Ah, money. The grease that moves the world. The love of which has perhaps caused more human anguish than perhaps any other object with the possible exception of abuse by religious extremists.
Money can’t buy health. All the money in the world can’t undo the damage caused by smoking, drug abuse, cancer, and a thousand other health problems which destroy one’s quality of life. Of course, if you are rich enough you can buy a new kidney or heart. But what is kind of life does one have fighting AIDS, cancer, a dead liver, destroyed lungs or a brain tumor caused by saturating yourself with pesticides, herbicides and other life-destroying chemicals?
Money is an essential energy booster needed to see you through your life smoothly. It gives you a status symbol and you are placed in an elevation in the society. You are able to buy the best things available and your materialistic possessions give you a sense of elation. Money can get you many things in life which will give you a superficial happiness that gets sated very fast. There are many things in life money cannot buy. Can money buy you happiness? Of course it cannot. Happiness is a state of mind which has nothing to do with money.
If money is needed to feel happy, then only rich people will be the happiest lot. In fact, it is the rich who feel a vacuum within them as money alienates them from the others.
The main reason people often give to support their opinion that money is more important than love is because the basic necessities of life--food and shelter, for example--carry a real cost. Love won't do you much good at the supermarket counter when you need potatoes, rice, vegetables and fruit. If you send a little love note instead of your check for rent one month, you will see it doesn't do any good. But the truth is that money means nothing without love. The reason why I believe love trumps money is that love will get you through times. Imagine a situation in which you and another person are deeply in...