Why Money Buys you Love, Health, and Happiness
Yes, money does buy love
The Beatles famously sang "Money can't buy you love, b. Money buys you a great deal, and the sum of human misery does not come from excess – it comes from poverty. So I’m going to tell you why money does, indeed, buy love, health, happiness, and a whole lot of other things besides.
Meeting enough people to find love
Love is a matter of attraction and compatibility. When you only have a small circle of friends and you don’t have the funds to socialize outside your immediate social circles or travel widely, you miss out on meeting the right person. Money enables you to join the best dating services, go to places where you are likely to meet the kind of people you are interested in, and provide you the opportunity to be the very best you can be.
You can wear the kind of clothes that flatter you, get your excess weight off by going to a fat farm, and have the occasional grey hair blonded or darkened. The world is your love oyster when you have the money to pay for it.
Money buys you the best health care
Doctors can do an amazing amount these days to keep you healthy It is no accident that the wealthier you are, the longer you live. You can have check ups ever six months. You can hire a cook to feed you the healthiest diet with the healthiest foods. You can go for spa treatments and health retreats. You have the influence to reach out to state of the art medicine and inventions and you can bribe the power that be to be first in line.
Money buys you happiness and peace of mind
Of course, it does. So if your partner just broke up with you, all you do is get in your private jet and fly off to Ibiza or somewhere where you can roast in the sun and party with the Rockefellers. There’s plenty a well strung male and gorgeous models about. A broken heart is easily comforted (if not 100% fixed) when diversions beckon.
Money provides you the means to follow your dreams of building a tiny house, exploring Morocco, dashing off to the races at Ascot and finding the perfect hat or tux to match.
Money enables you to study the courses you want to without the pressure to graduate with honours and then find a job.
Money provides the capital to set up a business that you enjoy. It gives you a thousand things that make you happy.
If you're rich, you get more dates!
Money buys you safety
In a time and a place where one’s country is at war, it’s the poor people who leave everything behind and walk across a continent to another continent. They walk in wind and snow and hunger and bad things happening, but they walk. They walk because they didn’t have the money and the means to get out another way.
Rich people either bribe their way out on a fully booked plane or they charter a jet or they fly their own Boeing.
Money buys you connections
Similar to wanting love, if you want influence or you want to break into a particular circle of people, it’s money that gets you there. You want to go into a Bilderberg meeting, it helps to own a mega profitable company like Walmart. You want to meet Harrison Ford or Sandra Bullock, you call someone who knows them (money moves in those circles), and soon a meeting is arranged.
Money buys you success
The nice thing about money is that if you have enough money, you can keep trying until you get it right. You’re not limited by your budget (or your parent’s budget). What was it a recent presidential wannabe said about getting kids to be successful? “Ask your parents for a million or two and use that business to set yourself up in business.”
Money is comforting when you're feeling miserable
If, of course, one has no sense of self-worth or something eating away at one, money is a great comforter. Shopaholics abound when the stress is hitting and the tears are only a moment away. Nothing like a new Lamborghini or a pair of Jimmy Choo’s on your feet.
Rich kids of Instagram
Certainly, the rich kids of Instagram look like they are having buckets of fun. Of course, you and I might consider what they do to be a complete waste, but they are happy (for a while anyway.)
So why are some people miserable even when they have money?
Unrealistic expectations and unrealistic goals are the number one reason for unhappiness when one has money. Money doesn’t make everybody a well adjusted human being. However, when all things are considered, if one is a reasonably balanced person, money definitely adds to our happiness and gives us numerous opportunities to make us happy.
So, yes, money can buy you love
So if you have a spare million or two, I’m in search of a rich lover, some Jimmy Choo shoes, a two month retreat in a luxury weight reducing spa, and a partner to accompany me while I see the world.