Money Matters

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Articles
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DSCF0620Some people say that money doesn’t matter. And, in some ways, that’s true. It’s true that if your woes are not related to money, then money can’t buy you happiness. But Dink and I think that money matters a lot.

For instance, if a family does not have enough money, their house will start to look bad because they can’t pay for the upkeep of it. They might lose their house altogether! Their yard will also start to look bad. Soon, all their property will look run-down. If enough people in a neighborhood are poor and don’t have enough money the whole neighborhood would look bad and that becomes depressing to live in a place that looks dirty and neglected. If a family doesn’t have enough money, their health could start to decline, and they might not have enough food. If you don’t have enough money, you can’t buy little non-essential things that make life better sometimes. If you don’t have any money left over after necessities, you can’t ever go on a vacation. You have to wear hand-me-downs all the time instead of looking a little nicer and/or a little more fashionable. You get one pair of shoes a year or you have to wear the same shoes until they start falling apart. Buying things like chips or donuts seems like too big an extravagance. Even if you can’t literally buy happiness, money can do a lot to help make you happy.

Dink has a job this year and last night he was able to purchase himself a pair of pants and some gym shorts. That was fun. It was satisfying. He didn’t have to ask our parents to get them for him.

Money definitely does matter. And actually, usually the only people who say that it doesn’t matter are spoiled unhappy, rich people. They don’t know what it’s like to lack money and they’re unhappy, so they say it doesn’t matter.

by Dink and John

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