What makes you a happy person? Do you know what will truly make you happy? One of the biggest challenges you face is actually knowing what it is you want in life and within your relationships, the not knowing can cause your true happiness to elude you. But how can you know what will bring you joy if you haven’t experienced it yet?
I know I’ve heard the saying, “Money can’t buy you happiness” most of my life but the funny thing is, for the life of me, I can’t remember the first time I heard it or who in particular use to say it. It’s just such a common saying I can’t pinpoint it’s origin in my life. There are songs written, movie plots to depict how far south a person life can go if their only focus in life is the acquisition of money but… if money cant buy you happiness why are we seeking it with such passion and desperation?
Is it money you seek or what you believe having money will give you? Have you ever really thought about it? Let’s take a moment and explore this concept. What can money buy you? New clothes, a new home, better health care, a new car, money can put food on your table, heat or cool your home, money can give you freedom to go where you want, when you want, and with whom you want. What else can money bring to your life? Money can give you more time to spend with loved ones, more time for traveling, more time to focus on a hobby, developing your skill at one of your favorite sports, taking yoga, or some other form of physical, spiritual, or psychological development.
Money opens doors and creates possibilities so why is money demonized? Why are we told as children and believe as adults that money can’t buy us happiness? This is a powerful question and a area we simply don’t discuss enough and I want you to tell me why money can’t buy you happiness? Or can money buy you happiness? If money won’t buy you happiness what will bring you the happiness you seek?