Writer’s Name: Tyeisha Downer
Title: Does Money Really Buy Happiness
So many weeks, days, hours and minutes, many individuals think about what it would be like to have a large quantity of money; to finally be out of debt and be able to buy anything that their heart desires and live happily ever after. But does money really buy happiness?
Would it be easy to live in the world with lots of money to grant you all of the material things you ever wished for? Would money bring others such joy in society as we know it or would you argue and say that the best things in life are free like love, beautiful flowers, and being able to have your mind at ease?
What about things like taking a stroll in the park and stopping to smell the aroma of the fresh air? What about being able to take a deep breath and take a moment to appreciate the simple things in life that we often take for granted. I believe the best things in life are free, like being able to stand tall and walk proudly and being able to have clear eyesight and taking time to reflect back on others whom are less fortunate than us.
What if we were unable to have access to being able to walk, talk, or see? What if our health was fading right before our very eyes and what if we were unable to hear the sound of waves as they hit the beach? What if we were unable to see the stars shine so brightly in the sky? What if we couldn’t hear the rhythm of the heartbeat of the one that we love so much? Do you think that you would be missing out then? Granted money can buy you a fancy house on the hill or a luxury car and diamonds and pearls, but does it buy you true love? Being able to have someone to love you through the fog and clouded skies - loving you for you are with your flaws and all is priceless. If you had a million dollars it would be complicated to determine who really loves you for you. Everyone is entitled to what they believe in but in my opinion the best things in life are free, which is why it is important to live your life to the fullest because tomorrow is never guaranteed.