Debate on Money is Important for Happiness

“Money is important for happiness.” Express your views either for or against this statement.

Money is Important for Happiness

Against the Statement

Some people think that money is one of the most essential factors in promoting happiness. Do you think people can be happy without much money? What other factors contribute towards happiness?

Many people consider money to be one of the most important contributing factors towards happiness. In my opinion, it is possible for people to be happy even if they have little money, and other aspects of life can play a more vital role in creating happiness.

Although for a lot of people, having money brings happiness, it does not necessarily follow that people without money are, therefore, unhappy. Take for example the comparison between developing and developed countries, most westerners would agree that people in developing countries are happier, enjoy stronger family connections and take more pleasure in the simplicities of life to a greater extent than those in developed countries.

One way that people can gain happiness is through their work. For instance, a doctor doing voluntary work in an underdeveloped country, may have very little money. The reward of helping people and doing the job they are good at, brings happiness in itself. In other words happiness can be found by using those skills that people are trained for and through job satisfaction.

Finally, another factor influencing happiness is, having supportive and loving people in one’s life. While money may bring the opportunities to enjoy pleasures, few people would enjoy them on their own. Being surrounded by a loving and caring family, is considered by most people to be more valuable than any amount of money.

In conclusion, money is not essential for happiness, which can be found through job satisfaction and family as well. If more people strived in life towards true happiness rather than money, the world would be a better place.

For the Statement

I would like to state that money is not everything, but money is something very important. Beyond the basic needs, money helps us achieve to our goals, brings us happiness, and money also supports the thing we care about like our family, education, health care, charity, adventure, fun and entertainment.

Money helps us get some of life’s intangible freedom or independence, the opportunity to make the most of our skills and talents, the ability to choose our own course in life, financial security and much more, which ofcourse bring a smile and happiness to our and our family lives.

Further, more money is a mean to trade our skills for what we need in our life. Who dreams of being a garbage collector, or becoming a waiter and serving at the restaurant? No one. So, who determines who should fill those positions? How many of them should be there? However, with money people choose these positions because they are not motivated or qualified enough to do anything else. Moreover, it is the money that creates respect and honour for someone. It is the money that takes the most shrewd one — Money can give us the power to make a difference in the lives of others. Where is the happiness in having a loved one, when you don’t have money to fulfill his/her dreams or even make him/her happy. The truth is that money can buy anything even happiness. If you have money, you can enjoy your life, you can do whatever you want. You might even find new friends by visiting places. Money is the ultimatum! Even if you don’t have anybody in your life, but you have unlimited money, you can atleast be happy by satisfying your needs.

Without money, you are always worried about paying bills, keeping a roof over your head and living a comfortable life. And with money, you can have a complete peace of mind, knowing that you have it all and never have to worry about anything. With money you can have your own house, you don’t have to pay rent, drive a luxurious car, you don’t have to wait for public transport, you can buy happiness for you near and dear ones by getting them their favorite valuables as gifts. With money, you can live a very comfortable and carefree life. Money can make one go on holiday and enjoy life, it makes one capable to help those who are in the need of it, money brings peace and prosperity and makes one feel totally independent.

More money than our needs gives us joy and happiness but back of money below our needs brings us pain and problems. That is why the more money you have, the better will be your life.

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