Money or Happiness
The way we live is the way we think. This is quite a philosophical matter of choice whether you want money or you’ll choose happiness over it. People have different opinions at this. Few think “Money can’t buy happiness” whereas few think “yes! It can, you just need to know where to shop”. It all depends. Satisfaction is the most important thing in life. We do what we do for getting ourselves satisfied. On the other hand it’s a different thing that some people are satisfied with money and some with happiness. It all depends and varies from man to man.
Money: Money is necessity to survive. This is not the time like layman spent. We now need to pay back money in exchange of things we need for general uses. It’s a world of means. Now people are becoming money centered, our societal psychology is becoming money centered. But the question is: ‘Is money that important that you could choose it over happiness?’
People start chasing their dreams and start earning. Few people satisfy with what they do and they give rest of their time with their loved ones. This brings them satisfaction and happiness. Whereas some people start their journey of earning and they don’t look back. They are left with few people to enjoy with but money. This may being them satisfaction (in case). But doesn’t bring happiness. People study happiness with ‘money’ as a parameter and everyone has its own theory.
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway
We read such quotes from many well-known big guns but it makes sense when you start knowing the way these quotes apply in your life. I’ve heard somewhere justifying this quote somebody wrote about a child prodigy who commits suicide. What could be the reason that an extraordinary brain was not ready to see the next day of his life? Intelligence has always been a wall between man and happiness.
“An Intelligent man is too blessed to enjoy happiness.”
“The rich is not always happier than the poor.”
Rich/Intelligent and happy: May be some people know this strange ‘happiness’ thing more than common man knows and this makes them stable in happy and sad moments. Some people have not been rich always. Some people have seen both their best and worst time of life. If you ask them you’ll know other theories or observations that is one’s personal opinion. But some of them are really stable, it’s not that difficult being ‘rich and happy’ or ‘intelligent and happy’. People who know few things about life and its behavior they don’t bother about these things. Some people have learnt how to live happy in every situation.
May be ‘money’ can’t be the parameter to decide happiness of people but money can be the thing that was chosen over happiness and some people regret this but some don’t. Again money and happiness if you ask, it is a man to man varying choice but the thing that we should remember is we are to decide what our life is about. Is it money or is it happiness?