Five Reasons Why Money Doesn’t Buy You Happiness

Written By Alla Levin
February 18, 2021
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Here Is Why Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Money doesn’t buy you happiness. Regardless of how much you may have, it’s not going to provide you the satisfaction that you need out of life. And with that being said, here are five reasons why money doesn’t buy you happiness.

It Can’t Mend Relationships

Relationships are complex things, whether it’s a relationship with yourself, your partner, your parents, or friends. No matter how much you throw money at a relationship, it’s never going to fix it. It could provide a temporary measure, even something that perhaps stays temporary for years but in the end, it’s not going to provide that real fix that both people in the relationship need.

Many relationships in the form of partners and spouses can end, even if they were one of the world’s richest athletes. It doesn’t matter because at the end of the day, the routing problem lies within the relationship and no amount of money can repair that. Instead, it’s love, respect, and trust that tends to fix relationships that need it.

You Can Lose Value In Things You Once Desired

For many of us, we often have to work hard to get things that we desire. Whether it’s that designer bag that we’ve saved for months or years to get to the smaller things in life that hold more value than simply being materialistic. However, when you start earning more money, you’d think that you’d be happier and perhaps hold more appreciation for the things you have. That’s not really the case and instead, you end up losing value in things that you once desired. Those things that were so hard to get once upon a time, are easy to get with more money.

When you get to that point, it can tend to devalue a lot of things that you have in life and at that point, you tend to realize what really matters and those are the things that money can’t buy.

Making Money Can Turn Into An Obsession

For many, making the same wage every month is something that they can be content with. For those who want to always be earning more and more money, it can often become an obsession and an addiction in some respects. The more money you make, the more you might feel that you’ll achieve that ultimate happiness that you’ve been dreaming about. All your problems can be resolved when you’re the richest person on earth but that’s not the case at all. Yes, most things can easily be fixed but not everything can.

When money becomes an obsession, it’s also something that can become quite dangerous and one that is perhaps important to be careful of.

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness: It Provides A Temporary High

Earning money and spending it is like a drug, it can provide you with that temporary high but just like any drug, the high is going to end. And at the end of it, you might not feel great afterward. That can be a toxic relationship to have with the money you have and earn. Regardless of how often you spend and what you may spend it on, it’s never going to make that feeling of spending a permanent feeling.

It can certainly be something that can develop into a problem and that issue is something that needs fixing with the right help. These temporary highs aren’t going to make you happy and if anything, they’re going to make you feel even worse than you did before.

You May Attract The Wrong People In Your Life

Having money and wealth can be a good thing. It can provide you with security and perhaps in some cases a more worry-free life. However, there are issues with having money and that’s usually because they attract the wrong type of people into your life. There are going to be people who love you regardless of how much you’re worth or what you have in your bank. But there are going to be others who are only around you because you spend money on them or because they can influence you to part with your money in ways you wouldn’t usually do.

These types of people are people that you definitely don’t want in your life.  If that’s the case, then it’s important to cut them out completely. You really don’t need them in your life.

Money can be a good thing to have but it really can’t bring you joy to the fullest extent. It can only do so much for you.

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