“ Can Money Buy Happiness? “ In a world where -- race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us -- and more importantly wealth classifies us, it is an undeniable fact that money plays a huge role in a modern society today therefore bringing happiness to those who have it.
After reading numerous articles online, the most common argument that I see in many articles debating about this topic is that instead of happiness money can only buy pleasure. For instance, if you buy a cake and you eat it by yourself then that would be a pleasure but if you share it with others then that would be happiness. In other words, happiness is only real if it is shared. Well in this case, under these circumstances, money does buy happiness as defined by them because when people give donations to the underprivileged sectors of society doesn’t that count as happiness as it is an act of sharing?
Furthermore, I would like to mention that the depression rate has skyrocketed as well as suicide rates as a result of debt. Imagine if these individuals had money, wouldn’t they be happier? Without money, they work their -- blood, sweat, and tears -- but at the end of the day, they still aren’t able to pay off their bills. 23% of suicides happening last year were the results of debt according to the guardians. As I have already stated suicidal rates because of financial problems are high and as I have previously mentioned if they had money they would be happy and wouldn’t be killing themselves. Unfortunately, I would like to add that with the rise of -- wicked, harsh, aggressive -- debt collectors these rates are not slowing down.
All this evidence leads to the fact that money does indeed buy happiness. As I have already mentioned in fact, you can buy and also share happiness with money, and also the fact that people are depressed without money which, to the English dictionary, is the opposite of happiness. All in all, money does buy happiness as mentioned by Billboard top Rap album awardee J.Cole in his hit song ATM “ Life can cause you so much pain, there are many ways to deal with ways I flip my misfortune and grow me a fortune, a million dollars I’m miserable without it, you can’t take it when you die but you can’t live without it “ I would like to end my speech by saying “ Imagine if you were to not have money. I think that your life will be -- depressed, miserable, and sad.