Having Money Does Not Mean You Have A Good Life
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Having Money Does Not Mean You Have A Good Life

It can't buy happiness

Having Money Does Not Mean You Have A Good Life
Bailey Torres

When people are asked what the basic necessities of life are, most people resort to saying food, water, and shelter. But as generations have come and gone, money has joined that group of those simple necessities.

Almost all of the modern day actions in society are surrounded by money. Not only does it reward you with the proper things you need to live, but it can give you the most luxurious life with amazing things.

But how much can money actually improve your quality of life?

This question came to me when I was watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. The show is a story on the dramatic life of fictional characters in New York. They're life style seemed luxurious at times, but there was also an abundant amount of drama that seemed pointless to me, but meant everything to them.

I strangely found myself being reminded of this show while I was packing food for starving children in third world countries. The staff of this organization was showing my group many videos of various children that would be receiving the food. What stood out most to me was a young boy turning his spoon over to make sure he ate every grain of rice.

This really touched me. I didn't know how much I took my life for granted until I saw a boy that was so thankful for a meal, that he didn't even choose, to eat every last crumb. If this meal was presented to Serena and Blaire in Gossip Girl, I'm sure they would push their plate away with a crinkle in their nose.

I'm not the highest class citizen of my community, but I can only assume that senses of materialism increase when a person becomes more used to being wealthy. But, I find that weird. These people seem to have everything, but are still striving to purchase all the things they cannot have.

It is obvious that the people in third world countries do not have the nicest cars or designer bags, but they have passion, self nesses, and an abundant amount of appreciation. Money will never be able to buy those traits.

They say money cannot buy happiness, and that is absolutely true.

Any person can find a way to buy the newest items, but does that really make your life any better? In the end, if I had to choose a lifestyle, I would choose to sit in the position of the boy turning his spoon. I know life would be harder, but at least I would have a better quality of life.

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