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.