First impressions are very basic and many times biased or totally false because you have yet to “scratch the iceberg of their personality”. That is where social standings come in, most people believe that the more people you surround yourself with, the more social you are, but it’s a mixture of that and also what random people think of you. Wealth, fidelity, and honesty majorly affect a person’s social standing, but Fitzgerald teaches us that wealthy people still have problems. It is said that money doesn 't buy happiness, but in fact money can provide you with a happiness that poverty does not provide. Now that being said there is some truth to that statement; seeing as money brings its own complications.
A main theme in the book is that all the people are very materialistic and today materialism is still a factor. Jay Gatsby would still be very popular and envied because of his wealth. There are people out there still today just like Daisy that value social status and money over morality. Just like in the book the economy is very good currently in the United States and people are spending more than ever. If one did not know Jay Gatsby they would think he was a self-centered rich man, but, he did not care about money.
Even helping someone you barely know is really satisfying, you did a good deed, it is good for your self-esteem. Unfortunately, not everybody understand this, a lot of people misinterpret it as giving a lot of money to people who will do nothing in return. So they rather save it for themselves. But that is just an excuse,
The fact that you were born poor does not make you a criminal and the fact that you were born rich does not make you honest. In fact, you can forge your future and change other people’s belief about social classes and previously fixed fates, as soon as you try hard to self-improve. One perfect instance of this is that Fagin,
These types of men claimed to benefit the society most in these positions of power because, due to their wealth, policies did not affect them personally – they were so rich that essentially nothing could threaten them. This, the rich men claimed, gave them an unbiased perspective on what was best for the whole of the country. “The people” have always been an ever-changing group, as Hamilton noted at the Constitutional Convention, giving their desires a more temporary focus – not the long-term stability desired by the elite for this new republican society. Furthermore, the vulnerability of those who were not rich concerned the elites because, “…they will sell [their vote] to the rich,” taking away the purity in the freedom of choice that was so important to the formation of this country to begin with. (Young
There is no universal answer: A hedge fund manager and a Tibetan monk provide two very different “models of happiness”. But most experts agree that the correlation is direct up to a point. Poor people become happier as they escape poverty, studies have shown, but once people are free from deprivation, the tie between money and happiness begins to fray. In fact, study after study indicates that acquiring wealth does not significantly increase happiness. In general, people who live in countries with high gross national product, per capita, are happier than those living in poorer countries.
According to the article “The Madness of Materialism,” by Taylor who says that people today believe that the key to happiness is money or buying things for yourself. The people that say money is the key to happiness is wrong because you can use the money on yourself but it doesn’t make you feel better. People who don’t have a lot of money are happier than the people with
If you have the right kind of thoughts, you will get what you want. The wealthy people have only successful thoughts hence why they only seem to get wealthier by the day. Poor people on the other hand, seem to languish in more poverty. Yes, because they only think of themselves as so. This is not their fault though.
Everytime you look there is a new phone, clothes, new gadget. Money is being ported to all these materialistic things. We are all one, we all need each other, less fighting more love. Poverty cannot be solve in a day, but as soon as the government realize the negative outcome of low wages,and start paying high wages, then they will see the positive
Since in existence of money we can be happy with what we buy, money replaces happiness, “a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life—that is, with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction”. However our desire for happiness turns into greed, the desire which long for unneedful