It’s all about the money. When asked, most people would say money is something they can’t live without. And I agree, considering many things of course. Living in the modern era can be tough if you don’t have cash. Nothing’s free anymore.
Back in the ancient days when land ownership was not a legal thing, you could just settle somewhere and start farming. Fast-forward to centuries later and illegal settling and homelessness are fast becoming a trend. The point I’m trying to make here is that money truly is a big factor in living a decently comfortable life and so, saving enough of it contributes to but is not initially the source of my happiness.
To drive my point home, saving money will bring me happiness for a good number of reasons:
Money can take care of my very basic physical needs in life.
With it, I can:
- Afford a nice, comfortable home to keep my loved ones safe, warm and secure.
- Buy adequate food and water to keep them satiated and healthy.
- Buy appropriate clothes to help them through each season.
- Get a car for their comfort and convenience when traveling.
Money can also serve these “not-so-basic” aspects:
- Secure insurance policies for my loved ones, to help us through future emergency crisis that are quite inevitable.
- Secure an education plan for my kids so life wouldn’t be too hard for them once they enter the dog-eat-dog world of adulthood.
- Buy or build my own vacation house where my family and I can unwind and relax during the holidays.
- Afford out-of-town trips for family bonding, fun and leisure.
Money is just a means to bring more happiness. Family, friends and pets are after all my greatest source of happiness. If they are happy, then it brings me great happiness as well.
Even Great People Agree
Here are a few quotes that emphasize the wisdom in saving money.
“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it”. –Proverb
Benjamin Franklin says it perfectly. Need I say more?
“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. “-Benjamin Franklin
And here’s one to top it all off…
“It’s good to have money and the things money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in awhile and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy”. -George Horace Lorimer