Can Money Buy Happiness?

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You have probably heard this question a lot. Many people will say that money can’t buy happiness but there has been some research; in some circumstances, money can buy happiness. It seems to me that most people revolve their entire life around money. I hate that this world has to be lead by pieces of paper because there are so many more valuable things in life.

“The love of money is the root of all evil”- Michael Jackson. This was spoken by one of the most famous men on Earth, unfortunately he couldn’t buy more time with the money he had. Some people can’t seem to understand this, they waste so much time to try and get as much money as they can. There are some horrible solutions in order to get cash and sadly some people would go to extremes for wealth.

A lot of people compete in the lottery, in order to win a large sum of money. Some of the winners hit headlines because they have wasted their money on alcohol and drugs. This is obviously the wrong way to spend your winnings but the best way to get happiness out of your money is to spend it on others because by seeing other people gain something good also has a positive impact on you too. Another way to use your money wisely is to spend it on experiences rather than material things. Over time, objects lose their value and financially too. Reliving your experiences brings more happiness.

If you think about the only reason we are educated is to get a job and in the long run, get as much money as we can. I know we can’t survive without money but some people get too obsessed with it and that’s what I don’t like about it. Too many people get sucked into the trap of money.

I apologise that this week’s blog was a little delayed but I needed time to think about what to write. I hope you enjoyed this blog and don’t get too caught up with money. Thanks for reading xoxo

“Your Time is Limited”

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The title was once spoken by a wise man by unfortunately his time ran out in 2011. If any of you don’t know who spoke these words, it was Steve Jobs. One of the most successful men in the world but still didn’t have all the time in the world. A lot of people take time for granted and are very wasteful of it but to others it is precious. Sadly, people’s times can be limited but what you shouldn’t forget is to embrace that moment with that person or people because you won’t be able to relive that moment again.

A lot of people wish to be rich, own billions of pounds, dollars etc, be famous and so much more but what we take for granted is, yes you guessed it, time. No matter, how many things you possess whether it be a fancy car or something of less price, these material items don’t extend our lives. Remember that whatever you may own might not be as good as others but you may have more time in your life than them. Time cannot be bought, so don’t ever forget that. For example, if a billionaire was diagnosed with an incurable disease, their money couldn’t buy them a longer life. Whatever financial state you are, don’t worry because we all end up the same way, our time will come one day.

Don’t waste your time on something pointless because whatever you are doing might not affect your future like whether you should of had your hair straight or curly for school. Small things like that are wasteful of time, don’t bother over things like that, do what you are supposed to be doing and make use of your time. Who cares of what others think of you, do what you think is best for you; what will eventually help you out in the future because people who judge others that are careful with their time are usually the ones who have wasted precious moments in their life.

A song inspired me to write about this, some of you may have heard it. The song is called “The Chronicles Of Life and Death” by Good Charlotte. If you haven’t heard it, I recommend you do because the lyrics in this song, is the message I want to send out plus the band are really good! The song basically outlines our lives hence the name and it is one of the best songs I have heard with a great message.

“Time is free but priceless. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back.” This quote pretty much sums it up. Sometimes I sit in class and daydream about how much time I have wasted in life already but then I encourage myself to grasp onto every moment I have in school or as a teen outside of school because I already regret wasting my childhood and I can’t afford to waste my teen years. Hold onto every moment you can. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, make that moment perfect. Take time today to appreciate someone you would usually take for granted because time could catch up to them any day.

As always, I hope you enjoyed this blog and hopefully grasped the message I am trying to send across. Thanks for reading xoxo

Are We All In A Trap?

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You may or may have not noticed but nearly everyone around you or in this world owns something from Apple. You could probably see their logo from a mile away because this company is so common now in this century. Even if you don’t own anything from Apple, I can guarantee that someone close by does because let’s face it, who doesn’t own a gadget from this company nowadays.

Whenever a new item is launched it’s as if some people are in a trap to buy it because of the logo, if it was a Microsoft or Android product, it wouldn’t be as popular and to be honest I don’t why because other company products are just as good as Apple and dare I say it a little better but not many people seem to care. I have to admit it, I do think I am a little in this trap but I am not completely oblivious to any of the other good gadgets in the world too. Whenever you would get an update on your phone, you might find yourself going for an iPhone again, you might have your reasons for it but some people don’t want to try a new format on their phone so they like to continue with Apple.

Don’t get me wrong, Apple is a good company and make great products but sometimes I think people aren’t always aware of what this company are doing. They could launch a new phone, iPod or Mac with the smallest change to the previous one and tons of people would still buy the new product. This I don’t understand because they are essentially taking advantage of you and your wallet. More and more people enjoy their products; because of this, Apple is one of the richest companies in the world with billions and billions of pounds, dollars, euros and other currencies.

This hasn’t been my usual type of blog but I thought I’d try something new and see if you enjoy it. Thanks for reading xoxo

Making Decisions… No Matter The Size!

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Our lives are based on so many decisions we or others make. No matter how big the decision is, there will always be a consequence whether it is good or bad. There is always a battle in our mind between our intuition and logic. Unfortunately, most of the time our intuitive side kicks in more than our logic but some people like to take to gamble and end up with something they weren’t expecting with or don’t like.

We are always making choices but don’t realise it like what you want to have for breakfast, lunch or choose what film to watch etc. Now choosing things like this, don’t affect us permanently but when it comes to our education, money etc the whole story changes. As a teen, I’ve already been made to decide some big things that will matter in my life. I had to choose what I wanted to take for my GCSEs which do eventually point me in the direction of a career in later life, adults expect us to have our life planned out at this age and even if we have a plan now I can guarantee that it will change in a couple of years time or just before we start university.

Why is it that at such a young age we have to make big life-changing decisions? Most adults can’t even make decisions now so why are we expected to make them now? I’m sure that my generation is completely different to how our parent’s generation were in their teen years and a lot of parents and people seem to be managing so why should we make the decisions now when our parents didn’t.

Decisions we make throughout our lives will decide our fate and we usually meet people on the way that can make this journey something unforgettable and you get so many opportunities and experiences by deciding things for yourselves.

Remember you do have to go with what you think is best and not decide in the heat of the moment. Sometimes it is right to go with your head and not your heart but if you do want to take them gamble then go for it, no one is stopping you. Also, don’t let other people’s thoughts change your mind, take their comments into consideration but decide for yourself because in the end you will be dealing with the outcome. Whenever you do make a big decision next time, list the pros and cons to ensure you choose the right thing.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and make the best decisions you can in life. Thanks for reading xoxo