Money. It always comes down to it. The more you have the better your life will be. It’s not everything, but it is enough to keep you happy for a period of time. And then you go on to realize that there some things larger than those pieces of silver. What brought this topic on? Manchester United’s star player, Wayne Rooney’s little drama that unfolded a few weeks back.
Wazza said he wanted to leave. Ferguson admitted to being ‘shocked’. Rumors of a high fee transfer were ripe. A few silent days later Rooney announced that he would be staying the United after signing a new 5-year deal because he was offered a pay raise he did a bit of soul searching and realized he would be happy to remain with his old club. I’m not judging because such situations did arise in Chelsea too, most famously (as I recall) with Frank Lampard’s commitment to the club. I’m not accusing. I’m just contemplating. I mean, it matters, doesn’t it? Whatever it is you want to do in this life, the money always matters!
It won’t make you whole/complete but it will make you happy.
Some famous actor said this once, I forget who (memory believes it was Michael Caine, but I’m not very sure). It’s just one of those things that stuck and I thought of it a lot as I grew up, realizing all the way how very close to the truth it was!
I’m sure everyone who has set foot on planet Earth had heard the idiom “money doesn’t grow on trees“. I have nothing against it but it does get annoying after a while, does it not? My philosophy about money, or matters concerning it, is more along the lines of “if you have it enjoy it!” Obviously you need to know how to control yourself, that goes without saying. I don’t exactly go around spending chunks of money frequently, but when I do go shopping (for anything – books, music, clothes, tech stuff, everyday things) I go all out. I will admit at this point that I’m one of those ‘brand name seekers’. Anything with a designer label on it I will buy without a thought. I realize, and have known for the longest period of time, that it isn’t a very good thing at all. But you have to realize that I don’t spend on unnecessary items! I do buy the things that I want more often than the ones that I need but I know when and where to exercise control!
My point really is you can go around saying that you’d rather save up for a rainy day, which is a good thing. Just don’t say that you would be happy without something you want. You know that you would jump in a moment of joy when you have that ‘something’ in your hands. Of course you may feel guilty later for having splurged, but my focus is more on that instant of satisfaction. We are only human, after all! You will feel happy. Money will make you feel like a king of the world because you can have pretty much anything you want! The pleasure may not persist, it will fade away. But you would know how amazing it could be! Brings to mind Travis McCoy & Bruno Mars’ song Billionaire.
Just don’t look down upon those who tell you that money matters. It isn’t everything for sure. It takes much more than just having them greens to establish yourself. Trust me, I know. Fulfillment in life comes from various sources. Part of it, most inevitably so, comes from money.