We have all heard the infamous quote at some point in our lives. 1 Timothy 6:10 states, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.” (International Standard Version, 2008) Similar to money, poverty cannot buy happiness. However, money can put a believable down payment on it. In addition, poverty can put a sizeable down payment on misery. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. I've heard of filthy rich people whom lives are overrun with discontent and misery. On the contrast, I have personally experienced people who are very content with having very little. Can there be a balance? If I had the new Bentley GT, will I truly be happy, or will the price of keeping it add bigger problems. If I rented a cheap apartment in a questionable part of town, will this ensure my happiness? I would imagine the answer to these questions would vary dramatically depending on who you ask.
Are we materialistic because we aspire for more, or is it unrealistic to not. #AmIwrongforwantingtobetterme Any thoughts?