The age old question, “does money really buy happiness?”
Whether you’re just starting out in your career, you’re considering relocating for work, or you just had a complete change in your career midlife, this question is constantly going to cross your mind, “does money really buy happiness?”
I myself have experienced this, but have also talked to many friends, co-workers, and family members who all too often feel trapped in their job and feel like it’s the only thing they will do for the rest of their lives and only took it because of the money, but not the passion. Don’t get me wrong, not a lot of us are financially free where we can just do whatever we want and not worry about the money, but that doesn’t mean we have to allow money to completely rule our lives.
It’s true that money can buy you a lot of extravagant things, but remember money can’t buy friendship, love, relationships, compassion, true alignment and your life's purpose. Money gives you objects, you can buy diamond rings, a big house, a convertible, and all things luxury, but money simply will not buy happiness. Money will only give you a temporary reward.
Money can buy you a house, but can not turn a house into a home. Creating memories with people you love and care about is what life is really about.
So before you take that next amazing job offer, or you work those extra hours to get more money, think about all that you are missing in the midst of doing that and how your happiness is forever, where money is limited.