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Love v Money

Updated on November 26, 2016
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

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Love v Money

As yet another Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts are turning to hearts and flowers, silly rhymes and making time to be with the ones we love.

But given a choice, would we choose love or money?

Ideally, like most people, I would prefer to have both love and money in abundance. However, if I must choose only one, I would most certainly choose love.

Without love, the world would be a cold and lonely place indeed, but there are many types of love:

1) A man's love for a woman

2) A woman's love for a man

3) Parent's love for their child

4) Children's love for their parents

5) Love for friends

6) A woman's love for a woman

7) A man's love for a man

8) Love for our pets

9) The love of humankind for God

10) The love of God for all things

This small four letter word 'LOVE' covers many different relationships, however, for this article, I'll concentrate on romantic love versus money

So what is romantic love? And why would anyone choose love instead of money, after all, love can’t feed you; it cannot provide a roof over your head or protect you from the cold. Whereas money will do all of those things, and more. Money gives you power, status, security and so much more.

But given a choice, the majority of people would choose love over money.

Love is probably the closest thing to heaven on earth; love will make a pauper feel like a king, love is not easy to articulate, it is a feeling of completeness, and it’s like finding the other half of one's self. When we’re in love the world is suddenly in high definition, everything appears intensified; we feel alive, uplifted, ecstatic and joyous.

Apparently, living life at this level of intensity could not last long, or it would burn us out, but if it is love and not infatuation, romantic love will grow into something less intense and much stronger, real love is pure and infinite, it will grow but never dies.

Love is kind, always giving, never jealous or possessive, love is steadfast, love endures. Most of us are either in love, grieving over a lost love or are actively searching for a new love.

Love is profound; it allows even the toughest of us to be vulnerable. When we love, we open up and invest part of ourselves in the other, loving them as we love ourselves

Many people with money do not feel complete or indeed, truly successful until they also have someone to love. Like the rest of us, the rich also need someone to love, who will share their lives and wealth and love them in return for themselves, not for their wealth. But sadly, these people often find love elusive.

Even when they do manage to find someone to love, they are plagued by doubts, are they loved for themselves, or their money.

Money may bring happiness, but without love, it is just money, it could never warm the soul, it will break you but never make you whole; for that, you need love sweet love.

What Money will do for you:

Money will buy a bed but not sleep

Books but not brains

Food but not appetite

Finery but not beauty

A house but not a home

Medicine but not health

Amusement but not happiness

Luxuries but not culture

Religion but not salvation

A passport to everywhere but HEAVEN (anonymous quote)

It's great to make money, much better to make love.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Tobster1, thank you so much for the visit and comment, the thing about loneliness is, unless you are a believer.

      Without love, you can feel just as lonely even when you are surrounded by people.

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      Tobster1 5 years ago

      Love is only a great thing if you have someone special to spend enjoy it with. Thank the god were never alone.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      In that case Ram, I hope you've voted way up high, of course.

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      So true, your words directly pierce into my heart and germinate seeds of love - a romantic love, of course.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I enjoyed reading what money will do for us. You are very true about different types of love.

      Thanks for sharing your views on life, love and living.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Saleeln 18, Thank you for the kind comment, well appreciated

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      Saleeln18 5 years ago from Illinois

      I very much agree with you on this. Money is a great thing to have, but I would definitely chose love over it. Money is a quick and fleeting joy but love on the other hand, true love, can last forever and at the end of the day that it what's important to me. Thanks for this hub.