Ariana Lim - opinion essay.pdf - Ariana Lim ENG4U Mrs Robinson Tues Feb 26 2019 Money can’t buy happiness Or can it When asked what makes you happy

Ariana Lim - opinion essay.pdf - Ariana Lim ENG4U Mrs...

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Ariana Lim ENG4U Mrs. Robinson Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 Money can’t buy happiness. Or can it? When asked what makes you happy, some say love and health, others may say family and friends; the list goes on. But one answer that people tend to avoid using, is money. Why is that? An inventor and statesman known as Benjamin Franklin once said that “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.” But when you take a look at the world we live in, many of the things we enjoy require money. People often think that it is a shallow way of thinking to say that wealth can bring happiness; but isn’t it actually being reasonable? While money alone cannot give us true enjoyment in life, it certainly does contribute to our level of contentment, and to not acknowledge that would be irrational of us. The most obvious thing money does is provide us with the basic necessities in life such as shelter, food, clothing, etc. Therefore without money taking care of these simple needs, our happiness would definitely be limited. But not only do we put value in the essentials, we are also guilty of putting value in the more materialistic things, as much as we hate to admit. Physical objects can make us happy two ways.
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