The gold in one's heart is far more precious than the gold in one's purse. -CONFUCIOUS-
"Contentment is natural wealth; luxury, artificial poverty." - Socrates (B.C. 469-399)
My last post and the comments that followed it got me thinking about the one of life's big questions, "Can you buy happiness?"
Of course my immediate response was, no, of course not, not real happiness. But then I thought a little more and as I've so come to learn, it's not a black and white world, and this issue certainly has its gray areas. And actually, there are some things that relate to happiness that money most defintely can buy.
MONEY CAN BUY:
Peace of mind
The ability to help others in financial need
MONEY CAN'T BUY
Peace with oneself
A pleasing personality
A healthy sense of self
A good sense of humor
A life well-lived
But on the flip side, money can buy a plethora of things that are harmful to one's body and soul. And there are some things that you can get for free that can prove to be harmful, as well.
What am I leaving off of either list? What can money buy? What can't money buy?
Can you buy happiness?