If you had an infinite amount of money, what would you do with it?
Money is the root of all evil. Money is also part of what makes the world go ’round… or not go ’round. Marriages break up because of it. Wars are started because of it. The best things in life are free. You can’t buy happiness… I’m sure you’ve heard your share of money-related aphorisms and quotes.
I was thinking what I would do if I had an infinite amount of money. Fund worthy causes. End world hunger. Go traveling all over the world. Buy my own personal library (you know, like the one in Beauty and the Beast). Go to college and major in everything I can possibly major in. Get a PhD. Eat at a different fancy restaurant every night. Buy 7 new cars, one for every day of the week.
“You cannot buy happiness” might be something only the wealthy say. After all, they have all the money and material possessions they need. Yet, without the essentials that only money can buy (food, clothing, shelter), you might not be happy. Though, there are people who are poor and who are also happy: They don’t have so much “stuff” to complicate their lives, or they take joy in the simple things.
Life really is how you perceive it, or how you make it. You can be wealthy and be happy. You can be wealthy and be miserable. Likewise, you can be poor and happy, or poor and miserable. We can have everything in the world and still want more. We can have nothing, and still wake up every morning and thank God that at least we are alive for another day.
It’s nice to dream about having infinite money, but in the end, no matter how much money we have or don’t have, our outlook on life will remain the same.
I hate those people who love to tell you
Money is the root of all that kills
-Everclear – “I Will Buy You a New Life”