MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND
Why is money so important? After all, it is only a green piece of paper or a little coin, yet it has a huge impact in the world. Some people may think that how much money you have defines who you are. Yet most people would agree that human worth depends on much deeper values than money and would dispute the idea that having more money makes one person better than another. Still, money is important because people need it to live comfortably, with food, shelter, and the staples of life.
Even little kids know that money is worth something. I remember when I was younger I always wanted money; at the time, I did not know exactly what it was meant for, but I knew it was valuable. Now, as a high school student, I recognize how much our lives are based on the amount of money we have in our pockets, wallets, and bank accounts. Right now, many intelligent high school seniors have applied to college because it can open the door to better jobs and higher salaries. However, one of the biggest factors in choosing a college is the cost, and many students are finding every possible way to get scholarships, but still, the college they want may be out of reach. Money decides where students can go.
Of course, the saying “money can’t buy you happiness” is true, because ultimately what makes your life complete is the people you surround yourself with, love of family, and job satisfaction - it is important to like what you do. On the other hand, money can make life a lot easier. Many struggle even to make ends meet. Some have to work two jobs or more just to pay for rent, food, and other basic needs. According to forbes.com, out of the 155.5 million working Americans, 7.9 million (4.5 percent) have multiple jobs to be able to keep the lights on and put food on the table.
All in all, the amount of money someone has makes a big impact on how they live. Yes, money does make the world go round, and offers people the opportunities and choices they otherwise might not have. However, many Americans think it is the most important thing in the world. They should think again.