Money can't buy happiness, but it can for sure help you with your daily struggles. The amount of aid that it will provide you will depend on the decisions that you make throughout life and that is exactly what this three quotes are all about.
"Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable" - Clare Booth
Many of the concerns, or causes of stress for an adult person, are about money. Inevitably as you become an adult, you begin to have a million responsibilities. They seem to have come from everywhere. So that can cause you high levels of stress for having to take care of everything at once.
The feeling that your money is not enough to cover all your needs, have quality time and even save, can be exasperating. That leads you to look for more sources of money so you can feel comfortable and relieved, which is perfectly fine. The more income the better, especially if you find a way to invest your money so it multiplies.
In these overwhelming situations, who hasn't felt a sigh of relief when receive some money? Money that will be the tool to get you out of all your problems! It is an incomparable feeling and very similar to “happiness". So maybe money can't buy it, but it surely will give you this comfort we're talking about, that will make you feel great.
At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard someone say they don’t care about money. While this sentiment sounds nice in theory, the reality is (for better or worse) that you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of money.
"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?" - Adam Smith
These can be the most important reasons why a person can have emotional and financial stability, which always go together. Health will always be a priority because with the lack of it you will not be in optimal conditions to face all other aspects of your life.
On the other hand, we have money. You know how important money is in your life, you all have experienced what it is like to have in your hands the power to decide and do whatever you need, where your life will lead, thanks to this tool.
Believe it or not, these two are directly related. Let's say that these two aspects of such importance, work together, go hand in hand, they need each other.
Health will give you all that energy you need to work, to pursue wealth, to focus on your goals. And the money you get will give you the peace of mind you need to move forward and stay true to your goals, a person with a lot of debt, worries and no established solution will never be able to think clearly and wisely when looking for a formula to get out of the financial mess they might be in. And this can definitely do a lot of damage to your health. The stress caused by not having financial stability is one of the most damaging to human beings.
The relationship between health and wealth is called “gradient”: the health improves when the income grows, and the poor have worse health than the rich, which means the higher the gradient the better the health. Poor health decreases the time available for working and decreases the earnings, at the same time it increases medical expenses, all of these lead to even poorer life than before. Increasing health is one way to build wealth.
Your choices are made in a moment, but their consequences will transcend a lifetime - MJ DeMarco
Sometimes when we're living life to the fullest, we forget about prudence and we make decisions impulsively, according to how we feel at the time. This is not always bad, but there are decisions that definitely require more care when they are made, because they can bring irreparable consequences.
There are crucial moments in our lives that make a before and after. And they mostly depend on some decisions we've made. Therefore, it is essential that we are as emotionally and intellectually prepared as possible for any situation we may face, which implies that we have wisdom when deciding time comes.
Making good decisions is a method that must be learned. It's one of the small changes on your daily basis that will help you succeed, and it's not something with which we are innately born, but merely a step by step process that is usually ascertained from life experience.
Most adults know that experience can be a costly, ineffective teacher that teaches more bad habits than good; and because decisions can vary so obviously from one situation to the next, the experience gained from making one important decision is oftentimes of little or no use when another decision-making problem arises.