Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard that saying money can’t buy happiness, yet happiness and money are closely related.
Daily morning I read a newspaper and see depression on all the pages. I wanted to take a minute to think about how our health and mental state is linked to the money we have.
When I go in-depth into the news I found out that the people who are depressed or committing suicide is a majority because of money problems. Not having enough money will lead to stress and illness. One cannot be happy if he/she carries millions of rupees in debt. If you are a bread earner for you family you know that right?
There is an increasing trend of divorce in society, money is one of the major reason for divorce in our generation. Our definition of freedom has also now a linkage with money. Buying a thing you want without asking or telling your spouse is now common. And if one interferes it will end up in a quarrel.
When someone is struggling with poor health or in crisis, the more they can pay for care, the better they may get and the more stability they can buy. A doctor may recommend therapy, but if the person doesn’t have extra money, they may leave with just drugs and not the complete care they really need. Dealing with a health crisis may ideally involve basically putting your life on hold, like any other emergency.
Lastly, and most important issue if you have less money. We are living in a fragmented society where a certain set of people form a group based on their economic conditions like what car they have? where do they live? Where they go for shopping? Etc… People will start ignoring you if you are not able to catch up with them. It’s a hard fact, accept it.
This discussion isn’t intended to sound like complaints, but rather to think about how money continues to play a crucial part in our life.
No one will ever satisfied with the amount of money they have but still crying in a Mercedes is better than crying on the footpaths.
So, maybe money can’t buy happiness, but the more money you have, the better you may live happily.