Do you think money can buy everything required for a successful life? Many people ask, is there anything wrong with having money? Not at all.
Because without enough money, it is difficult to manage our life. There are many things vital to happiness and well-being. But money can not buy everything required in life.
Money Can Not Buy Everything
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Benjamin Franklin
It is not good to give priority to money in life. Money is not, and never will be, the important thing for a happy life.
Many people go far away places leaving their home to work and earn money. People work hard even ignoring health to earn money. After a few years of hard work, they have to spend earned money on health problems.
What money can buy?
Here are a few things that you can buy. There are many other things.
- House Gold chain
- Engagement ring
What money can not buy?
Here are a few things that you can not buy. There are many other things.
Some people have sleep problems. Sleepless nights make them weak and affect their health. They find it difficult to concentrate on work. People may suggest them to spend money to make the bedroom comfortable for sleep.
You can see many advertisements from bed and air conditioner companies in the media offering better sleep using their products.
If you have sleep problems, you can buy a comfortable bed, but you can’t buy better sleep.
Time is very important in life. Time is precious and time passed will never get back. You might have regretted many times about the lost chances and lost time.
Every moment is precious. So use every moment well and never waste time on unnecessary matters.
You may get back the lost money, but you will never get back the lost time. Think about the lost time, wasted time and chances.
Take a decision today to stop wasting time because time is precious for success in life. and live life to the fullest.You can buy a clock to know the time, but you can not buy time. Click To Tweet
Animals are physically stronger than human beings. But human beings are the most powerful creature on earth because they get power from knowledge.
Human beings have the ability to gain and preserve knowledge and are the clever creature of nature.
People have to face good and bad times in their short-term life. Knowledge is a true power which always remains and makes a person powerful. This true power of the knowledge empowers to win over any condition.
An educated mind will always think positive, do positive and become successful in life.
To get the knowledge you need to buy and read many books.Money can buy books, but money can't buy knowledge. Click To Tweet
House is a building for human habitation or in which people meet for a particular activity. Home is a place where people live as members of a family or household.You can buy a house, but you can't buy a home. Click To Tweet
Gold is precious and people are very interested to buy and use golden ornaments. Many people do not understand integrity is more important than gold for a successful life.
Integrity is the least common attribute a person can have in a successful life.
It is important to ensure to do the right thing for the right reason at the right time. If you don’t follow this rule, it will be difficult to achieve success and happiness in life.
You can buy any quantity of gold, but you can never buy integrity. Click To Tweet
“With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” Zig Ziglar
In the present world, the car is a common vehicle. But it is not necessary if you own or travel in a car people will respect you. You will get respect according to your character and status.
Most people wish to get respect from others. But they do not give proper respect to others. They do not realise that respect is a two-way system. If you want respect from others, you should respect others. If you do not respect others, they will never respect you.You can buy a car, but you can't buy respect. Click To Tweet
Love is a very important factor for a happy life. You can buy attraction and lust, but can’t buy love. Because love is something intimate, heartfelt and mysterious.
Money is not related to any of these but is simply a method of exchange. There are many easy ways to get love.
An engagement ring is a symbolic expression of love. Money can buy an engagement ring, but can’t buy true love.
Money Can’t Buy Everything – Short Story
John was a 10 year old boy who was the only son to his loving parents. John’s father was a very busy and rich businessman who could not spend enough time with his son. He used to come home after his only son John slept, and was off to office before John woke up in the morning. John yearned for his father’s attention and love. John wanted to go outdoors and play with his father just like his friends did.
One day, John was surprised to see his father at home in the evening.
“Dad, it is a big surprise to see you at home,” John said.
“Yes son, my meeting was cancelled. So I’m at home. But after one hour I have to catch a flight,” his father replied.
“When will you be back?” John asked.
“Tomorrow noon.” His father replied.
John was in deep thought for a while. Then he asked, “Dad, how much do you earn in a year?”
John’s father was taken aback. He replied, “My dear son, it’s a very big amount and you won’t be able to understand it.”
“OK dad, are you happy with the amount you earn?” John asked
“Yes my dear. I’m very happy, and in fact I’m planning to launch our new branch and a new business in a few months. Isn’t that great?” His father replied.
John “Yes, dad. I’m happy to hear that. Can I ask you one more question?”
His father “Yes, dear.”
John “Dad, can you tell me how much you earn in a day or even half a day?”
“Nick, why are you asking this question?” Nick’s father was perplexed.
But Nick was persistent. “Please answer me. Can you please tell me how much you earn in an hour?”
Nick’s father gave in and replied, “It will be around INR 2000/- per hour.”
Nick ran to his room upstairs, and came down with his small box that contained his savings and asked to his father.
“Dad, I have INR 5000/- in my savings box. Can you spare two hours for me? I want to go to the beach and have dinner with you tomorrow evening. Can you please mark this in your schedule?”
John’s father was speechless!
Moral of the story
The greatest gift a parent can give his child is time. Money can’t buy everything!
Loyalty is the quality of staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something. Definition of Obedience is compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority. Loyalty and Obedience both qualities required in life.
Money can not buy these things:
- Common sense
“It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.” George Lorimer
While making efforts to make more money, make sure you don’t lose the precious things that money can’t buy. Otherwise, whatever you earned will become waste and you will never get happiness and success in life.
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I am Mathukutty P. V., a proud Indian, Blogger, YouTuber. I started Simply Life Tips, made in India with love, to share useful things with the world. I believe, 'Sharing is Caring! Learning never ends!'.