Things That Money Can't BuyApr 07, 2022
Money is one of the essential things in our lives. It allows us to do what we want and provide for our families. However, money cannot buy everything in life. There are some things that money cannot buy - things that will make us happy and fulfilled from the inside. This blog post will discuss some of those things and what makes them worth pursuing.
All the money in the world won't make you truly happy and fulfilled.
Money is a necessity for living. Without it, we won't be able to buy our basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. We also need it to pay our bills and buy things that give us pleasure. Our needs and wants are heavily tied with money that you can almost equate it to life. It's no wonder why many dedicate their lives to earning money because of how the system has conditioned us. However, there are things in life that, no matter how much money you have, you cannot buy, but only through time and dedication will you be able to attain them.
Time is a fixed commodity that we cannot add anymore, regardless of how much money we have. So the only thing we can do is make the most out of time. Unfortunately, some people spend most of their time working to earn money and then not having enough time to enjoy the things they have worked hard to attain. Therefore, it's essential to balance spending time working and doing activities that we love and make us happy. Besides, we don't know when our time will be up in this world, so it's better to enjoy as much as we can while we are still here.
Having a significant amount of wealth grants us better opportunities to take care of our health, such as having the ability to afford medicines and having access to hospitals that provide good service. However, even with the latest medical advances and drugs, they are not enough to heal some diseases that can cripple us and take our lives. Therefore, if one wants to attain good health and live a longer life, one must spend time exercising to take care of physical health and have a positive attitude and the right mindset for mental health. An effort is required to maintain a healthy body and mind. Money cannot buy health in this sense.
3. Genuine relationships
Some will say that some people will only acquaint themselves with you because of your possessions and wealth. They hope to gain something from you, such as trying to loan some money or mooch something from you. The moment you experience some downfall and lose some of your money and possessions, they disappear. These are not the people you want to keep in your social circle.
Authentic and meaningful relationships cannot be bought by money. Instead, they are formed through time and effort. Real friends can be found by spending time with people who share your interests, keeping up with each other, and supporting each other in times of need. Likewise, a close-knit family will only form through love and unwavering support. Bribing somebody to gain a true friendship is something money can't buy.
Want to become someone who possesses good character and personality? Then practice how to become one if you aren't already. But unfortunately, money cannot buy values, such as integrity, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Being a person with a clear conscience and possessing good morals is something one can only gain by making an effort to exhibit such character. Throwing money on a person who lacks good morals won't suddenly change that person into an upstanding and good citizen.
5. Emotional well-being
A significant number of things that can give us true happiness and fulfillment are those that involve our emotions. Our sense of self-worth, inner peace, life satisfaction, and attitude towards events that happen in our lives are all things that can bring us true happiness. No amount of material possessions and the latest gadgets can substitute for emotional fulfillment. Our mental health and well-being can only be molded through time and having the right mindset towards things. Sure enough, having more money will allow you to avail of services, such as life coaching and therapy, to aid in your self-improvement, but in the end, you will need to make an extra effort to create positive changes within your mind.
Having enough money can allow someone to gain a quality education from prestigious schools and universities. One can also buy books and references to understand various subjects further. However, the ability to absorb the knowledge you gain from schools and books depends on you. No matter how pretty the school or book is, if you have problems processing knowledge in your head, the amount of information you learn will be useless. It takes time and effort to understand something. Let's not even get into wisdom where you already apply what you have learned in real life and form your interpretation of things. In this sense, money can't buy knowledge; it only grants you access to it.
7. True love
Some people fall in love with someone because they are rich and can provide well should they have a family. It's something born out of practicality, and it happens, ugly as it may sound. While a relationship like this can go on for a significant amount of time, it can fall the moment wealth comes into trouble. Finding true love requires a genuine interest from both parties and the willingness to support each other. It doesn't have to be one-sided where only a single individual carries the relationship, which can be the person who is financially well. A romantic relationship founded on true love and not on material things and money can last longer and feel more fulfilling.
A passion is something we have a genuine interest in doing and pursuing in life. It could have started when we were young or found it later after trying something and having the intense motivation to do it. Money's role in finding our passions is providing more opportunities to try other things, but it's up to us whether we can look at something to be our true calling. Money cannot instantly make something to be our passion, but it does provide a way of unlocking it.
9. True happiness
To a certain degree, money can buy happiness. They can be in the form of material goods and luxuries, but the pleasure one can derive from such things is short-lived. There's the initial rush of excitement upon getting something that we want, but it eventually becomes something that we get used to and treat as an ordinary thing. What happens next is we then find the next shiny thing that can bring us a rush of excitement. This way of living leads to a lack of contentment and the absence of true joy. Money should be used only as a vehicle to lead us to what we truly want and can give meaning to our lives. One should spend time wisely to figure out the most important things in life that can provide us with satisfaction and true happiness.
Having more money can be essential, but it can't provide everything.
We now know that money can't buy everything that will make us happy and fulfilled, but we shouldn't also dismiss its importance. The system requires cash for us to purchase all the things we need to go on living. So, to a certain degree, something that can give us pleasure and happiness is also reliant on money. However, keep in mind that there are things money can't buy, and these are usually the things that require time and effort to attain and give a more profound sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Think of it this way: money can cover our basic needs and wants and provide short-term fulfillment and happiness, but if you are looking for long-term enjoyment and satisfaction, something else can give you that. A successful life doesn't always equate to having a healthy bank account. Sometimes, the simple things around us and what's in our minds can make us feel happy and fulfilled in life.