The prompt atSunday Scribblings for this past Sunday was "My 2 Cents"
We are to take the prompts any way we wish and run with the idea. For me, this is what came to mind:
Can money buy happiness?
Obviously in the literal sense, money cannot 'purchase' happiness. BUT does having money make one happy?
Well I have thought about this a lot and I really think that having money versus not having money does make a difference in people's emotions.
Let's think towards the end of the month when we must sit and reflect on our finances. I really believe that ones who have a wicked struggle to get their bills paid will be a little less exuberant than those who get them paid without a fight.
Of course money does make a difference in the style of life that we live. Why are people afraid to admit that money does have something to do with happiness?
As Suze Orman says,
"But money does have a place at the table. If you don't have money to buy things, you're going to be very frustrated. It's just that simple"
I agree with her statement.
I do think that money is a major factor in our emotions. If we're constantly worried about making ends meet, there's little room to relax and take a deep breath.
As I 'watch' all the celebrities, I notice that they seem miserable. WHAT? Miserable with all that money? YES, MISERABLE for other reasons. They have nothing to look forward to. They have it all already. They have money; lots and lots of it but still, look at the covers of most celebrity magazines. The headlines are shouting out about how miserable they are. This is because everything to them is disposible, including relationships. Why is it that sooooo many celebrities simply cannot stay in a relationship for more than a few months to a few years? It's because of boredome. They have everything already so they want 'new, fresh exciting' in their lives and the only way to achieve this is by going out and starting a NEW relationship. Money cannot buy them a functional relationship. Many of them are spoiled because they have everything. They don't want to put forth effort to make a relationship work so to them, it's disposable. (this doesn't just go for celebritites!)
Money doesn't buy happiness but it sure does help in the big scheme of things!