Love vs. Money

Which is more important, love or money? I believe that love is more precious than money. Love is the reason why we are all here. We all wish to give and receive love, whether romantic love, love between family members, love between friends, or any other kind of love. Love is the most important thing in life. If I had to choose between being the wealthiest person in the world but lacking love, or being very poor but having love, I would honestly have to choose love. Love can bring people through tough things. I cannot imagine experiencing a family member’s death without the people whom I love and who love me to help me get through it. Money means nothing without love. Money can buy all the nicest things in the world, but without loved ones to share them with, there is no enjoyment to gain from them.

Love can do things that nothing else is able to. Love can make people do crazy things. Everyone has seen or known someone one who was so in love that they smiled helplessly, acted silly, and spent countless hours with their lover. Love can cause people to sacrifice and go out of their way to help another. Money, on the other hand, can cause people to be selfish, push others aside to get what one wants, and even lie or steal to get wealthy. Love is patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, and not proud. Money causes the opposite of all these things. When someone is focused on money they want to get it, regardless of whether or not they are kind to others while obtaining it. They are jealous of those who are in a better position, and are proud and boastful when they are the one who is the “best”. They are selfish and angry when things do not go their way. Money will fail you, especially in the economy we have today.

Money cannot buy happiness, but love gives it freely. Think about the wealthiest people you know. Are these people truly happy? Or do we see them turning to drugs, alcohol, and getting into trouble with the law? When you begin to focus your life, your dreams, and your goals on money you become miserable. When you focus your life on loving others and gracefully receiving their love back, you will find joy. You may argue that love can die, and yes, it may.  However, I do not believe that people will ever be completely free from love. Money, on the other hand, leaves more quickly than anything. It often seems as soon as it is received, it is gone.

Love is more valuable than money.