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What would more money mean to you?

Updated on June 26, 2011


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.     


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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!




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    • Victoria Stephens profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Stephens 

      6 years ago from London

      Hi kashmir56,

      I'm often pondering over this as I see many people struggling everyday. I do wonder if there really is any need for it.xxx

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, thanks for sharing this very interesting hub it sure does make you think about how many people could use more money now, and what it would mean to them.

      Vote up !!!

    • Victoria Stephens profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Stephens 

      7 years ago from London

      Hi LULU SUE1987, It would certainly be nice if everyone could life the way they wanted to. Thanks for your comment.x

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      LULU SUE1987 

      7 years ago

      It would mean that I could live the way I want to live.

    • Victoria Stephens profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Stephens 

      7 years ago from London

      Hi Someonewhoknows,

      Thanks for that information. It sounds like a very interesting book which I shall have to pick up a copy soon and have a read in greater detail.

      I've heard various different stories about how man came about and have observed that we appeared to have great machinery years ago that we don't even have today, such as ones that built the pyramids.

      It hadn't crossed my mind that maybe the previous life forms had taken them away in order for us to evolve better into the future so that's a brilliant new outlook on things for me.

      I think it's quite true that even still today that many of us would do nothing rather than work all day if we had the ultimate choice.

      Really appreciate that story, thanks for explaining.xxx

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      someonewhoknows 

      7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I read a book "The Ultimate Frontier" by Richard Kieninger.In it talks about the first civilization on earth that was started by Christ as in Jesus Christ which is really God in human body in order to teach people the way to live.Anyway,this civilization lasted @50,000 years after Christ left them to themselves because they were given free will to rise or fall on their own.;ong story short,they all lived in a scale equivilant to present day millionaires and that apparently wasn't enough.There were two groups in society.Those who did whatever manual labor was required ,which was at a minimum because they had automated most tasks and all they really needed to do is maintain the machinery and supply them with all the raw materials and the rest was done by the machines through the high technology they created.The other group really had almost nothing to do in the way of work as the technology was so high all mundane tasks were done by machines.

      Before civilization,in the Garden of Eden scenerio no one had to do anything to survive.The worldwide tempertures were always @ 70 degrees with no direct sunlight.They lived in the perfect climate for food to grow on it's own in abundance.So,you could say they lived in vegatated state.No,need to learn anything.Just,living procreating and dying .This went on for 400,000 years before the Angel Lucifer who we commonly call Satin or thr Devel decided along with his followers that something had to be done if man was to advance and evolve into what the angels themselves were (who helped in the creation of the planets and the life on them as well).The hope was that the human beings they created would advace in intellect naturally.That wasn't happening,because they had bo inclination to advance as all their needs were being met without them knowing or caring how that was the case.Apparently it was rare for lifeforms to advance without something to force them to.Such as having to do something in order to survive.

      So,their was a split between the angels as to what if,anything should be done.The tree of knowledge was the knowledge of life.

    • Victoria Stephens profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Stephens 

      7 years ago from London

      Hi again someonewhoknows,

      I like that proposed question! :)

      It's hard to imagine a world without slavery, one of the greatest tasks ever pulled off was setting us all in slavery and most of us still don't even realise it even to this day.

      Every resource on this planet was once all of ours for free, and then somehow someone took control over it and therefore took control over us.

      It would be so hard to get people to do their fair share of the work now so not to need money, as everyone has become accustomed to the apparent easy lifestyle! xxx

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      someonewhoknows 

      7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      What would you think about someone from another planet who asked the question -- "Why is it,you have to pay someone in order to live on the planet you were born on?"

      I suppose that would be ok if everyone did there fair share of the work.

      I read this online somewhere and I thought; they must not have slavery where they come from.

    • Victoria Stephens profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Stephens 

      7 years ago from London

      Hi someonewhoknows,

      Thanks for your comment, It would be nice if we got our money at one rate and the shops didn't quickly follow it with price increases. It's crazy how money controls the lives almost everyone!.xxx

    • someonewhoknows profile image

      someonewhoknows 

      7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      More money isn't the solution if that money is worth less than it was before you got it.

      A Stable money supply is the answer.It,would mean the money's value would not go up or down like the stockmarket does.The stockmarket is almost like a casino.

      Except at a casino you get kicked out never to return if you scam the system.

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