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Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
Money is not the root of all evil
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  • 1. Money Is Not The Root Of All Evil. Love Is.Money is not the root of evil. Love is. There is the story of a preacher who got up one Sunday and announced to hiscongregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enoughmoney to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, its still out there inyour pockets." So most, if not everything is related to money, so why is money seen as the root ofall evil, and worse, love is dragged into this biology of who‟s the root and who‟s thestem. But first, the phrase “money is the root of all evil” is one of the most misquotedverses in the bible. I will read to you the original verse from 1st Timothy 6:10 “For thelove of money and all it buys placed before the love of god is the root for all kinds ofevil”. Many people misunderstood the root for the money and not the love of money.Thus the more appropriate term would be “The love of money is the root of all evil”. I agree to a large extent that the love of money is not the root of evil. Money is justa value to measure things. People in the olden days at first used items with the samevalue to buy something. This progressed into using seashells to buy items. Themethods mentioned are also like money, but they were not called money. Even if thesystem of money was abolished, theft would still be possible; contract killing wouldstill be possible. This is because of other stuff like gold and silver. They are alsomoney. Money itself is divided in to fiat (which is the paper money) and commoditymoney. So whether you like it or not, a civilized society cannot function withoutmoney. Money is a tool of exchange, which cannot exist unless there are goods and mento produce them. It is based on the principle that men who wish to deal with oneanother must do so via trade and give value for value. So is the love for it what youcall evil? Why did Bill Gates became a millionaire, not forgetting Adam Khoo, WarrenBuffett, Jimmy Choo and the list continues. It‟s...Some People Know Price Of Everything But The Value Of Nothing Date Submitted: 09/22/2008 Category: English Words: Pages: 0 Views: 2116 Popularity Rank: 2410When your down and out and you have no where to turn and all the things you bought likethe cars, the big houses and the expensive clothes don’t matter. That’s when you look to right
  • 2. and left that you see the most valuable things in life are not bought with money. That’s whyHappiness doesn’t have a price tag. Here are my reasons.The Best things in life come without a price tag or a thank you. When a person saves you aseat on a crowded bus you might not think of it at all because its probably normal to you thatyou don’t even say thank you for it ,but that’s a thing you should appreciate because it is agift and its for free. When you slip and fall on a slippery floor and someone comes up to youand asks if your alright but you don’t think twice about it and don’t even say thank you, thisis a free gift. When your family comes from a distant land, that’s happiness. To be with yourfamily is priceless. To have a shoulder to lean on is priceless. These little things are themeaning of the best things in life come without a price tag or a thank you.Happiness does not have a price tag. That has to means actually because it means that youshouldn’t limit yourself to do something that will make you happy and/or that not the mostexpensive things make you happy. What I mean by the first meaning is that if the family ishave a gathering in an exotic land and you can afford it , buy the ticket and go. What I meanby the second meaning is that if you buy a $500 jacket wont make you happy like spendingtime with your best friends and playing basketball with them.What is the first you think about when somebody says a loyal friend. It would be he’ll alwaysbe there for you. And that’s why the most consistent things in life are the most valuable.An example of this is like having a friend always correct you when you do a mistake. Or howyour family is always there for you when you need them and when you don’t. Life is full ofconsistent things but you got to...Goals That Must Be: HappinessWhile people have many and varied goals that they pursue, there is an almost universalunderlying goal to virtually all pursuits: the goal to be happy. To different people beinghappy could be as simple as a day at the park, yet to others its more complicated and detailed.Being happy in the eyes of many consists of being wealthy and/or famous. Yet to others itcould simply mean spending the rest of their lives with their significant other. In my eyes,happiness is something which fulfills a person in any method or manner. Happiness can comein different forms to different people. One can be happy for having impeccable health, yetanother can be happy for being financially secure. Still, both of them would be happy becausethey feel as if they have been fulfilled. In my eyes happiness can be gained through hardwork and devotion, but at the same time it can be something that just occurs. Some peoplewould define the term happiness as being satisfied or content. I believe that a person’shappiness depends a lot on the person, their age and type of status that they have in life.Happiness is a must in life. But what on earth is happiness? Some people are happy whenthey’ve made money, while others are happy when they’ve found their true love, As for me; Ifind bliss when I am reading an interesting book in a warm and pretty room. Evidently, 1000people will have 1000 different definitions of happiness. Why is it difficult to define, orrather discover and achieve happiness? I think the major determinant lies in a person’sattitude.
  • 3. Happiness is a term that describes something’s likes. Weather it be a human or a plant or ananimal they all try to achieve happiness. By definition happiness is favored circumstances orluckiness. I say that happiness is earned and deserved. People live their lives everyday to behappy. But few achieve the highest happiness that they want or that they saw themselveshaving when they were young.When I was young, well younger than.Money Does Not Bring HappinessHome Page»Science»Energy Research PapersMoney Does Not Bring HappinessMoney does not bring happinessIf the question “Does money bring you happiness?” is asked, many people will probablyanswer affirmatively. That it is because nowadays money plays a very important role in thesociety. In this time of crisis where not many people can reach to the end of the month, theanswer of this question will be a resounding yes. But, for people who live comfortably withenough money to reach to the end of the month, the answer for this question probably will beno. Because, in most of cases, once achieved a minimun economic welfare to live in society,money ceases to be the star of their happiness. So, for people who live without monetaryproblems the increase of money does not bring them happiness, while for people whostruggle to prosper their loved ones, money gives them a warm and harmonious happiness.People must not focus the money as the center of their lifes because money is just a tool tosurvival. But some people use to forget this and have the money as the most important thingin their life, forgetting that the money can not buy happiness.For some people, money not only brings happiness but it also brings problems.One of them it is the fact that the money turns people materialistic and do not leave them toenjoy no materialistic things such as special moments with the family or friends; that happenbecause the concept of happiness for this people is to satisfy themselfs with material things.According to that, people become selfish and they only think about themself and about havemore money. Another problem that money brings to rich people is the fact that people justwant to stay with them or be his/her friend just because of their money. It is one of the worstthings that can happen to this people because they do not know if somebody is his/her friendbecause they are nice persons or because they are interested in their money. So, in some casesthe synonym of money could be the unhappiness.But not...Can Money Buy Happiness?Would it be better to have one million dollars or would it be better to have a spouseand children? On one hand, people are always saying what they would do if they hadmoney. On the other hand, people are always saying what they would do if they had a
  • 4. family. Being rich can be defined as many things. It can be defined as beingincredibly wealthy. It can also be defined as having friends and family who careabout you. It depends on the person‟s definition of being rich. The person with themost money in the world can also be the loneliest person in the world. Putting itsimply, money cannot buy happiness.Money cannot buy happiness because one thing that makes people happy is having afamily. Families can bring a certain joy that money can‟t bring. A family consists ofpeople (and animals) who you care about and who cares about you. Buying a familyisn‟t the same as having one of your own. When you already have a family, yourfamily will already love and trust you. If you try to buy a family, you‟ll have to gaintheir trust and love and they‟ll have to gain your trust and love. Having a family, nothaving money, is one of the key essentials of being. In other words, families have abig influence on a person, whether it‟s good or bad. People that you bought areusually just in it for the money, so they probably wouldn‟t care whether you succeedor fail. Friendship is another thing that definitely can‟t be bought with money. When youhave a genuine friendship, that person will stay with you through the good times andthe bad times. The person won‟t care if you have money or not. That person will keepyour secrets, no matter how intriguing, until they die. If you tried to buy your friends,they might try to sell your deepest, darkest secrets to the highest bidder. Real friendslike you for who you are as a person. If you buy your friends, you will only get...The idea of money buying happiness is interesting. Yes, most people feel they doneed more money to be happy, but what is that "happiness" they are speaking of? Ifthat idea means owning newer appliances than before, then money can buy youhappiness. If that idea is going out to eat dinner more often, then money can buy youhappiness. But, if happiness is truly living ones life to the fullest, then money cannotbuy happiness. People know that this idea of happiness is materialistic and shallow,and they are quick to point it out in others, but cannot see it in themselves. Moneycannot buy happiness, unless happiness is measured by possessions.Happiness from money is very short lived. While the happiness of people who receivelarge sums of money might rise immediately after they receive that money, thathappiness declines to only slightly above or equal to their level of happiness beforethe money came to them.Today, with money, people have a greater purchasing power than ever before. A largeexpendable income leads to the purchasing of unnecessary, but by todays standards,important, goods. Although we are a richer nation, since 1957, the number of peoplewho say they are "very happy" has declined from 35 to 32 percent, the divorce ratehas doubled, teen suicide has tripled, the violent crime rate has quadrupled, andmore people than ever are depressed (Myers).Our societys perception of success also contributes to unhappiness amongst us. A
  • 5. new set of values has been adopted by many of us putting a high salary job with lotsof prestige above a successful marriage or close friends. It is this twist in values thathave helped to make people unhappy. We need to put the things that matter most toour happiness in front of the things that matter to others perceptions of them. It isan interesting paradox that although 89% of people say "our society is much toomaterialistic," 84% wish they had more money, and 78% say it is "very or fairlyimportant" to have "a...Can Money buy happiness?Dear Editor,This letter is a response to the editorial claiming that there is more to happiness thanmoney.Different people have different beliefs of what happiness really is. However, money isoften the bane of happiness, as is evidenced that affluent societies are oftenconsiderably more unhappy than poorer (not necessarily poverty stricken) countries.This is a sign that too little, or too much money is not a good thing. A balance needsto be struck between earning money and more fulfilling activities. This is becausehappiness is not a state to be „achieved‟ but a virtue, and all happiness is relative.Happiness is a virtue. Happiness cannot be „achieved‟ or „attained‟ through earningmoney. Money can be seen as the opposite of happiness. The rich often wield power,due to their wealth, which in turn corrupts their morals. As Lord Acton said, “Powertends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means that moneyresults in people actually feeling less fulfilled in the long term. One needs to onlythink that they are happy to be happy. Thinking that they need meretricious materialpossessions to be happy only deludes them as to what real happiness is. Money mayhelp them „feel‟ happy for a short period, but over time their lives will feel empty, andperhaps meaningless. They need realize that money does not „grant‟ happiness, andthey need to only look around to realize this.Happiness is relative. If one is unhappy due to comparing their wealth to the rich andfamous, then they should try and look at the probable billions more who are less welloff. They should take a trip to a less fortunate country and see for themselves whatothers manage to live on, or even take a trip to a less fortunate part of the city and seethat maybe, just maybe, their lives are not so hard after all. Seeing those who do nothave the spending power as themselves might just wake them up that not everyonecan expect to...
  • 6. Money Doesnt Always Equal HappinessMoney Doesn‟t Always Equal HappinessCourse: Microeconomics Happiness “that sense of warmth that begins at the core of the soul, spreads to theheart, and radiates outward from the eyes and lips of those who know it. The gift ofhappiness is elusive, but tangible. You cannot seek to find that which makes youhappy for happiness comes from within and by your own choice.” (Mr. Dale Reddish,2010). This is a rather eloquent interpretation of happiness that really gets to theheart of the argument; does money really buy happiness? The problem with most ofthe required reading is it is derived from survey data that uses a list of answers that ispredetermined by the interviewer. That is where the social psychologist HadleyCantril differed in his approach. Mr. Cantril understood the complexity of thequestion, and how people‟s answers might vary throughout different cultures andsocio-economic backgrounds.We are complex beings and one would think that the things that make us happywould vary significantly. The open-ended approach Mr. Cantril used allowed for abroad gap in actual results, surprisingly this was not the case. Despite Mr. Cantril‟sambitious attempt the most common answer he received were along the lines ofmaterial conditions, and more importantly the individual‟s level of living. We have allheard the phrase “you get what you put in to it”, this relates extremely well to theconcept of marginal utility. I for one was raised knowing that in order to get thethings I wanted I had to be willing to make sacrifices. One thing you learn whileserving your country is nothing in this world is free, not even freedom itself.However, when one pursues their monetary goals in excess more often than not theytend to neglect the actual things that matter. People become so caught up in chasingthe buck that they tend to forget why they are doing it in the first place.Having fortune and fame is something that everyone wants, but few...Can Money Buy HappinessCan Money Buy Happiness?Economists use the term utility to represent a measure of the satisfaction or happiness thatindividuals get from the consumption of goods and services. Because a higher income allows one toconsume more goods and services, we say that utility increases with income. But does greater incomeand consumption really translate into greater happiness? In this paper, I will be showing how greater
  • 7. income and consumption does not really translate into greater happiness and how marginal utility isdiminishing as income gets higher. However, consumption effect tells us that more consumption ofgood and services will increase happiness. At least to a degree, we see that money can buy happiness.But what, if anything, does research on consumer satisfaction tell us about the relationship betweenhappiness and the concepts of utility and marginal utility?Based on the research, I found that money does not increase the happiness because as incomeincreases the one¡¯s behavior of preferences or satisfaction changes and will result in diminishingmarginal utility.Sociologist and psychologist would say based on the definition of marginal utility, when additionalsatisfaction obtained from consuming one additional unit of a good, the one¡¯s happiness willincrease as their income rises. And because of consumption effect, people are happier when theyconsume more goods and services. Studies by psychologists and socialists show that, both within acountry and across nations, the happiness level of people increases with the income level, but onlyslightly. For example, using regional and cultural classifications, the Northern European countrieswith high incomes score top on happiness, followed by the group of English- speaking US, UK,Australia, and Ireland. Central and South American countries including Brazil come next, followedby the Middle East, the Central European, Southern and Eastern European, the Indian Sub-continent,and Africa which...Money Cannot Buy HappinessThe idea of money buying happiness is interesting. Yes, most people feel they doneed more money to be happy, but what is that "happiness" they are speaking of? Ifthat idea means owning newer appliances than before, then money can buy youhappiness. If that idea is going out to eat dinner more often, then money can buy youhappiness. But, if happiness is truly living ones life to the fullest, then money cannotbuy happiness. People know that this idea of happiness is materialistic and shallow,and they are quick to point it out in others, but cannot see it in themselves. Moneycannot buy happiness, unless happiness is measured by possessions.Happiness from money is very short lived. While the happiness of people who receivelarge sums of money might rise immediately after they receive that money, thathappiness declines to only slightly above or equal to their level of happiness beforethe money came to them.Today, with money, people have a greater purchasing power than ever before. A largeexpendable income leads to the purchasing of unnecessary, but by todays standards,important, goods. Although we are a richer nation, since 1957, the number of peoplewho say they are "very happy" has declined from 35 to 32 percent, the divorce ratehas doubled, teen suicide has tripled, the violent crime rate has quadrupled, andmore people than ever are depressed (Myers).Our societys perception of success also contributes to unhappiness amongst us. Anew set of values has been adopted by many of us putting a high salary job with lotsof prestige above a successful marriage or close friends. It is this twist in values thathave helped to make people unhappy. We need to put the things that matter most toour happiness in front of the things that matter to others perceptions of them. It is
  • 8. an interesting paradox that although 89% of people say "our society is much toomaterialistic," 84% wish they had more money, and 78% say it is "very or fairlyimportant" to have "a...HappinessHappiness Happiness: In one word, this concept exemplifies the American dream.People go to any means by which to obtain the many varied materials and issuesthat induce pleasures in each individual, and intrinsically, this emotionremains the ultimate goal, John Stuart Mill, a nineteenth century philosopher,correctly advocated the pursuit of happiness, and maintained the concept thatabove all other values, pleasure existed as the final destination, Millshedonistic views correctly and rationally identified a natural human tendency,and his Utilitarian arguments strongly support the theory that above all else,happiness is the most important dream to be fulfilled. Upon researching forthis paper, I came across a counter argument, which was based on metaphysics.Immanuel Kant, in Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, defends his strongbeliefs in the issue of a good will, and surfaces as MMs chief opponent on thetopic of metaphysics, The issue diminishes to a clash between emotions andpleasures ve rses rationality and logic. Yet, what use is logic when the goodagent is miserable? Mills stance within Utilitarianism exists as the morefavorable of the two beliefs, for happiness exist as the one intrinsicallyfavorable element, not an emotionless mind. The main defender of the Utilitarian system exists within the Greatesthappiness Principle. Mill lived as a chief advocate of this concept, whichsupports the idea that a decision is morally correct as long as it increases andencourages pleasures and happiness. Kant, however, in his endless quest toremain separate from emotions and thrive only on logic, would argue thatautonomy should be placed above happiness in a list of intrinsic values. A goodwill, however, does not comfort an individual in any way if happiness does notaccompany this asset, Consider this example of a seemingly happily marriedcouple. The wife in this duo is madly in love with her husband fiercely loyal,and...Can Money Buy Happiness And Love?
  • 9. I honestly believe that money cannot buy happiness and love.Happiness is the side-affect of feeling physically or spiritually fulfilled, it is how wefeel when we are not destroying our lives.Happiness is how we feel when we can see that we are progressing in the directionthat we want to, it is when we can see all that we dream of obtaining getting closer tous.Money cannot directly buy happiness as it is something that is as individual as theperson seeking it and not material in nature, it is a state of being. You can brainwasha person into feeling some kind of happiness, but real happiness only comes fromhonest personal growth.Now love.Love is a feeling that doesnt lie. When we love or are in love there is no denying it, itcontrols our lives and determines how our bodies feel.Money cannot buy love because love is also a state of being and no matter how muchmoney someone gives you unless you actually love them you cannot fake it. Yourstomach will not quiver, your eyes will not hunger nor will your heart grow heavy forthis person who has bought your love.Disillusioned individuals believe the hype that money can buy happiness and love forthem. But this is a self-destructive idea indeed because being unaware of the lie thesepeople will continue to spend money to buy their happiness and buy love fromothers. Buy if they just look at what they are doing they will see that they are stuck inan endless cycle where they spend money for temporary happiness and love whichleaves them unfulfilled as soon as they have been satisfied.With the media machine being what it is today it is highly unlikely that they willpromote happiness and love as being separate from material possessions. They try toconvince us that chocolates, soda, computer games, etc will bring us happiness. Theyalso try to convince us that sex is somehow the same as love. We are all part of a verydangerous brainwashing program so its up to the individual to make their own mind..Happiness -- Create It!“Happy” just doesn‟t fall on us like rain. Thinking of what you like or want, or of whatexcites or challenges are all part of setting up a life that „creates‟ happiness.You‟ll be happier if you know what it is that you are on this earth for. If you don‟tknow what it is, then it would be an endless cycle of searching for meaning in life.The important thing is you decide what really your unique purpose is, and thenFULFILL it! If you live purposefully with what you believe, then, that will bring youprofound satisfaction and enjoyment.As a being, you have to expect more of yourself. You just don‟t have to stay ordinary.That would only make you feel unfulfilled. Explore the world on what ways you couldcreate a life for yourself. As what Dennis Waitley said, “Life is a self-fulfillingprophecy. You may not get what you want, but in the long run, you will get what youexpect.”
  • 10. Yes, I want to be happy! You want to be happy also! We all want to be happy! Andwith this happiness, is our being thankful. Yes! Thankful. It is that being thankful,makes positive emotions to a person. There‟s the satisfaction, the vitality, optimismand it lowers the level of your depression and stress.We all have to remember always that genuine happiness is created. Mysterious? No.It‟s not. It‟s not random either. You don‟t have to win the lottery to have happiness.You also don‟t have to find and recite the most powerful miracle prayers on earth justto have happiness.All you have to do is discover within you, what would be your happiness, and thenmake it real.Happiness is for everyone. It‟s for free. There‟s no “kotong.” No taxes to pay. It can beyours really. Just do find ways on how you would express it. Pursue it and share itwith others.Money And HappinessCan Money buy happiness?Dear Editor,This letter is a response to the editorial claiming that there is more to happiness thanmoney.Different people have different beliefs of what happiness really is. However, money isoften the bane of happiness, as is evidenced that affluent societies are oftenconsiderably more unhappy than poorer (not necessarily poverty stricken) countries.This is a sign that too little, or too much money is not a good thing. A balance needsto be struck between earning money and more fulfilling activities. This is becausehappiness is not a state to be „achieved‟ but a virtue, and all happiness is relative.Happiness is a virtue. Happiness cannot be „achieved‟ or „attained‟ through earningmoney. Money can be seen as the opposite of happiness. The rich often wield power,due to their wealth, which in turn corrupts their morals. As Lord Acton said, “Powertends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means that moneyresults in people actually feeling less fulfilled in the long term. One needs to onlythink that they are happy to be happy. Thinking that they need meretricious materialpossessions to be happy only deludes them as to what real happiness is. Money mayhelp them „feel‟ happy for a short period, but over time their lives will feel empty, andperhaps meaningless. They need realize that money does not „grant‟ happiness, andthey need to only look around to realize this.Happiness is relative. If one is unhappy due to comparing their wealth to the rich andfamous, then they should try and look at the probable billions more who are less well
  • 11. off. They should take a trip to a less fortunate country and see for themselves whatothers manage to live on, or even take a trip to a less fortunate part of the city and seethat maybe, just maybe, their lives are not so hard after all. Seeing those who do nothave the spending power as themselves might just wake them up that not everyonecan expect to...The Right To HappinessRight to HappinessEverybody in this world has the right to happiness. However, I dont think we shouldseek our happiness by all means. I dont agree that people should be selfish in orderto get whatever they want .Of course, Im not saying that there arent any selfishpeople in this world, but some people are more selfish than others .So we need tohave some balance in what we want and what would make us happy. Also we need tomake sure that we dont burden our selves in the sake of our others happiness.Therefore, Im not convinced that Mr. A and Mrs. B did the right thing; also, I knowthat sometimes we may give up our right to happiness to please others, andsometimes we have to do whatever it takes to meet our happiness.First, I didnt agree with Mr. A and Mrs. Bs actions in C. S. Lewiss essay. Therefore,I dont think that Mr. A should have left his wife because she was not beautiful anymore. Of course, maybe there is another side of the story that made him leave hiswife. Also I didnt think that Mrs. B should leave her husband, when he losteverything. However, the way Lewis presented his story is to convince me that theyare very bad people. Overall, they justify their behavior simply by saying they havethe right to happiness. Even though Lewis presented them very badly in his story, Imnot in a position to judge others actions. However, Im not totally convinced thatthese are the people to leave their spouses. So no matter where they go, they may stillfind the same situation. Because that is life, and life can change any time.I also know that sometimes I need to give up my right of happiness for others. Forexample, there was a man on a boat along with other men. And there was a quarrelon the boat. As a result, everyone was given a place. So the man decided to dig ahole at his place, justifying that by saying that is his right and place. So if theyallowed him, they all would be in danger. And if they prevented him, they would...

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