Things Money Cannot Buy

As a continuation of my article on Money Is Not All, here are for me are the things that money cannot buy. If you think that money can buy all the things that you want in the world, then you are very wrong in that idea.

Money is not everything. Yes, money is essential because we need it to buy most especially our basic needs and that is food, clothing, and shelter. Sometimes, we also use it to buy our wants in life be it luxurious car, gadgets, house, etc.


However, as I am saying, money cannot buy all. And for me, here are the things that money cannot buy with a comparison to a thing that money can buy.

Money can buy House BUT NOT HOME. We are told when we are young that there is a huge difference between a house and a home. While there may be no difference structurally and physically, the difference comes when you take a look at who lives in it. A home is special than a house because a home is where love and harmony resides. In other words, if you live in a house where love and harmony resides, then that can be considered as a home. Remember, we are used to say “home sweet home” and we are not saying “house sweet house”. That would be awkward.

Money can buy Clock BUT NOT TIME. Money can definitely buy a clock. A clock is simply a material that money can buy. However, money cannot buy time. A lost time cannot be brought back while a lost clock can simply be replaced by buying another one. So we must assure that we maximize our time. Spend it to the things that we enjoy and to the things that we love.

Money can buy Bed BUT NOT SLEEP. Again, money can buy a bed because it simply is a material thing. However, money cannot buy sleep. We are referring here about the things that worry you. These are the things that pops out enabling you to have a hard time sleeping. Your conscience is simply the best thing that can help you and money cannot buy conscience. We must therefore free ourselves from guilt by not hurting others and doing good.

Money can buy Book BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE. As mentioned in my article on investing in yourself, knowledge is considered as one of the most important treasures that we can possess.  In fact, I think it is the only treasure that cannot be robbed or stolen from us. Surely, money can buy hundreds and even thousands of books out there but you cannot gain knowledge if you don’t read them. Even if you have millions, it cannot simply put those knowledge in your mind. We must therefore feed our mind with fresh ideas. Ideas nowadays can really make you rich.

Money can buy Position BUT NOT RESPECT. Yes, that’s how powerful money is. It can buy a position! We can see this example on connections. A person can easily bribe a high ranking official for him to enter into his desired position. He can probably buy that position but not respect. If he does not possess the qualities to be in that position, definitely, he cannot earn respect even if he has a lot of money!

Money can buy Sex BUT NOT LOVE. We all know that money can easily buy sex. We can see this fact to various prostitution acts that operate underground in various countries due to lack of employment opportunities. Those prostitutes sell their bodies just to have some money for their needs and wants. While it is true that money can indeed buy sex, it cannot buy love.

Money can buy Luxuries BUT NOT HAPPINESS. No questions asked, money can buy luxuries. You can use money to buy luxurious things such as nice grandeur house, hottest cars and gadgets, and every luxurious living that you dream in your life. But money cannot buy happiness. We can see this fact to some rich persons. Even if they do have almost anything that the world offers materially, still they are not happy. There is still lacking in their lives that will make them happy.

While it is true that money is essential in our everyday day to day living, it cannot buy all things that we need and want.

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Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

6 responses on “Things Money Cannot Buy

  1. I think you got this from a powerpoint slideshow circulating through e-mail right? Actually this irks me because I believe this is exactly the way of thinking that leads to a poor mentality. If you’ve read or listened to T.Harv Eker’s books, you’ll know what I mean. Actually the logic of this powerpoint slideshow is stupid if you ask me. Yes money can’t buy a home, but how can you have a home without a house? Try living on the streets and calling that home. Sure money can buy a clock but not time, but if you don’t have money, you’ll have to spend most of your time to earn money. Money can’t buy a bed but not sleep, but if you don’t have any money which you can buy food to feed your family, I’m sure you won’t be able to sleep. Can you get my point? the same goes for the rest. Money is not everything but it is essential. The love of money is the root of all evil but having money and putting it into good use is what the world should be focusing on. Not a slideshow like this which was probably written by someone with no money. Just my 2 cents.

  2. Money can’t buy everything except me LOL. Thanks for sharing this post Bro. Money is one of the most important need in life. We must accept the fact, we can’t live without money. That’s all we need.

  3. yup money may be essential but it can never buy a lot of things.i got your point ph_investor. money can buy the most luxurious things in this world but not those what can really make us happy. Not all people who have lots of money are happy. One thing more which money cant buy is TIME. Time passes through and ends. Even wishing you can turn back time and hoping you can have it back,, the truth remains that money cant do anything about that.

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  5. i think ph_investor you didnt understand the point of the article. the point is money is essential but money cannot buy joy . joy can only found on having a right relationship with God. that’s all folk

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