The article “Inner Contentment” gives us a great example why money does not equal happiness.
Howard says “there are so many things we want, things we desire.
Family is a vital part to achieve happiness for many people but it cause misfortune to others.
Some individuals believe that your income and success are the main factor in determining your happiness. Too many Americans are so blinded by their own ignorance that they constantly pursue happiness as if it was a matter of circumstance rather than their own perspective.
Relatives are there for you when need them and can act as your mentor.
As humans we have the instinct to help those in need.What makes you happy and what makes me happy are completely different things.Whatever feeling happiness gives you is determined by you, and only you.How a person achieves happiness is entirely unique.Happiness originally means experiencing good fortune, pleasure, contentment, and joy.It never seems to stop.” The author is explaining that in our western culture we tend to always want materialistic objects but the more we receive the more we want.The desire for material things leads to greed which makes us unhappy. They may argue that it allows us to have carefree lives because we do not have financial strain with money.They may argue that it gives people the ability to buy whatever they may want and that causes us to be pleased with our purchase.They may even argue that money allows one to be charitable to others. When the teacher gave us the assignment to write an essay on happiness, my thought was "Well, okay, I'll come home, I'll eat & surf the social networks for an hour & write about happiness. If not, it's very good, because, you can control yourself and focus on writing about happiness, & if yes - welcome to the club!