Money can buy a lot, but it can’t buy you these 15 things

“Money doesn’t buy happiness” is a common expression that has been around for centuries.

The phrase or proverb means that money cannot cure your suffering or fill your life with constant happiness. Based on your own personal experiences and observing the world around you, you must admit that there appears to be a certain grain of truth to it.

Money often isn’t enough to buy happiness

Money can buy many material items, but for some little known reason, it appears the more money people earn, the more they want. Paradoxically, too, people who are not prosperous rarely have high expectations in life and find happiness in simple pleasures.

Money only provides fleeting pleasure

Finding true happiness means understanding that the material things we think will make us happy don’t actually bring lasting joy.

Money doesn’t always satisfy all your desires

The hedonic treadmill is the idea that we can never really be satisfied with our current level of consumption because we are always thinking about what we don’t have. As a result, people on a hedonic treadmill become increasingly bored, irritated and dissatisfied with everything.

Money can’t buy the best relationships in the world

Money can buy a lot of things, but not everything. A happy family, for example, is something you cannot buy. You must work hard to build a good relationship. Often the truth of the undercurrents of a relationship is masked from the public.

Money doesn’t automatically create a sense of meaning or purpose in life

Money can give you the security, freedom and time to define your cores values, identify deeper meaning in your life and find your purpose, but it’s up to you to decide what lights up your life and pursue it with everything you have.

Money won’t buy you more time than anyone else

We all want more time to do the things we love, but money doesn’t buy us more time than anyone else. In fact, the pursuit of money can itself become time-consuming.

Money doesn’t solve all your problems

Money provides many social advantages that may not be as readily available without it, but money won’t solve all of your problems. Nor will it be able to heal your psychological wounds.

Money will not make you feel positive about everything

People find happiness when they spend their money on things that give them pleasure, but pleasure should not be mistaken for the happiness of a well-lived life, a life filled with positive feelings.

Money does not always promote better health

In many countries, many wealthy people are in poor health, even though they have a lot of money. We should see the correlation between money and health as one between the resources of a society and the quality of life available to the people who live there.

Money is not correlated with personal or spiritual growth

Money has nothing to do with self-improvement or acquiring spiritual wisdom. Worse still, the pursuit of money sometimes impedes pursuing these ideals.