How Important is Money!

February 5, 2007 3:22am CST
No one would argue,I think,that money is unimportant.There are certain things that human beings need food, shelter, medical care and these things east money. But if one has enough money to live on, to pay for the basic essentials of life, is it important to have a lot more money than that? Will your life improve in proportion to the amount of money that you have? Well, there is no denying that money can buy a lot. Maybe you do not need much money to pay for a simple shelter, but how about if you want a nice big apartment in a nice neighbourhood, or if a married couple cannot share a room with their parents, if children are not allowed to have a little privacy of their own. Moreover,it is nice to get a little pleasure out of life, a little fun from time to time. Unfortunately, many of the fun things that you can do today cost money. In modern cities, fo example, on any night, outstanding performers appear in night clubs and on concert stages. Furthermore, you can dine on foods from every corner of the world in the restaurants. So how can it be that many people in modern cities do not have fun? Simple, they do not have the money to take advantage of all these attractions. So, is money the road to happiness? Not really. Large numbers of people work every day, work overtime, work weekends, and make a lot of money. Are they happy? No, they have no time to maintain friendship, no time to enjoy themselves. Surely everyone has thought at times,"If only I had a lot of money, I would be the happiest person in the world, But it is important to remember that money is only a means to an end, not the end itself!"
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@niitesh (1656)
• India
6 Feb 07
this question has raised a turmoil in my heart,It has made me think hard and deep...In today's world everyone is after money.IT"S an cat and mouse game where we are the cat running after the mouse(money).everyone needs money and no doubt it is very important not just important in life?Today even for a good friend,a good life partner you need to spend money. for example if you have a good friend circle and everyone is spending money except you then they will through you out just in few days they will be avoiding you and there you feel the importance of money,so even to enjoy your social life you need money you need money for a good date for there is no honey without money. so can you say that"But it is important to remember that money is only a means to an end, not the end itself!" In today's world i feel money is the end itself and not just the means
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• China
6 Feb 07
Thank you for your reply!
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I think that there are days when money is important, but it is not all the time. It is good to have it, but very hard to keep it.