Money is certainly something which is often discussed in today’s world. Hardly a day goes by
without the subject of money being raised in most people’s lives. However it is highly debatable
whether it is more important than other considerations, such as health and happiness, which some people
consider to be of greater significance.
To begin with, it is often argued that having money enables people to exert influence over others.
Wealthy businessmen, for example, are often the most highly respected members of society,
and business tycoons are often consulted by world leaders, who then make policies which
affect the whole population. As a consequence, money can be seen as the single most import
factor in daily life.
Secondly, from the point of view of the individual, money is vital for survival.
Western society is structured in such a way that, without money, people are deprived
of the means to obtain proper nutrition and health care. Furthermore, in some cases, where
climate is rigorous, their lives depend on they can or not to pay heating bills and it become a matter of life and death.
On the other hand, many people claim that more important factor than money is health.
As I. Walton said, health is “a blessing that money can not buy.” What is more, money has little
sence to those who are suffering from health problems. Amount of money can not guarantee a longer life.
In addition, most people would agree that personal happiness easily outweighs money in importance.
Even if an individual is extremely rich, this does not mean that he is happy. In some cases, wealth brings
a whole range of problems and insecurities. Real happiness is usually independent of financial status.
On the whole, although there are those who would rank money as most important thing in life, the vast
majority would disagree. Money, they argue, has an important part to play but perhaps the world would be
a more harmonious place to live in if this were kept in proportion and society put more attention on moral issues.