Money | Things it won’t buy…
You can buy good looks to a certain extent. Money will buy cosmetic surgery, make up and clothes. You look good when you are happy though, the inner beauty seems to show and when we are depressed the inner ugliness seems to show too. Cosmetic surgery never seems to quite work, does it?
They say money doesn’t buy happiness, it’s probably true. A couple won over £160 million on the Euro-lottery this week. Did it make them happy? They want to travel and see the Great wall of China. I don’t think they are any happier but perhaps a little more secure? I’ve seen a lot of rich people and they often seem miserable to me!
The wealthy have private insurance and private hospitals and can afford the best care. I’m sure this is why they live to a good age but the rich can die young. In the UK it helps to have money but it certainly isn’t a guarantee of good health. Poverty can lead to poor health if you don’t get decent health care or a decent diet. Poverty is of course caused by the greed of the rich in many cases.
There are people who go around love-bombing everyone. They go around hugging and kissing everyone they meet. Most people regard love as more valuable and think it can’t be bought. It is related to marriage and procreation, in fact it seems essential to the success of procreation. Maybe…
I watched a programme on television the other night about a car crash. It was caused by a woman using a mobile phone and driving with excessively tinted windows. She wasn’t the one seriously injured and taken to hospital in an air ambulance. You can be a safe driver and the innocent victim of someone else’s stupidity. It makes you think when you see a programme like that and I can’t un-see it and so maybe I’ll remember it when I’m driving, especially if I see someone driving while using a mobile phone. Incidents in our lives can make us feel nervous, unhappy or even phobic about all kinds of things. I don’t think watching that programme will do much to me but I can think of things in the past that can’t be undone now but the memory of them undermines my confidence in the future sometimes. We can’t buy peace of mind, sometimes we just have to wait for the memory to fade or try to rationalise what happened.
We can feel better with a little spare cash and you don’t have to win the lottery to keep healthy and reasonably happy. If you’re lonely, you’ll be lonely with or without money. You can ‘buy’ pretend friends if you have money and have people adore you and worship at your feet if you’re a celebrity. You also have to put up with the envy and hate – I’ll risk it!
I would like enough money that I could help others more and give to charity. I don’t need foreign holidays or luxury cars. I do have a lottery ticket for tonight’s draw (it’s Saturday) but it wouldn’t change me very much. I might buy a cottage in the countryside, if I don’t win then I might rent a cottage in the country; not a big difference. I’m writing a bucket list; things to do before I kick it, I can’t think of anything, except a holiday. If you look at the photograph, who could find somewhere more relaxing than that? I can walk around there all afternoon capturing the tranquillity with my camera; looking for wild flowers and exploring different places to take my photographs. I like looking at the birds, the geese, ducks and swans. The people seem relaxed too, some fishing, some just enjoying the sunshine and some like me enjoying the view. It’s free, you can’t buy that feeling of contentment and relaxation. If you want to try to buy it – I am open to offers!
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