It is cliche that most people say it can not buy you happiness.If you think money can’t buy happiness, you have never truly lacked.
What is happiness really?Wikipedia describes it as “a mental state of well-being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this older sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.”
Now that that is out of the way,to be content you need money.
Imagine your child was terminally ill and you earned Kshs 7 thousand a month,what options do you have? You can beg for the money,go on national television with your pity story or pray for a miracle(you need faith).Would you be happy in this case?
Suppose you are an unemployed single parent living in a slum, do you think money can buy you food,clothes,morality,descency?With money you are upgraded from the humiliating situation of begging on your knees for a few more days to raise the Kshs 600 rent,your sense of morality is heightened b the fact that you are not desperate to exchange sex for money to feed your children.
“Why do we pray as Mother’s that God will be able to supply the requirement of our Children according to His bounty.Dear God help me make enough money this month to pay for the swimming lesson my daughter is interested in.Help me God to pay for school fees this year.If you could just send me kshs 1,000 to pay the grocer so that I can take more vegetables on credit i’d be thankfull.”
Money has never been evil but rather the human mind and what it is willing to do to get the money.
Having money makes the difference between being trampled upon and walking with your head held up.
In India having money differentiates you from being that maimed child in the street without an eye or a kidney begging knowing that your life depends on it