I know that there are people with lots of money. It seems to them that they can buy everything. And, indeed, they have beautiful apartments or even houses, they drive beautiful cars. They have expensive clothes, rich jewelry. It seemed to live and rejoice. But my parents say that such people are no happier than those who have modest wealth.
You cannot buy happiness with money. But what is being happy? To be happy means to have a strong friendly family, beloved work, loyal friends and, of course, health.
“So, I’ve been thinking about this whole being happy thing, and I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. We’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy; we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that will fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry, it’s not permanent. It comes and goes, and that’s okay. And I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness more often.”
– Julian Baker
I understand that money plays a big role in a person’s life, but at the same time how can you buy the sincere disposition of the people around you with money? You can buy expensive paints, equipment, a luxury art workshop, but how do you create a masterpiece on the canvas, if you do not have talent? But talent cannot be bought with money. No money will make you a poet, a musician…
Money will not make a person more decent. You can’t buy with money: love, the charm of early spring or the freshness of the first snow. With money you can’t buy a child’s smile and you won’t get a kind heart if you’re indifferent and callous.
A person can leave a good memory of himself on earth with his good deeds, a good attitude towards people.