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Things We Can't Buy With Money

Updated on September 29, 2011

Some people said that money is everything. Money is like a king in this world. As we know money has a big role in our life. It help us to get something, as a medium of exchange. The history of money start from a thousands of years ago. The idea for money starting from barter (exchange things), goods as a money and until now it form as a paper or coins. With a variety of currencies around the world. Who's got a lot of money in the world, of course the rich people or a millionaire.

Are they happy with their money? I don't think so. Although they have a lot of money, but we don't know inside their heart. Some of them can't sleep well because always think about their business. They lost happiness. when families need them they could not attend. For daily activities filled with meeting and run the business. They don't have time to hang out with their family. They always came late. They don't have time to eat together with family. Breakfast, and dinner is not there in the schedule. what are they searching for? the answer is MONEY.


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There are many things can't bought by the money. Although we have a lot of money, but there is no happiness inside our heart. We have to consider about that. I have a list to show that money can't buy everything, like:

Loosing Time

Money will not restore the time that has passed. After the day had changed, the last 24 hours will be lost and will never return. Therefore, try to use every opportunity to express your love to your couple and family. before the time passed or you will be regret.

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Happiness

It sound easy, money can't buy happiness. But this is reality. Money can make you feel happy when you paid a luxurious vacation, buying the latest electronics, beautiful penthouse or the fastest car. But all the money will never be able to bring real happiness which comes from within our hearts. This kind of happiness only comes from a happy relationship and the support and love from family.

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The Children Happiness

The responsibility of parents is to provide appropriate food and clothing to the children. And it need money also.  But money can't give a sense of security, responsibility, good attitude, and intelligence for children. I think this is the result of the blessing and attention we devote to them and good things that we teach to them. The money is helping us meet some aspects of parenting, but time has proven that the basic needs of each child is how much time given by the parents, not the money.

Love

There is another fact that money can't buy love. With the money we can make the people interested with us, but the real love comes from mutual respect, caring, sharing experiences, and opportunities to grow together. That's why many couples who married for money, didn't last long.

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Acceptance

To be accepted by the social environment, you don't need the money. If you want to receive by the society try to focus your energy to make yourself valuable to the neighborhood with a friend in joy and sorrow. Concerned about social issues can help us more acceptable. give more time and your energy to help others. There is the real meaning of life.

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Health

We need money to maintenance costs and to buy medicines. But money can't replace the lost health. That's way the others saying better prevent than cure. We should apply this suggestion. Let's start exercising, stop smoking, and many other things that we know to maintain our health. The money is useless when we get sick. We can't eat anything or everything controlled by medicine and doctor. We can't free doing activities because all day we spent in the room or Hospital. So be happy for you where still healthy today.

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Success

Success only comes from hard work, determination, and a little luck. But some people who achieve success from corruption, this is the exception. There is not success for me but it stealing. There is a small aspect of the business can bring success using the money, such as training or buying equipment, but the success comes from doing your own business with your effort.

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Talent

We are born with certain talents. With the money we can do just to maximum our talent such as learning music, buy music instrument. However, experts say, to become experts in their fields, we need talent. That's why talent can't buy with the money. That's a gift from God. As a human we have to develop our talent well.

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Peace

If money could buy peace, maybe we no longer we hear about the war. But the real fact said that money become the source of conflict and hostility. To get money isn't the few people who tried in a fraudulent manner even fight with each other. Competition in getting the money often comes around us. That's not good for us. Don't let the money influence us doing bad attitude. I hope we all in the right way.

The conclusion from this hub is we can learn much that money isn't everything for us. The important thing is family, friend, love and god. If we walk in the right way we can find the meaning of life and certainly know that there are many things around us which support our life. Don't ever think that money is a god. I hope you understand. My pray for you all....amen

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Kebennett1 for your attention to this hub. I am glad this hub useful for you. Take care and enjoy your day!

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      Kebennett1 5 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      One of your best hubs I think! I love just loved it. So much heart.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, cherryblossoms. I am glad to read your spiritual comment related with this topic. God doesn't sleep and I believe that God give us everything if we ask seriously from the pure heart. Take care and God bless you!

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      cherryblossoms 5 years ago

      Contentment with what God has given us and if we need more we can always pray and the God who knows what we need will provide us.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, aman. Welcome to this hub. I am glad your teacher love this hub. God bless you!

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      aman 5 years ago

      i think that this is intresting and useful. this essay helps me in my school.

      my teacher also said that it is awesome

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Nawab Sadiq for coming. I hope this hub inspiring us. ~prasetio

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      Nawab Sadiq 5 years ago

      Awesome man you are right..!!!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Nicole. Thanks for coming and I am glad you enjoy this hub. I believe that you are one of the happiest person in the world. Have a nice day!

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      Nicole 5 years ago

      omg i loved this hub...it all really makes sense....you did a great job!!!!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, John Sarkis. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and share your vote to this hub. Take care and have a nice day!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you agree with me about this topic. Your vote are much appreciated here. Have a nice day!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Interesting hub - voted such

      Take care

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Such a lovely hub, pras you are so right, money can't buy love happiness and all the other things that are free, wonderful! voted up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, sara for coming to this hub. Take care and have a nice day. Take care!

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      sara 5 years ago

      Absolutely right

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, izettl. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for coming and share your opinion about this topic. Of course, we need money for life, especially for food and health. But, don't use money as God. I hope you always healthy...amen. Take care!

      Blessing,

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THis was such a good hub! And great idea. You always write on things that I wish I had thought of. Although I think money buys health. I wish I had more money to pay my health bills and a persnal chef to cook me healthy food and money to pay for the best doctors. I know that sometimes doesn't guarantee great health. Other than that I agree on all that you mentioned.

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      5 years ago

      all of those things we can buy with money only the time

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      Angela 5 years ago

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Onyebuchi. Thank you very much for coming and your understanding about this topic. I hope many people have the same feeling with us. Take care!

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      Onyebuchi 5 years ago

      Realy money i.s not everything though many think it's an answer to every problem but it's all human understanding and mentality. Thank's for bringing this impotant hub to human understanding.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Robie. Thanks for coming to this hub and share your opinion about this topic. I love what your father father spirit. He's absolutely right and I learn from him. Thank you very much for give your vote and bookmarked this hub. God bless you!

      Hi, edoson. Welcome to this hub. I hope you can learn from this hub.

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      edoson 6 years ago

      I do agree what u have posted ..........

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      Roberta Kyle 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Of course I totally agree-- money is only good for what it represents, which is for me anyway, physical security. As my father used to say " you can only wear one pair of shoes at a time" so beyond the necessities of life, how much do you need, anyway

      ..... and as the old maxim goes " nobody says on his deathbed " I should have spent more time at the office"

      I love your point of view and I'm bookmarking and voting this one up up up. Thanks

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, gydon. Thanks for coming to this hub and share your opinion about this topic. I am glad to see you here. I have the same feeling with you. Cheers....

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      gydon 6 years ago from Port Harcourt

      money answereth to all things but doesnt heal all things and cant buy all things. its just a means to an end.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Sreng Sypha for your understanding about this topic. Of course we still need the money for our life, even to get married. ~prasetio

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      Sreng Sypha 6 years ago

      Dear sir!!

      I do agree what u have posted.Money can not buy those things at all but if we don have Money we so lack of it too... but i still believed that before getting married we should qualify enough to make money... all the best ,,,,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Happyboomernurse for coming to this hub and share about Warren buffet and Bill Gates. From this case, we can't see this just from one side but there's many side that money is still involved in human life. Those people are good example for us. We don't need a lot of money to help others, right.I am glad to see you again. I believe that God always lead the way, because we always grateful. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio:)

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      I agree that, "The important thing is family, friends, love and god."

      I also believe that money itself is not intrinsically good or bad- it's what we want it for, how we earn it and how we spend and pass it on that matters. Rich people like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are using their money to help eradicate disease, promote education and help eliminate poverty throughout the world, but there are also many rich people who live shallow, selfish lives devoid of love and friendship. I admire the former and feel sorry for the latter.

      Thanks for sharing this hub on the things that money can't bring us. I think it's good to be grateful for the most important things in life. Voted up, useful and beautiful.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Om Paramapoonya. Thanks for coming and share beautiful comment about this topic. I do believe that this is come from your heart. We can't deny that we need money. But something it will blind us and make us selfish, right. We don't need others, because we can buy everything with this money. But we can't buy "heart". That's the point of this topic. Your vote really appreciated. God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Very true. Although I'd love to have more money, I try not to be obsessed with it. Money can make life better, but it's not the most important thing in life. Rated up!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi. Sueswan. I love your thought about this topic. Of course, we need more love, caring and support than a big money but we felt empty. Thanks for coming. '

      Love and peace,

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Prasetio,

      Great hub.

      Money cannot mend a broken heart, cure illness or stop lonliness.

      Only love, caring and support from friends, loved ones and the kindness from strangers can do that.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, marcoujor for dropping by and leave nice comment about this topic. Money is important, but money isn't everything which can't buy happiness, right. I hope you understand. Personally, I need money. I can't lie to myself. But do this money can buy my love? I don't think so. Good to see you here. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Insightful and wise, prasetio30. Money is truly the least of it, sad to think such things can be bought, what a price. I appreciate your perspective.

      Voted UP & UAB, mar.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Emmyboy, thanks for coming and leave nice comment about this topic. I really appreciate your thought about money. Of course, we still need money. Especially in your country. But I hope we can think clearly than just for money. God bless you. ~prasetio

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      Emmyboy 6 years ago from Nigeria

      i don't entirely agree with you. It depends. Things like acceptance, happiness, success and love can easily be bought...especially in a country like mine - Nigeria!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring comment, mahantesh.s.hiremath. Thanks for coming. Cheers...

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      mahantesh. s. hiremath 6 years ago

      money is just a thing so we can buy only things from that apart from nothing we get by money.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Fluffy77 for coming to this hub and know how you really care to all my hubs, including this one. Your vote really appreciated. ~prasetio

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      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Love what you have done here. Simply beautiful. Plus, so very true too. Useful and voted you up here.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, my uncle. This is very kind words from you. Thanks to remind us again about this. I agree with you that money is not a God. I want to say thank you very much for your compliment to me. This gave me a new spirit to do the best for us. I try to not disappoint us. Everything comes from heart, I want it flow like water, right. I hope you always health and my pray always for you. Take care!

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      This is just another in the many reasons I love my Nephew so much. You have THE good heart. Prasetio is THE teacher. A great teacher is one that cares like you do - relentlessly! Allah bless Prasetio! "Don't ever think that money is a god. I hope you understand. My pray for you all....amen"

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, Lyra. I am glad you liked this hub. I know Christmas coming fast. I hope this hub give inspired us that money is not everything. The best thing in Christmas time is where the family come together and enjoy the warmest gift from God, right. Take care!

      Prasetio:)

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      Lyria 6 years ago

      Great hub! I needed to read this today! With the Christmas season coming fast, it was so nice to be reminded what is really important in life!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, Nayothara. I hope we can get a motivation after read this hub. We can't count everything by money, there's other aspects we have to think about this. Like emotion and spiritual side. I hope you always happy all the time. God bless you!

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      Nayothara 7 years ago

      AWESOME! Glad I came to read your grate HUB! This is grate and well need of everyday people now.You have done a grate JOB! Blessed with true life in you....

      Cheers!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, andrewskis for coming to this hub. I like your thought about this topic. I give many thanks to you for compliment to this hub. I agree with you. We can all these for free, with absolutely no cost.

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      Andrewskis 7 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      great hub prasetio! It's good to highlight things that money cannot buy to help us appreciate the things we take for granted that are free. Thanks for sharing :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, poetvix. I really know what happen in this world. I think there are many pain and suffering right now, especially for the suffering people around us. They need our help. Let's share a little things from us, like some money. I agree with you money was needed to survive. But to search happiness, money is not everything. Thank you very much!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening, poetvix. I really know what happen in this world. I think there are many pain and suffering right now, especially for the suffering people around us. They need our help. Let's share a little things from us, like some money. I agree with you money was needed to survive. But to search happiness, money is not everything. Thank you very much!

      Prasetio

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Nice to see someone understands the better things in life are actually free. Money is needed to survive. I understand this... but, in my opinion, causes alot of pain and suffering across the globe as groups struggle for it not concerned with what that stuggle does to individuals in the process.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Pamela Kinnaird W for coming to this hub. I hope rich person still care with others and want to help others who suffering now. I believe their money useful for them. I hope buy reading this hub make us understand the meaning of true life. There's other happiness beside having a lot of money. Thank you for share your thought here.I really appreciate that. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 7 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Very nice article. I do, however, know a few people who have managed to become rich and still keep their God, service to others, their love of family and time with their friends as their priorities. They have not allowed lucre to become a god to them. But I agree with you that many, many people do not succeed in understanding the importance of this.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      ramy_wassof, I agree with you. Money can't buy the feeling and the pure heart. Thanks for coming and give nice comment. I really appreciate that.

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      ramy_wassof 7 years ago

      i think money cant bye the feeling what we need to feel.just it

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good opinion from you, Lita. Although I have a lot of money, but my heart and my soul never sold with this. I know money still important and part of our life. But we have to appreciate our life. Thank you very much.

      Prasetio

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      Money is a means by which we can have access to everything worth buying. Money is our lifeblood, we can't live without. Its purchasing power is amazing! But anything taken by force because we use money in bad light does not make us happy. Your views about use of money are well-taken. Keep it up!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks VibrantViews you also have great opinion here. I know when we have a lot of money we can do anything like you said before. But we're not just talking about material but also the spiritual.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks withyouamalive for coming to this hub. You give wonderful comment here. I really appreciate that. I think you are religious person. When money is not every thing, we can grateful to God and this is good for inspiration. Although we felt happy with all the money, but happiness come from our heart. I think people with a lot money can't truly enjoy their life. I liked your opinion. Prasetio :)

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      withyouamalive 7 years ago from Lagos

      fits4life, the love of money is the root of all evil; so what would you call the lack of it? We shouldn't be ashame to say we love money. It's not a crime. Although the religious places may forbid it - perhaps they teaches it is evil but we can't deny what we feel:our desire for money. The only thing I think will definitely work for everyone is to control their greed. Nice hub

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks mrpopo, for supporting this hub. I really appreciate that. Good to see you again.

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      mrpopo 7 years ago from Canada

      Lovely Hub, couldn't agree more prasetio! Thumbs up mate :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to my hub creativelycc, I hope you enjoy all information above, With the big hope it can be educated us, that the money is not everything. From your comment I think you agree with me. Let's share happiness for everyone which the money can't do that. Have a great day!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 7 years ago from Maine

      This hub is truly a blessing. You are a millionaire at heart to write an article this touching. Everything you said is so true, money is not the most important thing in this life. God, our family, friends and the time we spend with them are. Thumbs up!!!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks devsir for coming to this hub. I hope yo have the same perception with me.

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      devsir 7 years ago from Earth

      you have said a great truth. It is true money cannot buy everything. Thumbs up

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      prasetio30 what u have said is so very true. I have always said if I had a wish it would never be for money. It would be to have health and happiness.

      Because money cannot buy your health it can make you more comfortable and get more expensive operations but it cannot buy your health in the end. And happiness- if you are happy then you have everything. Money definitely cannot buy you real happiness. Thanks for that. so true

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks fits4life and glorybeenow for stopping by. I am glad that both of you support this hub. Money is important but not everything. Money can't buy life, love, family and spirituality.

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      glorybeenow 7 years ago from Texas

      You are right, money is needed for everyday things, but it is not everything, God, Jesus, love, our children, and of course daily Bible ready are necessities. Thank you so much for the post. God Bless you.

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      Cherri Brown-Jett 7 years ago from Richmond

      I enjoyed this hub. For the love of money, is the root of all evil. Good job!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Mama Sez, glorybeenow and Mr. Roychoudhury for supporting this hub. I know that most of us still need money. But other happiness was came from other source. Love, family, friends, religion, is part of our live and it support us to be happy. I believe that money is not everything.

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Money is a lot to us but money is not everything. I completely appreciate your view.

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      glorybeenow 7 years ago from Texas

      Money, well now, finally someone put the right light on it. It is the root of all evil. I have found that the majority of people who have it, are actually quite sad. I think praying for them would help. Thank you for your wonderful hub.

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      Mama Sez 7 years ago from Canada

      Money is important in today's world but cannot give us everything we need for a life well lived. Great hub pras :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Febrie, daisyjae, Mulberry1, ateenyi and Grant's World for give your time to visit this hub.

      I am glad to know from all of you that "money" is not everything. But the important things is family, friends, health.

      I also give many thanks to ateenyi, you give wonderful input about this topic. I agree with you that we still need money for diet, education, participate sport activities and so on. How to be happiness is still number one.

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      Grant Handford 7 years ago from Canada

      Excellent insight my friend.

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      ateenyi 7 years ago from Chicago

      Wonderful Hub!!!!!!

      Money cannot buy everything. The points highlighted in the hub, such as Loosing Time, Happiness, The Children Happiness, Love, Acceptance, Health, Success, Talent and Peace. I agree with you up to certain extent. Wealth is necessary to remain happy. If you eat healthy diet, get good education; participate in sport activities, keeping yourself update with the latest changes occurring in the global arena and so on. The mandatory requirement for all this is money. Therefore according to my opinion, in realistic forum money is equally important to remain successful and happy.

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      So very true! The important things are not about money and our focus on money can actually steal away our ability to enjoy those important things.

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      daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

      I so agree with this hub!

      Spending time with my family is much more important to me than having lots of extra money.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      This is so true Pras, money is not everything. thank you for sharing this :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Miller, Tammy, garcilazoand and Hypnodude for coming to this hub.

      For Miller, we can't deny that money is still important for us. The important things are friends, family, health, and happiness. So don't trade it by anything including money.

      Thanks Tammy and garcilazoand for supporting this hub. I agree with LOVE is important also.

      For hypnodude, I am glad to know you comment. Thanks for sharing your thought about this topic. How rich you are when you getting old, you can't trade it with younger age although it cost million dollar. So lets appreciate our health and keep it well.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      If I remember well the old Rockfellers patriarch when old was able to eat just milk and rice, I guess he would have gladly exchanged a million dollars to be able again to eat a good T-bone. Great hub prasetio, and you're definitely right. I guess money has been particularly appreciated by governments as it's easier to collect than baskets of apples or other goods. In fact barter is still widely used by farmers everywhere. But greed was present even before money, it's a sad human characteristic. But as you said it doesn't pay much in the long run, at the end we all leave everything behind. Better spend more time with family and friends, when the needed amount of money has been earned.

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      garcilazoand 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      all you need is LOVE

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Nice sentiments that you have brought to our attention in this hub. Nice job.

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      miller200 7 years ago

      wow, i dont have any money really, i earn little. but looking at this article it does make me happy to know i have my friends, family, health, and happiness. It would be nice to have money, but i wouldnt trade it for anything which made me happy. thanks for the great hub!!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I get big supporting from yenajeon, Madison and Ethel smith. Thanks my friend for stopping by.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Dgenr8 and Janny for supporting this hub.

      I also give many thanks to Jim. I proud with you and your wife. As I said before that parent have responsibility with the family. And you had done it well. I hope it become happier family. It never changed by the money.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Karen for your wonderful comment. I realize that with lack of money we can't do anything. But don't forget we have to work in any circumstances. We don't know the result but at least we had tried. As a normal person, I agree that having much money make us happy. But this hub peel deep about the untouchable area by money.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for everyone who come to this hub. I really appreciate all your comment.

      For BkCreative, Not only in your country, consumerism culture is still number one even we are facing the global economic crisis right now. So we have to wise in spend all the money, right!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Very true. However if I had to choose between sad and poor or sad and rich I know which one I would choose

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      Thank you Prasetio, for a wonderful hub full of truth and wisdom. I really enjoyed reading it!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Very very true. I love it! Thanks for bringing some positivity to HP =)

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      jim10 7 years ago from ma

      I couldn't agree more. I wish we could go back to the day when one income was enough for a family to get by on. My wife and I make it work by having her work nights. I wish I could instead but, I don't know what I would do and she does pretty well as a nurse. It works out great for the kids so one of us is always home. After they are older she should be able to move to days. We actually have a better time now because she stopped working every other Saturday so that we can all spend the day together. We have a little less money but, it was so worth it for everyone.

      Our kids favorite present that they look forward to every year is the coupons we give them on Valentine's day. The coupons cost us nothing. I just print them on the computer. They get 1 get out of jail free card. So one day a year when they are sent to their room they use it to come out. They each get a free Slurpee coupon and a free candy coupon. It costs us about $5 total. But, they love them because they know my wife or I will drop anything that we are doing and go get them the Slurpee or candy. They actually used the Slurpee coupon last night. I would have liked an Ipod Touch too but they cost a fortune and a newer better one comes out each year.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Bravo love his hub. Very endearing and powerful and true. Life is really simple if we strip it away the glamour.

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      Dgenr8 7 years ago

      Very well said, great job!

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      Karen Banes 7 years ago from Canada

      Great hub, but great comment from Pete Maida too. Money can't buy happiness, but lack of money can cause misery.I think the mistake we make is thinking our happiness will increase the more money we have, instead of recognizing that once we have enough to take care of our basic needs, then happiness comes from other places. Also, in Western societies we equate money with having things. We think if we have more things we will be happy, often going into debt to get them, realizing too late that the stress of debt far outweighs the pleasure of owning 'stuff'.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      How sad that the US economy is based on consumerism - allegedly 70% of our economy but I think it is much higher. And we are sold toxic garbage - and we buy it and are rewarded with poor health and a heavily polluted environment.

      We do have to take responsibility for being so naive. We go from recession to recession to depression and then start over again.

      Perhaps now lessons will be learned and we will look to friendships and good conversation and individual talents and all the other beneficial things we can do for free like yoga and meditation and a walk for relieving stress, etc.

      Thanks for these reminders.