Most people would agree that money can’t buy happiness. This romantic concept of “money isn’t everything” and “you can’t buy love” is a debatable topic in today’s modern world. In a more modern perspective, some people could say that money can’t buy happiness. But that would have to be in another topic. When reality hits, it hits hard. That is when one should realize that technically, money really can buy a person happiness. Because happiness is subjective and abstract, it gets even trickier to answer as you think about it more. But if you look at it in a more realistic standpoint, money really can buy happiness. Here are a few reasons why money can buy happiness.
Money can fill your stomach.
Le’s face it, food is life. Food can help us get through hard times. When we are sad, we eat junk food or ice cream or chocolate. When we are hungry in the middle of the night and there’s nothing in the fridge left to eat, we go out to buy a cup of noodles to warm the stomach. When we go to the movies, in order to complete the movie-watching experience, we buy popcorn at the pop corn stand. Even the most mundane of tasks requires us to eat and food needs to be bought. Therefore, we can assume that money can buy happiness because food is a source of happiness.
Money can help us see the world.
Traveling is one of the costliest hobbies one can have. Some say that they key to happiness is seeing the world through your own eyes and not through a television or movie screen. But in order for you to experience what the world has to offer, you are going to need money. The plane ticket alone will cost a lot of money. Then there is the lodging, public transportation, the food that you will eat, the souvenirs that you will buy. All of which require you to spend money.
Money puts a roof over your head.
Paying an endless amount of bills is a part of the life of an adult. The mortgage for the house that you purchased needs paying and you can’t do without having money. The very house, apartment, condominium, dormitory that you live in, that keeps you safe from the outside world, requires you to pay to stay. Without money, you won’t have a roof over your head and you would be living in the streets.
Money alone can’t buy you happiness. But it sure helps.