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The Top 7 Things Money Can Not Buy

Updated on April 18, 2014

What is Money?

Money is any form of currency that is a current medium of exchange for transactions. Money is accepted as a payment or a repayment for goods and/or services that have been or will be received, which is a process that is called a transaction. Money can also be considered income in the form of a paycheck that a person earns by working a job. Money is also revenue that a company earns from sales or services rendered. Money is considered a very valuable commodity within the economy because it can be used to purchase many different things that are needed, wanted, or desired. Money has changed throughout the centuries and is not what it once was.

Types of Money

Early civilizations would use beans, nuts, seeds, beans, or tokens as currency for their current medium of exchange during their time. Cattle is the oldest known form of American currency. Before cattle was currency, there was bartering only which did not involve the use of any currency. Today, the current forms of money are:

  • Banknotes (paper money $)
  • Coins (produced from metals ยข)

During these modern times, the value of American currency is dwindling because there are less gold reserves in existence that make the dollar valuable. Coins are not made from precious metals, silver and copper, like they once were. Plus there is more currency in circulation. Therefore American money can not be used to purchase as much as it did during past centuries. The rate at which other countries value American money has decreased, which makes it less valuable to foreign countries.

Interesting Facts About Money

* McDonald's earns $75 million per day.

* Apple earns $300,000 per minute.

* Wal-Mart makes $35,000 profit per minute.

* Money is the not the same as wealth.

* 90% of American banknotes carry traces of cocaine.

* 66% of U.S. cash is held overseas.

* China was the first country to use paper money about 1,400 years ago.

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Money Can Not Buy Everything

Money is a valuable commodity that is used to purchase a variety of goods and services, but it can not be used to buy everything. There are somethings in life that money can not buy. Some of the things that money can not buy are intangible, like feelings, while other things that money can not buy are tangible, like people. Money can be used to be purchased things that people want, need, and desire. There are necessities in life that are not free, therefore must be purchased with money. However money can not buy everything in life. Some of the best things in life are free anyway, so no money is needed to purchase them. They do not have a price tag because they are what's known as priceless, which means no amount of money.

The Top 7 Things Money Can Not Buy

During these rough and challenging economic times, it seems like nothing is free and everything is so expensive. Since many people say that the best things in life are free, this hub will examine that fact and identify some of the things that are free. The list below is of the top 7 things that money can not buy, which consists of creative items that require no currency to be used as a form of a payment or repayment. Money can not buy many certain things that are important to people and to everyday life. Since money is very important to the world and how it operates, many people seem to get too caught up in making money and/or spending money lavishly that they forget about what is really important, which are the free things in life. They are the best things in life and without a price tag, which makes them even more enjoyable.

1. Money Can Not Buy a Peaceful Heart.

Money can not buy a peaceful heart, but it does exist. A peaceful heart is something that is obtained or created emotionally and mentally, but never purchased in stores. Having a peaceful heart means having feelings of love, compassion, and peace within a person's heart. Feelings of hatred, depression, and regret within the heart are not peaceful. In order for a person to have a peaceful heart, they must strive to and let go of all negative feelings inside. Having a peaceful heart can be peaceful for the mind also, but can also lower blood pressure.

2. Money Can Not Buy Trust.

Money can not buy trust nor bring it back once it is gone. Trust is the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, and effective. Trust comes from within a person and is given to another person. Experiences, communication, and life all affect a person's trust and how it is given away. Some people can trust others openly, while some people are cautious and must have their trust earned. A person's past is also a factor of trust and trusting other people. In legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. This type of trust is also something that money can not buy.

3. Money Can Not Buy Luck.

Money can not buy luck. Some people believe that if they gamble with more money, they will have better luck. That is not true at all. Luck is also called chance and is defined as the things that happen to a person because of chance. Sometimes luck is mistaken for coincidence. Sometimes people just get lucky and it has nothing to do with money. Many people feel like they are unlucky, but having our spending money can not change that.

4. Money Can Not Buy Childhood Memories.

Money can not buy childhood memories because they are created by living. Swinging on a swing, playing hide-and-seek, and staying up late with friends are some of the memories people have of their childhood. These memories are priceless and money can not buy them. Childhood memories will always be held close to an adult's heart because that it what makes them who they are in their grown up life. Certain scents can trigger childhood memories, which can take any adult back to that special time and place.

5. Money Can Not Good Karma.

Money can not buy good karma. Karma means action, work or deed that a person does. Karma also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual comes back to them. If a person wants good karma, their actions, work, or deeds must be good and positive. Then, in return, good actions, work, or deeds will come back to them for their benefit. Good karma is attainable, but only through goodness and positiveness. If a person does bad things, bad things will come back to that person. If goodness is to be obtained, then goodness should be displayed and never purchased.

6. Money Can Not Buy a Purpose.

Money can not buy a person's purpose. Everyone has a purpose and it must be discovered to know what it is. By living life and listening to the soul, a person can find their purpose and ensure that it is completed. A purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. A purpose is also to have as one's intention or objective. Synonyms for the word purpose include motive, cause, and reason. A person's purpose will differ from one person to the next, each one special and unique. Many people don't know what their purpose is, but it is there.

7. Money Can Not Buy Common Sense.

Money can not buy common sense because it is something that is intangible and priceless. Common sense is the ability to perceive, to understand, and to judge things such as situations. Common sense is the same as good sense, which involves being educated and making the right choices. Common sense is directly related to human natural, rational, and logical thinking. Sometimes people wish they could buy someone they know common sense, but it is not feasibly possible. Common sense is obtained only by life experiences and through education. Everyone has the opportunity to gain and utilize common sense, but it's up to them.

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      Jean Valerie Kotzur nee Stoneman 4 years ago from Germany

      This reads like a list of dos and don'ts. However, it is probably useful for young people who have not had any experience in life as yet.

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      Cristale 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for reading and good point. I never saw it that way!

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      Esrom Aritonang 5 years ago from Indonesia

      A ha... I like it but a little bit did not agree with the fourth "A trip to another planet" because 'men comes from Mars and women from Venus'.