"Money is the key to happiness"
Most college graduates believe earning more money is the key to happiness. We’re taught as children, especially as American children, that fierce competition, in the form of acquiring honors, degrees and material possessions, is a fool-proof barometer of how we measure up against others–or better yet–“one up” them. Armed with this fallacy, we march forward into our cubicles, thinking our confinement will be a small sacrifice on our road to emerald green fields of financial freedom and career fame.
Money is of course very important for human beings to lead a decent and satisfying life. unlike
animals and plants, money defines the existence of human society as we cannot live without it.
Money is an important exchange for food, shelter and clothing.
Many people believe that money si the root of all evil. ut contrary to that, ! believe and agree that
money is the key to human happiness. it has become indispensable in our lives when humans began
using money for exchange of goods and services instead of he barter trade which was popular
hundreds of years ago. "umans work to earn an income that would enable them to bring food to the
table, clothe themselves as well as indulge in pleasures that can be obtained only through money.
When we are able to afford goods and services, it inevitably grants us a lot of happiness,
satisfaction and stability in our lives. !n many poor countries such as #frica, $ambodia, %aos,
&ietnam and others, millions live in misery due to extreme poverty. 'hey are deprived of happiness,
dignity and a sense of direction n their lives as they live from hand to mouth and their future is at
best uncertain. 'hus, it would be foolish to think that money causes distress, and is the root cause of
immorality and evil behavior. (n the contrary, most of us earn an income through legal means
which allows us to maintain a good standard of living. it enable us to travel for holidays and have
access to good food, medical facilities, and a lifestyle that grants us much happiness and satiety.
Many parents admit that they slog at work so that thy could provided comfort and stability to their
offspring. Money especially comes in handy when a family member is stricken with a disease and
cash is needed for treatment.
)nhappiness results when we are denied the above. Many families struggle to make ends meet and
the lack of money almost inevitably sows seeds of unhappiness. 'hey are exposed to continuous
bickering, *uarrels and ultimately, misery.
'here are of course those, due to greed for more material wealth, resort to illegal means to become
rich *uickly. 'hey commit robberies, murders and cheat to get ahead in lives. "owever, this does
not grant them the happiness or the peace of mind. !n the case of robbers and murders, the constant
threat by the law enforcement authorities closing in on them, creates +itters and a life full of
uncertainties and fear.
"ence, money would always be looked at as the most or at least one of the most important keys to
happiness. it has become a part of what defines us as human beings as it allows us to live a life of
dignity, happiness and contentment.