Does Money Make The World Go Round Essay

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Does Money Really Make the World Go Round? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win millions of dollars in the lottery? Many people dream of winning a lot of money to better their lives and themselves,however the percentage of big winners is actually rather small. For those who do win,it doesn’t always mean that life’s struggles will end there. Many people who win big in the lottery loose it all,because it ends up controlling every part of them. For example, a young couple won three million dollars in the lottery but could not claim it because they had lost their ticket. There was a thirty day claim for lost tickets and their time was already up. It put a strain on their marriage and angered both of them. You see how just that …show more content…
Money looks like it is able to take anybodys problems away, no matter what they are or how big or small. Many people look at what money can do to help better their lives so that they can live a life full of happiness, but too much money does not do that, if anything, it mostly does the opposite. People depend on money for too many things in life including the deceiving promise of a lifetime of happiness. In an article written by, Andrew Blackman it states,”Wealth alone does not provide any guarantee of a good life. What matters more than big income is how people spend it.” (2014) Many sources say,if people would spend money on things like taking a trip to a memorable place,or giving their money to people in need instead of spending it on material things, then it would give them true happiness in life. In an article written by Andrew Blackman he discusses how people would rather spend their money on temporary material things,like electronics instead of a vacation to another country. He believes that most people feel they would only have the memory of what they saw and not something tangible they could see or use everyday. …show more content…
In an article written by, Barber, it states that, “Alcohol consumption went from 46 percent for people earning less than $20,000 to 81 percent for people earning over $75,000” (2012). Taking money into consideration,obviously the richer people have more to spend on the alcohol versus the poor, the wealthier people have so much money that they do not mind what they spend it on, they start drinking in moderation and then soon after their addicted. In the 2010 article by Rufus it says,"Those who can afford alcohol often look upon it as a luxury good and thus buy more of it.” Wealthier people also get addicted to the feeling of having a lot of money,they get too much pride that they get in over their heads and it just leaves them want more,just like alcohol for example. An addiction does not have to just be drugs, or alcohol, or tobacco. However; with money you get addicted psychologically, not physically. You get addicted to having the money, and what the money is being spent on. People who start out with nothing and suddenly get rich quick by lottery, or becoming famous. The quick transition is often too much for some people, they overspend, they change, personally, and they spend too much money on things they do not necessarily, need they spend money on many things they want, materialistic things. Becoming

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