Love v Money
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.