentially lead to positive, happy experiences, but money itself, and the love of money, do not equal happiness. Being wealthy is not the same as being happy, and although it is possible that a wealthy person is happy, there are also plenty of unhappy wealthy people in the world. From a biblical standpoint, it is evident that there are benefits of money and good uses for it, but the abuse of money and love of money are things that are selfish and lead to an unfulfilling life. …show more content…
God calls Christians to store their treasures in heaven because as stated in Ecclesiastes, people enter the world naked and leave the world naked, so all of the treasures on earth stay on earth. A way of thinking about wealth is relating it to Isaac Newton's law of motion, which states that “objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless acted on by external forces.” (Snow); this means that once someone acquires a tremendous amount of money, it is easier for them to keep growing their income than reducing their income, which is one way money is dissatisfying. Once a person has the money to take care of his or her basic needs and buy luxurious items without them being a financial burden, their happiness plateaus. The problem is that when this level of accomplishment is met, the money is still growing. As blowing money becomes easier, so does taking things or people for granted. The most satisfying feeling associated with money has little to do with the money itself, but it is the happiness that comes from hard work paying off and having the resources to live within your means, but that specifically does not cause happiness, but it does reduce stress in some …show more content…
Money causes stress and worrying for several reasons. Maintaining wealth is not always easy and some people constantly worry about the stock market, sales, the economy, and their possessions. Also, there’s always the threat of losing money or going bankrupt due to a bad investment, which is very stressful. Henry Ford, who’s net worth was billions, said “I was happier when doing a mechanic’s job.” There is less worry when someone does what they love and doesn’t think of money as their main goal or the pinnacle of their success. Numbers, possessions, and intelligence are not criteria of success, rather good relationships, positive achievements, and love

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