Some people say that money is the root of all evil – but does anyone realise that the lack of money is also a cause for evil? Here’s some really unpopular opinion. If you’re here for the tea, then well here goes.
1. Money Empowers You
If you do not have that spare cash, how are you going to put yourself through courses to improve yourself? Yes, get a scholarship, find a job that values your personal growth. That’s what they all say, but jobs and opportunities don’t come to you every other day. It’s just like striking the lottery. Financial status gives you the power to act to your own benefit, to invest in yourself. Of course, this power will only be empowering if it is used for the right reasons.
Having the finances also helps you to invest more in your personal grooming. You’ll be a downright liar if you say looks doesn’t matter. Outward appearance affects people’s first impression of you, it’s going to affect whether you succeed at an interview whether you like it or not.
2. Money Gives You Security
How are you going to make plans for your future when you’re constantly worried whether you’ll even have enough for the next step in life? How are you going to start a family, get a house, go on a holiday, with the nagging thought at the back of your mind that you’re lacking in cash? They say be contented with what you have in life – but social comparisons are everywhere. How are you going to be confident in making decisions that affect your future when you’re not even sure if you will have enough food to be full a month later?
Having financial stability gives you the security you need to venture in life. It assures you that no matter what happens, you have a pool of money to fall back on.
3. You Need Money For Everything
Quite literally speaking, you need money for everything. Even achieving the basic necessities in life requires money. In this city life we’re all so used to being in, nothing comes free. There’s a price tag to everything, and if you don’t have the financial capability, you’ll not be able to even afford the basics. Yes sure, there are support groups out there that you can seek help from. But would you be happy in a situation like that? We’re all human who crave independence. We have our pride.
Money is not all there is to leading a happy life, but it does affect the quality of life, and how happy you’ll be with your life.
If you’re one of those shaking your head as you’re reading this, disagreeing with the importance of financial capabilities in leading a happy life – you’re likely one of those who don’t need to worry about money at all.
The endless pursuit of money can be evil, but not having the basic financial stability for basic necessities is often the cause for evil as well.