Although we chase it all the time, money is not (and shouldn’t be) everything in our lives. There’s no question that it’s important – it provides security and allows us to lead a better life. However, it’s not a replacement for happiness. The more money we have, the more we want and chase. No one wants to be poor, so instead of chasing our dreams, we often end up chasing money.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having money. We work our a**** off to accumulate wealth, prioritizing it over everything else. Then we spend it on cars, on houses or other things we’ve dreamed off. It makes us happy for a while, but long-term happiness isn’t something you can buy.
Just take a look at Hollywood. How many actors have died in pursuit of money and happiness only to end up depressed? Remember Robin Williams? There are some things money can’t buy. No matter how wealthy you are, money can’t buy love, happiness, time or health. You’ll have to get those things in another way.
Things Money Can’t Buy
We’ve already mentioned it, but here’s another reminder – money can never buy happiness. Happiness is not something you buy – it’s something you get in other ways. So, no matter how many millions you have in the bank, you can be unhappy. Money’s not the answer to everything.
Money can’t buy peace. Peace of mind can only be achieved if you learn to turn anything into a positive experience. How you train your mind and your expectations of life are key factors for inner peace, not money. No matter how much money you’re willing to spend, there’s just no way to buy peace.
It’s a bit morbid and depressing, but money really can’t buy time. Since the moment we’re born, our “timer” starts counting down. You can have all the money in the world and you still won’t be able to stop time. We can’t extend our life and turn the clock back. Each one of us will live as long as it’s “written”.
There are some diseases and conditions that can’t be cured with money. With all the advances in medicine and science, there are still things money can’t fix. Aging is a natural process that can’t be stopped, so don’t spend all your hard-earned money to be young when you can’t.
Wealth doesn’t buy manners or class. Every day, we’re bombarded by celebrities who lack class and those who act like royalty. Take, for example, Kim Kardashian and compare her to Anthony Hopkins. It’s a real example of class and rudeness.
Knowledge is another thing that can’t be bought. You can accumulate knowledge and wisdom, but you can’t buy it. The acquisition of knowledge and its practical application are of key importance in life, but unfortunately, no money can buy it.
The gifts and abilities you possess are priceless and can’t be bought. You can spend money to develop talent, but you can’t buy it. Skills and talents can be learned and are invaluable even if you have billions.
Lust, attraction, power – those are just some of the things you can buy with money. But, when it comes to love, you’re out of luck. All the money in the world can’t make someone love you. Love is a mysterious thing – it’s not something you can pay for. So, save your money and spend them on something else. If you’re trying to buy love, you won’t succeed.
Many great minds have said that people who have friends are truly rich, and they were right. Real friendship transcends money and can’t be bought. True friends don’t care how much money you have. If they prioritize your money over friendship, you don’t need them in your life.
Money can buy power and influence, but not the truth. Many powerful people spend money on different agendas, trying to twist the truth in their favor. Although they might succeed for the moment, truth always comes out in the end. No amount of money can buy the truth. If you’ve done something wrong and you’re trying to “bury” it with money, it will come back to bite you in the a** sooner or later.