Bad Habit #22 ~ Wanting More Money
It’s been said that money is the root of all evil. It’s not the money that’s evil…it’s the people who will do anything to get it. And once they get it…do the toys they buy make them any happier?
According to Forbes article “How Much Money Do You Really Need to be Happy?”, that amount is $75,000. Unfortunately, the end result is that some people want more money than is necessary to live a happy life. So when the $75,000 threshold is reached, those who want more money to be happy, raise the bar to a new arbitrary figure.
The theory that if some money will make you happy, more money will make you happier. The folks see money as the end result to their happiness, are trying to fix inner unhappiness with something from the exterior. There are no amount of flat-screen TV, bigger houses or more expensive cars that will fix insecurity and a lack of self worth.
Do YOU find you want more money to be happy? What would you gain with more money? WIll it fix your problems or just make you chase the end of a never-ending rainbow? Isn’t it time you figure out what the REAL issues is? It’s time to exchange this negative fixation in order to really be happy. We’re rooting for you!
Nope – this is not one of my issues. I live a pretty simple life and don’t see the need for a lot of glitz and glamour in the shape of very expensive cars, more jewelry than I need, or anymore THINGS! I’m at a point in my life where I like what I have and don’t need much else. I know the difference between a want and a need….it’s the needs I’m focussed on.
I also know that more money will not make you more lovable, bring back friends and loved ones who have died, or make your friends and family more loyal. I want people to around me who are real and grounded. That means not folks who are Jonesing for the next big thing….
My father in law used to say having money makes being poor a whole lot easier. Isn’t that the truth! When I was young and first starting out on my own in this world, I tied money to my happiness because, well because 13″ black and white TV’s suck compared to a big screen plasma. It’s different thinking about money now. We have everything we really need and the only we’d really want more money is not to buy more things, but to offer a sense of security if things take a turn for the worse.
It’s that “turn for the worse” that lingers in the back of our minds and makes us want more.
I used to feel a little extra secure if I had a couple of turkeys in the freezer. “If it all goes to hell, we’ll be able to eat for while on these”. It’s really about security.
I guess I”m old enough now, to see a recurrent pattern of always working things out and always having what we needed. I don’t need anything more than I already have. Except another puppy of course.