Top 10 Important Things that Money can’t Buy
This has been a hot topic of discussions for quite a long while now. Some would say that money isn’t the most important thing in this world and there are a lot of other things that matter much more than the amount of dollars in your bank account. There will also be people who will argue on it and say that it’s any day better to cry in a BMW than on a public bus. Well both the arguments are right in their own way but here’s what I think. Money is sure as hell lot important and it’s easier to talk about insignificance of its role in one’s life when you have your pockets filled with just enough cash. But it is definitely not the most important thing as it cannot buy you everything you need and want for your happy existence. So while you are busy earning those bucks to get you a comfortable lifestyle or just serve your greed, also ponder upon these important 10 things that money cannot buy.
10. Knowledge and Experience
You might have got a degree from one of the costliest institutes in world but the sky soaring fees you have paid doesn’t ensure to widen up your knowledge or provide you experience about many worldly matters. A colleague with less fortune can still be more wise and experienced than you, which will advantage him to grow ahead in his career where your fancy degree or your money won’t work. For knowledge, wisdom and experience cannot be bought but just acquired with time and effort.
Being respected among fellow humans evokes a feeling of positivity and a sense of confidence. Everyone wants to be respected in every domain of their life. Respect from family, respect at workplace or respect among society, it sure is an important thing that one wishes to achieve. One can gain this respect by working hard and being a noble person and you just cannot buy it with money. Owing a great fortune might make some people behave nicely in front of you to get in your good books but usually that is just a masquerade and the true respect from heart cannot be bought but only earned.
8. Satisfaction of fulfilling dreams
For many earning truck load of money is their dream but hello people! Here we are talking about your passions and interests. What you always wanted to become after growing up? A pilot, a musician, a doctor or maybe a wildlife photographer, it can be anything that you have dreamt about. You work hard day and night, against all the odds and once you get there, the thrill and the satisfaction you get after seeing those dreams getting fulfilled cannot be matched with a huge pay-check.
Money will buy you expensive hospital treatments, numerous medical policies, as much pills and tablets as you need or even a full time nurse but good health? Naah! Health has more to do with your lifestyle, your habits and also your genes. And money cannot do any kind of alterations in that. If you keep neglecting your health issues just in the race to earn more money, then one day you might have to end up in a hospital bed with millions in your bank but not a healthy body to spend them.
6. Good Friends
Good friends are an uncompromisable part of one’s life. They can be your support when everything else fails and make your world a better place to live in. Now you may earn some cool points among your schoolmates or your colleagues for owning an ultra-sexy ride or spending huge bucks on everything fancy and nice but you are nowhere near to making good friends. People surely get attracted to someone who is rich but that’s just for money the rich guy/girl can spend over them. Whereas, a genuine friendship doesn’t come with any price tag.
5. Love, Care and Concern
Love is a magically thing that everyone wants in their life, to feel special, blessed and well, loved. One can never plan or intend to fall in love, it just happens. One cannot make others love them or care for them. And one can sure as hell not buy this using any amount of money. Then it can be love from your parents, from your siblings, your friends or your spouse. One’s riches do flatter others and can buy them infatuation or lust but that’s not something you would want at all. The care and concern from a person, affection and intimacy are way beyond to be valued in currency notes.
4. A warm and happy family
Our family plays a paramount role in our growth as a person and making us reach at the stage wherever we are. Where a happy family has a healthy and positive influence on each of its members, a cold and detached family is what nobody likes to have. And even if you earn lots and lots of money you can never buy the closeness and the intimacy which is supposed to be there among the family members. For it grows only on spending time together and sharing significant as well as trivial things with each other.
3. Inner peace
What will a person do with millions and billions of bucks in bank but no peace of mind? Inner peace cannot be bought with money but one can cultivate it only with his thoughts. It comes when one accepts everything that life has to offer and is able to find some positivity out of the most negative of situations. A person’s thought process guides his mental state and can help achieving inner peace where money comes of no use. In fact many times money is the reason which robs us off this peace because we keep stressing upon how to earn it, save it, increase it or spend it.
Gloria Tesch said that “Time is the most precious gift you can give to someone, because if you give someone your time. It’s a part of your life that you will never get back.” That’s the most intriguing part about time that once it’s gone it can’t be brought back. You can spend your life chasing after the insignificant things and even though you have earned a million bucks, those can’t bring back the bygone time. The moments which you skipped on spending with the important people in your life just because you were busy with your work will never return. You can’t use any amount of money to turn the clocks around and also time machines are not available in market yet!
Happiness is the main driving force in our life and ultimately all we want is to be happy. Study, get a job, earn money, get married and be happy. Isn’t this the most sought after life plan of every other human being? But true happiness is often found in little things that are way beyond to be bought using money. A smile from a stranger, a giggle from a new born, a hug from your best friend or a kiss from your lover. You can buy none of these and they still make you happy much more than money ever can.