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Can Money Buy Success?

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In our childhood, we all heard about a famous fairy tale “Where is happiness”. The cute girl in the story took a long time to look for the answer, but eventually the answer was simple, as happiness was just surrounding her. It is said that life can’t last without money, but money can’t buy success in terms of health, friendship as well as family reunion.

On the one hand, money can’t buy health, which is the basic aspect of happiness. Just as the famous saying goes, health is pre-condition of all work. But most times, money can’t guarantee you a healthy body. I f you get a heavy cold, you may miss classes, which will make you fall behind others. If you have a stomach ache, you will fail to enjoy tasty dishes. If you even develop cancer, it means that you are reaching the end of your life and you can’t do what you want to do. When Steven Jobs was dying, what he wanted to do was just to listen to a piece of soft music, but it had no possibilities. All these situations show that health is really essential in your life, while a great deal of money still can’t ensure you are long-lived.

On the other hand, money can’t buy friendship, which is the second aspect of happiness. A good friendship is based on mutual trust and respect. It is developed as time goes by. Some people may think that as long as they have money, they can buy people delicious cuisine or cool items. This can obviously meet requirement for making friends. Some hold the view that if they wear branded clothes, they will greatly grab their attention and then appeal them to make friends. Nevertheless, it doesn’t work out the same way they think. It is not the coat that makes the gentleman. Friendship based on only money won’t last long, for it breaches the rule of making friends.

Furthermore, money can’t buy family reunion, which is the further aspect of happiness. Nowadays, a soaring number of parents work outside to make a living, leaving their children at home. Though during the important festivals, they will transfer money to their kids and tell them to buy fancy clothes or tasty food, children can’t still stay with their parents. In children’s world, how eagerly they desire to talk with their parents face to face! Actually, what they see valuable is not money, but the care and company of their parents. So how can money compare with that?

Consequently, money can’t buy happiness, which is related to health, friendship as well as family reunion. It is common that lots of people work hard to earn money at the price of happiness. Maybe it is time for us to slow down, and work for happiness, rather than just money.  

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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Reply Report Kevinfly 2016-1-11 15:05
You are right, money can not buy success. But on some extend, money could bring you much happiness. Take your example, money can not buy health, but people could get better treatment if they have more money when their healthy have problem. Simple in a word, Steven Jobs could not live that long after he found his cancer if he is not that rich. On the other hand, if those parents have much money to afford their family, they could have their family reunion instead of just send money back to their children.
Reply Report Echo/hanhan 2016-1-11 20:47
Kevinfly: You are right, money can not buy success. But on some extend, money could bring you much happiness. Take your example, money can not buy health, but p ...
Yes, you are right. I express my opinions just according to some abnormal phenomena. In today's material world, I have to admit that money does play a vital role in many ways. For me, I enjoy traveling, but this kind of happiness is based on money, for I am still dependable financially. Actually, What I want to express is that people may try to obtain happiness when making a living. Money is the basis, but still can't compared with happiness.
Reply Report Kevinfly 2016-1-12 09:39
Echo/hanhan: Yes, you are right. I express my opinions just according to some abnormal phenomena. In today's material world, I have to admit that money does play a ...
Can not agree with you more.
Reply Report Echo/hanhan 2016-1-12 10:55
Kevinfly: Can not agree with you more.
Haha, Thank you

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