Money Can Buy Happiness? Essays

1242 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Almost everyone is motivated by money. The only reason people spend 7 to 12 hours at the workplace a day is to earn money. Money helps people lead a nice comfortable life. It helps provide the best education for children. It ensures that near and dear ones have access to medical attention whenever it is in need. Unfortunately, there is a cap space to the amount of money that people can spend on themselves. Regardless, the richest abone us have gathered wealth from them or their progeny will never use in their lifetime. Still, they are not content. They want more money. That is what is wrong with money, it lures people in. It never makes people happy. If you don’t have it then you want it. If you have it then you want even more of it. Sadly, the rich usually forget to live their life. They forget to appreciate the little things that actually matter and make our lives worth living. Throughout literature, many say that money can buy happiness, the truth is far more difficult than that. Yes, having a lot of money is a wonderful thing and gets rid of all the stress of financial insecurity and other things. But happiness can’t be bought by money, this theme is prominent in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.
In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is dedicated to convince Daisy Buchanan (the love of his life) that he is worthy of her love and to win her back from her husband Tom. Mr. Gatsby’s life demonstrated how…

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