What matters the most - happiness or money?We say we should live a life of satisfaction and happiness. The inner happiness is something we should think about. But, there is something that makes me think, the existence of money. Just a small piece of paper, cut in a rectangular shape and a picture of Mahatma Gandhi applied on it, it gives so much value to it. This seems so peculiar, just think about it. A coin, dark greyish in color, a leaf printed on it. Currencies are little things, but play a very important role in our life. It sometimes made me think, who invented money, this little piece of paper- that changed its value immensely.
Now coming to the point, we are living in a world, where money is necessary, life is just not possible without it. We will be poor and like useless species if we do not have it. We will consider ourself to be purposeless species if we have no money, ultimately we will have no happiness. Does it matter so much to all of us? Does money gives us real happiness and satisfaction if not directly but indirectly?
We do not notice it, but it is the reality. We see it as not the reason for happiness, but it is. If we do not have money, we cannot buy things that we need in our daily life. That could make us go crazy and we could even get irritated.
If we talk about the people below poverty line,the poor people, they do not have things that they need to live a normal life. They do not get the basic food most of the time, they do not have clothes to wear and cover themselves. Yet those people seem contented with whatever they possess. Those people cannot educate their family. Yet they try ways to have books to study. Though they know it is not possible for them , because they do not have money.
We have money and a life above normal, still we get sad at times, cursing our luck and that we do not have enough money. Why cannot we have that contentment in ourselves? It makes me think at times, why God is so mean that he does not give a happy life to the poor,? And why even we people lack that contentment and consider money as the source of happiness. Or is it the case that we are being brought up with such an attitude? Why cannot we find that happiness lies in us. Is it necessary that to live a happy life we need money? If yes, then why do not we accept what we have, and why we keep craving for more?