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What would more money mean to you?
It seems strange to me that we live in the 21st Century and have some of the most amazing pieces of technology that you can ever imagine!
We have the ability to live a very wealthy life style all across the globe, yet many people go through life struggling to pay their bills week in and week out and others are left to live in utter poverty.
What would more money mean to you?
I want to keep this fairly realistic so rather than a win on the national lottery every week, how about an extra £50.00?
What difference would an extra £50.00 on top of your present income each week make to your life, if you could have it for free without being taxed on it?
Would you have a better family life?
Could it be that you and your family would prosper a little more, argue less over finances and spend extra quality time together because you can afford to take the kids out more often?
Would more money mean the children would have more constructive things to do or would they become spoilt with having more of the things they want rather than need?
Would people eat more healthily?
A box of seedless grapes lasts about as long as a multipack of crisps in this house and I can’t help but notice that the multipack of crisps is actually cheaper to buy.
Given the choice between the two I would much rather regularly top up the fruit bowl for the kids, but on the other hand I also have to admit that I would like to be able to treat the family to a take away a little more often than I can afford to right now. So would we be eating healthier or not? I guess it is all about finding the right balance.
Would we become more generous?
With a bit of extra cash floating around I wonder if people would become more generous and help a friend out a bit more when they needed it, or donate to their favourite charity, would they put more in them little money boxes as they walk past or would people be greedy and want to keep every penny for themselves.
Would crime rate go down?
If people didn’t have to struggle so much of the time then would we see the crime rate go down and have the need for less police on the streets? Would that effectively also bring down the cost of council tax?
Would more money mean less debt?
Most humans do appear to have a very greedy nature and the more we have the more we want, so with extra money coming in would we run up more debt or would we be spending more within our means?
Debt causes many people to suffer from stress; depression and anxiety so if we were to have less debt and less people needing professional help doctors and debt advisers etc, would that mean less strain on the NHS and more people out of a job?
Would you go out more?
Some people are perfectly content going out with no money what so ever, whilst others prefer not to even visit their friends without having a small bit of change in their pockets, even if they know they are not going to the shops.
Some people live life thinking ‘but what if I need something, what if something happens and I need to get to the hospital and what if I run out of credit on my phone and need the phone box’. Would those people go out more often or run out of money just as quickly?
Money is not everything!
I bet you’ve heard the saying a million or more times ‘money is not everything’, closely followed by ‘money makes the world go round’. As people, we are brilliant at learning to adapt and make good of what we’ve got but would just a small bit more make the world a better place or would it make it worst?
Money doesn’t buy happiness (some I’m told) but I expect many people would at least like the opportunity to test out that theory!