What is Money For?

Money is a blessing when used properly. This principle is true of all other things. When used well, they can benefit. When abused, they can cause harm. Since money is necessary to survive, many people don't seem to know what money is really for. They hoard as much money as they can but end up spend it on themselves anyway.

Take the average, stereotypical teenage girl. Every year, she spends at least one thousand dollars on unnecessary products like cosmetics. A few make-up accessories are fine, but a whole drawer full of powder, lipstick, etc is just absurd. Spending money buying a bagful of beauty products is like buying artificial beauty. Why waste money on things that don't last rather than buying things that do last?

Other people think that money is used to buy happiness; the more money you have, the happier you are. But that's not true. Real happiness comes from spending time with your loved ones, not being a millionaire. Sure, having a lot of money gives people a good feeling, but as time goes by, they realize that money cannot replace or buy the companionship and love that every human desires to have.

Money is our circulating medium in trade and economy. Families need it to buy necessities, the government uses it to keep our country safe, and companies use it to pay its workers. Money means food, clothing, books, and recreation and those are the things we should truly be thankful for.

The best reason to avoid the love of money is that once we fall in love with it, we would do just about anything-cheating, robbing, murder to obtain more. As MasterCard puts it, " There are some things that money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard."