Yes, Money Can Buy Happiness


Jadyn Arzola

Some people say that money can ease life’s struggles and make people happier.

Katie Johnson, Reporter

With home, grocery and gas prices at an all time high, working class citizens are struggling to own these essential items. Millions of people struggle to make ends meet, while politicians, influencers and celebrities travel around the world and create content showing their extravagant lifestyles. Although influencers may not be as happy as they seem, they certainly aren’t fighting to put food on their tables. Money allows people to live comfortably and luxuriously, without the fear of falling behind on bills, and many working class people do not have access to this luxury.

Having money can ease people’s struggles, and aid them in making a happier life for themselves and their families.
When people live in poverty, it can be nothing short of traumatizing. They may not be able to feed their families, or never get to spend time with them, due to constantly working. However, those with disposable income have more opportunities to advance in their careers, due to not having to worry about their next meal or when rent is due. These individuals also have more money to spend on vacations and making memories with those they love.

Along with having more income, people with money also have the opportunities to purchase gifts for themselves and their loved ones. Giving gifts, for many, is an amazing feeling. Many people’s love languages is gift giving. Despite these items being material, they can still hold a special place in people’s hearts or have an important meaning behind them.

With a stable income, people can also expand on their hobbies. Having a hobby or being able to do something enjoyable after a long day can help with feelings of stress and sadness. No matter what you like to do, the means to do it costs money.
Money can buy happiness, and lead to a stress free life for people and their loved ones.