Money is part of our everyday’s lives, and it seems to be everywhere we look. Our society is pretty much obsessed with being rich and many people equal the idea of having money with being happy, which I think it is the wrong approach to life. Don’t get me wrong; I am not some disillusioned person who thinks that being poor is better. What I am trying to say is that money isn’t everything in life, but it makes living easier. I believe it was Al Pacino who said: “Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky.”
For instance, here is a simple fact about how money makes things easier for anyone. I do not have a lot of time to do my laundry, so this is a service I practically outsource. Picking up my clothes from dry cleaning is the only effort I make, and that saves me a lot of time I would otherwise spend toiling over things that do not count. The free time I get I use for more productive endeavors, and, why not, for having fun and relaxing once in a while.
Another thing money does for anyone is helping them get a better education. It is a well-known fact that if you want to get ahead and have a more comfortable life, by landing a better job, you need to have a better education. Even if you are just after learning a course you found on the Internet you will still have to spend money on it. Learning on your own is tough and very time-consuming, so by spending money on education, you are offering yourself a nice shortcut to a better life.
Here is something else I am thinking about when I say that money does make anyone’s living easier. Money can be used to buy tools if you want to make your repairs. I do not say that you should go full DIY or that you should always pay for repairs, either. Somewhere in between there is a balance, and having tools you can use with your own two hands inside your house can be a blessing when something breaks, and you don’t have time or money or both to call an expert.
There are so many things you can do with some money that can make your existence more pleasurable and more free to dedicate to more important goals. I do not make a goal in life from making money, but I like having some, so I can free part of my schedule, and enjoy my life to the maximum, by getting a better use for my waking hours.