Yeah, that’s right that’s a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien (more specifically said by Thorin in “The Hobbit”), what are you going to do about it. Clearly Thorin wanted us all to act like hobbits and I’m totally down with that. Hobbits love food, I love food, I mean we have so much in common I might as well already be a hobbit. Well it’s time to get the ball rolling on day 12 of this 30 day challenge.
Day 12: Do you think money can buy happiness?
I believe that money can buy different stages of happiness, but not the everlasting happiness that makes you a wonderful person and people want to be around you.
An example of this would be earlier today when I bought some blackberry cobbler. In order to obtain the blackberry cobbler I needed to give the store cashier money, because if I didn’t that would be stealing. Well while I was eating said cobbler I was happy, very happy indeed and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve that level of happiness without money. Once I finished eating the cobbler however, the euphoria went away. The lesson here is; money can buy happiness but it doesn’t last.
Now money can also, in a very round about way, achieve long term happiness. You there are certain things in this world that we have to buy (i.e. food, clothes, meds, etc.) in order to maintain a certain comfort/ healthy lifestyle. Takes these two fools for example:
Without money we would’t have been able to own such warm clothes and we would have froze to death, and in my opinion that isn’t very happy. Just saying.
I think that happiness comes from not just having money, but from using said money to buy the necessities (which changes for everyone), and then being grateful for them.
Now if you’re talking about happiness from a love life or some kind of relationship, then obviously money can’t help you there; because that’s called prostitution and that doesn’t end well for anyone.