Money (Essay)

Money is the most important thing in life.

There is a famous saying that money makes the world go round, and many people believe it is perfectly true. However, some people believe that other things matter more than money does.

In my opinion, many people place too much importance on money: they are under the illusion that money can bring them happiness, while, in fact, it only raises the level of comfort. Our state of happiness depends on completely different things such as belonging to a close family, being in a steady relationship with our nearest and dearest, the state of our health and friendships .Also, people seem to forget that money is only the means of achieving things, and not the ultimate aim in life. As a result, they devote all their time to earning money, and become obsessed with it to such an extent that they fail to enjoy life to the full.

On the other hand, no one would argue that we depend on money. We need it to pay for our accommodation, food and entertainment. A good income allows us to travel and pursue other hobbies. Undoubtedly, people have to have a job to make a living, and a good income increases their well-being.

Although money plays a vital part in people’s lives, we should not idolize it. After all, it is only something which makes our life comfortable, while some other values such as family and health have no financial value. Besides, it is common knowledge that among the wealthiest people there are those who are miserable and dissatisfied with their lives.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that money should not be placed too much importance on, as it is definitely not the main thing in life.