Most people say “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Whether or not you believe this, I believe money leads to happiness. Many will say that people can be 100% happy with their job even if they do not make a high income, which I completely agree with too. They are happy with their location where they live or the car they drive, which all people should be. Nothing in life should be taken for granite. But I also believe that the statement “money doesn’t buy happiness” is a complete myth. Many say that money ruins marriages and friendships with others and that it also just makes people grumpy and unsatisfied. Well if the tables were turned the other way with someone who did not have the largest income, that person might also be grumpy, unsatisfied, and also not have a great marriage. It truly depends on the nature of the person. I believe that the main way money buys happiness is when people are involved by giving their service and time to those who are less fortunate. Whether it is making generous donation, or not having to worry about your needs because you are well off, this can make both sides happy, which is why money can lead to happiness.
Having a passion for something and not making a large income leads to happiness for many. If you had money and you could buy things without worrying wouldn’t that make you happy? Being able to not worry about a budget whether you go on vacation or worry about what size t.v. you can afford is a very fortunate. Having an extravagant life style by being able to build and design your own house, buying two or three cars, and many other everyday things to accommodate someone leads to happiness. Why wouldn’t it? People think that others that have a surplus of money are still unsatisfied with their lives. You have more resources to things and you are not worried about whether or not you can afford it. You are more of a powerful person towards others if you dress well, drive a nice car, and have a good character towards others while having a lot of money. Now even though all of that may seem like a bunch of snotty comments and that people with money are spoiled, I truly believe that money can buy happiness when dealing with helping others.
Many people who do not have large incomes and still do community service by helping others does lead to happiness, but there are certain situations where money does buy happiness for others. Take Oprah as an example, she is one of the richest women in the world today. She is respected by many for what she does for others. Even though she is busy a lot with her new network, she still finds the time to help others. Whether it is buying Christmas presents for multiple families or even sending families on vacations. In situations like these, money is able to buy happiness. Money from others is able to buy food for those less fortunate to make them happy. People like Oprah who have a lot of money are very happy with their life styles. Not only does money buy happiness for themselves but it buys happiness for others. Being able to help others with money is the true meaning of how money can lead to happiness.
There are many arguments that can go against what I say, whether it deals with people who have money and are stubborn and don’t care about others by only thinking of what they want, or that people can be happy without money and still help others. But can having no money buy vacations for others or buy food and other necessities for others? My main argument is that it depends on the situation of a person. “Money doesn’t buy happiness” is not always true. Money can buy happiness when you’re talking about helping others, and also not worrying about a budget in your own life. Does money really run our lives in the sense where it can make us truly happy? Or is happiness still based on your passion and whether or not you are following that in your life?