This is one book which I have just finished reading. I don’t normally read biography, but came across the story while doing some random search on wikipedia (where one link….
Happiness and Money
Money has become one of the main things In our modern life. Some people live their lives to earn money. They work hard, trying to earn as much money as they can. Some of them become crazy about It and lose their dlgnlty hunting money. They dont appreciate such Important things as family, friendship, love and other feelings. Such people become greedy, they spend their lives in loneliness. I don’t deny that money influences our life a lot. As W. S. Maugham said ” Money is like the sixth feeling ithout which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. I quite agree. A person can’t be happy if he has no money to satisfy his natural needs. But I think that money should have a limit. A person shouldn’t have too much money. It begins destroying him and becomes his curse. It is said in the Bible that “The love of money is the root of all evil. ” Yes, big sums of money really bring dfferent problems because people feel very envious and Jealous of other’s fortune. The majority of all the crimes are made because of money. I’m among the people who consider that money Is not ll-powerful.
Humanity, dignity, intelligence, kindness and other good qualltles of a person can’t be bought for money. We’ll never be able to buy pure love, real friendship and loving and caring family. But life Isnt worth living without these things. It’s not worth living if money has become the point of it either. 9HAeKC. AnpeKT Can Money Buy Happiness Can money buy happiness? Various people have various answers. Some people think that money is the source of happiness. With money, one can buy whatever he enjoys. With money, one can do whatever he likes.
So, In their minds, money can bring omfort, security, and so on. Money, as they think. Is the source of happiness. But there are still a lot of others who think that money Is the root of all evil. Money drives people to steal, to rob, and to break the law. A lot of people became criminals just because they were in search of money. And in the Western countries, there is nothing that can t be bought by money. Many people lose their own lives when hunting it. I think that money is essential to life and we cannot do without money. But even though money is necessary to life, it can t buy happiness.
Happiness s not something that can be measured by money. It is a state of mind. One can have plenty of money, with which he can buy whatever he wants, and at the same time he is not happy because he is never satisfied or he is troubled by various kinds of problems. Therefore, although money is necessary for a happy life, it can t buy happiness. People usually dont think too much about the meaning of money. The only Idea and concern Is to make more than they usually have. Of course having money Is a good thing because they give us the possibility to satisfy our needs and desires.
People they don’t usually think too much, the waste it buying expensive cars, eating out or buying expensive things Just for being in fashion. Yet, money has a certain feature “to come” easier to those who treat it well. Money tends to go to those who can use it in the most productive way to produce useful services and valuable goods and who has the ability to invest the in a profitable economical field. At the same time money uses to flow away from those who don’t have the habit to use them in a profitable way. I think everyone should learn to save money and to invest it in rder to gain more.
If we know the value of money we can easily manage it. It becomes a habit that leads to a successful life and career. The more effective period for learning the value of money is childhood because children usually don’t value money because they don’t know how much effort their parents put in their work in order to earn a certain some of money. Thus, parents are responsible for showing the real value of money when their kids are still small, than it will be much easier for them to value money without being even told about this.