"No Amount Of Money Can Buy Happiness For Anyone"

"No Amount Of Money Can Buy Happiness For Anyone"

Money to buy all that you want and need want  to make you happy.
Money to buy all that you want and need want to make you happy.
Money can buy you exotic cuisine and great food to eat but it can't buy your happiness.
Money can buy you exotic cuisine and great food to eat but it can't buy your happiness.

"No Amount Of Money Buys Happiness For Anyone"

Today, will live in a world of materialistic gain. We're always chasing dollars and trying to get rich quick, if we can. I don't think the elusive get rich quick books on how to obtain wealth quickly will do it. Don't forget the cheap way to riches is buy a winning lottery ticket, to help make our dreams of being rich come true. Who am I to criticise, the bible says time and chance happens to us all. There are people that are born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth and then there's the one's that catch a ride on the coat tails of someone that's already got the means to make it anywhere. If you have money to burn, than I guess that's a big blessing, but we shouldn't make money our idol, because to do so is a sin.. I have met women that think because a man ride in a fancy car, and have money up the yang-yang, he's all that and they will do what ever it takes to get close to him, because they're looking for someone to buy them the world and everything that's in it.

Don't get me wrong, I know there's a lot of men out there, that's looking for the same in a women with means, especially the young ones. The only thing wrong with this picture is, we're selling ourselves short, because of materialistic gain. Going after a rich mogul for a means to an end, will not end up happy in the end, because he'll realize that it's not him that you're interesting in, but everything that he can give you. I have always believed and still do, that if we can take our eyes off his money for a while and look into his heart and except him for who he is, instead of what he has, we might be able to secure a stable and happy relationship. I have always believed that if you love the person first and maybe the money will come next, but of course that's only my opinion. The love of money has destroyed many relationships, because the money is the main attraction instead of the person involved. I truly believe that all the money and material gain in the world want make you or anyone else happy, especially if we don't have the love of God in our heart. Only God can make us appreciate, what we have and show us positive things we can do with some of our wealth, besides squander it up on materialistic things. If I had money, I would share with someone less fortunate than me, but I would also appreciate the fact that I could pay my bills and not worry about where the next dollar was going to come from.

Wealth to me is a security blanket and a convenience that would be nice to have, and when you have been poor, you can appreciate things more. The bible tells us not to depend on riches. The bible also says that the chances of a rich person going to heaven, would be like a camel going through the eye of a needle, now with that statement alone; it seems almost impossible for it to happen, but it didn't say it was impossible. We have to remember with God all things are possible. I think it how we use our riches toward others, will determine the out come of whether or not we'll go to heaven. In reading the story about the young rich man in the bible, about how broken up and sad he was when Jesus asked him to go sale all that he own and follow him, he went away sad and broken hearted. The trouble with people that are rich is they get so bogged down in their possessions, until it's almost impossible for them to give them up and live without them. This is where God comes in, and say I will supply all your needs, if we only would believe and depend totally and completely on him, all our needs would be met.

I can understand marrying someone that's going to help us have financial security and a happy life, but make sure you're marring the man that you love and not his money. that way it will be a happier outcome, because you'll end up loving him or her with or without their money.

Benny Faye Douglass

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Myriad 6 years ago from the bottom of your heart .. ie chennai!

We have forgotten the person , Ourselves ..and everything else which is associated with being alive ! We are running after the ghosts and shadows created by our own mind ! You are a very sane , sensible wise old lady ! Thank you so much for the words dear !


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Sharon, I concur with you. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas

creativeone59 That is so very true,Money is to be use wisely and not to be praised.The Bible says to store up Heavenly treasures,God Bless you for this great hub.

Sharon Smith


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you pmccray for your words od wisdon and thank you for your comment and feedback. godspeed. creativeone59


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Your hub speaks the Gods honest truth. People generally get the saying; "The love of money is the root of all evil." wrong and usually say "Money is the root of all evil." So many lie, cheat, steal, maim and kill for the green. In immortal words of the Ojays, "that mean, mean green."


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Tom, It appeared you had a wise and wonderful dad that had the love of lot of people. Thank you Tom for stopping by hub, I appreciate you, your cooment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Words of true wisdom. Wonderful hub. My dad said once,"Everybody that comes to my funeral is sure to love me cause I aint leavin' nothin but love behind." There were hundreds of people at his funeral.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Chris Eddy, Maybe you haven't been rich in the monetary valve, but it doesn't mean you that you aren't rich in the eye sight of God, I think we all are rich to some point or another. Thank you for stopping by my hubs. Blessings to you. creativeone59


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've never been rich but I do know that money is for sharing and helping others. It feels good when your see and experience what giving does for others who are less fortunate.

Thanks creativeone59, for another good hub.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That is the truth plain and simple. You can have all the money and 'things' in the world but if you do not have happiness or peace, you are poor indeed. I tend to look at life as the 'thing' that matters most and what we do with it. I believe we received it in good faith and we are here to make sure that we honor the gift with greatness. Not success or fame, but greatness in what kind of person we become and the role we play in others' lives. I feel rich indeed at this point in my 'old lady' life and have hopefully much more 'wealth' to gather there! Great hub!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Veronica, money can only buy materialistic things as for happiness that an emotional thing. Thanks for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you James for stopping by I appreciate your visit and thank you for your compliment, comment, and feedback. Blessings to you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Micky , I agree with you. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godsepped. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Hello, for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

So true Creativeone. In the end money can't buy you happiness.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

You have delivered yet another excellent message here, Benny Faye. I see the truth in your words. Sometimes the truth is hard to accept but that doesn't keep it from being true. Thanks.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great hub Creativeone. The real money "at the top" is only for a few. More and more are finding that out. Money is power but it better be wielded for good. Thanks


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a well written hub with many thoughtful ideas


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Creative one, often I have a difficult time trying to absorb the Bible on my own. You are one of the "dancers that dance for God" for me. You give me a little at a time and I am able to grasp better! If that makes sense! I love you and thanks you for saying this--

Money means nothing if you aint using it for the GOOD REASONS!!! HELPING


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Ghost whisper, You really make m e want to write for people, just because you relate. thank you somuch for your comment, feedback and support. I cherish your visits to my hubs. Blessings. creativeone59


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I am laughing and crying reading this! Do you know that?

Your words--The love of money has destroyed many relationships, because the money is main attraction instead of the person involved. This is so bittersweet tonight and true. I would pay a million dollars to have my Son's love me for the right reasons...

Money does not make happiness-and this girl can tell you that! Money does not equate to love-and this girl can tell you that first hand also! I have never married for money-would never marry for money and continue to wait for the man who has the "riches" in his heart!

Money is just a tool to do good with..that I believe in my whole heart. If God ever made me rich in money...I would not be rich for very long!

Good hub...sob sob...

And that picture looks like the Blue Ridge Mountains, been there and climbed them! nice!

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