Money Is A Big Part Of Life

952 Words Mar 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Rommy Morel
Mr. Moore
Period 1

Money is a big part of life. However, people tend to have a misconception that money contributes to happiness. It is not possible to “buy happiness". Conversely, everyone should be aware that it is friendships, good health, and family that truly brings one happiness to which a person aspires. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the concept of money being able to buy happiness is a widespread theme. Money is unable to create a sense of contentment in many of the characters in the novel. Therefor money can not buy happiness.

Our lives seem to be in a race to earn money. The usual: finish high school, go to college get a degree, get a job, earn money and be happy. We live in a world where happiness in a person’s life is often measured by the amount of cash they have in his or her bank account, the size of their house or the model of their car. These factors do not decide whether you are happy. Money can sure buy you luxury and all the comfort you need but it cannot buy happiness.

First and foremost money cannot buy time. As each day passes, it is lost and no amount of money that you make in the future will get that day back. Like missing the chance to say or do something. Gatsby tried to buy the past he had with Daisy. Daisy 's and Gatsby 's relationship started years before in Louisville. As Gatsby and her spent time together, Gatsby fell in love. Before he left for the war she told him that she…
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