Can money really buy happiness?


What has real promise is relationships, not money.

Bethany Tomblin, Staff Reporter

A question that has been asked for centuries is if money can buy happiness. People who have little to no money will tell you how thankful they are for their families, but people who have a lot of money will most likely tell you how thankful they are for material things.
Many wealthy people constantly worry about losing what they have. They worry their property will be destroyed in a storm or that they will have to invest in something they don’t feel is worth it. Worry does not result to happiness, if anything it’s the opposite.
There are some things you cannot buy with money, such as love, something everyone seeks and hopes to find one day. You can have all the money in the world, but that will not fill the void that only love can. You can be the poorest person on earth and have absolutely everything if you have love.
Money is a necessity, something we need in order to survive, but it does not determine our happiness. Some of the most unhappy people in the world are rich and some of the happiest are poor. Money does not define your worth but only your economic status, and that is not going to matter, looking back at your life later on.
Life doesn’t have a price, and we do not have to pay for love and happiness. Money can make someone happy, but it cannot fulfill the emotional wants that determines a person’s happiness.
There is a fine line between satisfaction and happiness. You can be completely satisfied, but still unhappy. Money gives satisfaction, while meaningful life experiences make you more than just satisfied.