In 2001, my mother was able to acquire a visa to live in the United States of America, my mother wanted to chase her American dream. She knew that where she used to live, the opportunities were not there for her. My mother saw the greatness in the US that most of us see. The US is arguably the best country in the world, and most people who live here would agree. Many different aspects of America are exceptional, especially when compared to other countries. America allows its people to strive for their own happiness. In this essay, I’d like to list off and further dive into some of the reasons why the United States of America is the best country on Earth, whether those reasons be our freedoms, opportunities, and
A study conducted by San Francisco State University was that money does have a factor on one´s happiness. But what the money is being spent on is not material objects, instead it is experiences that are being bought. One of the experiences that the students at the college purchased was a meal out. Now what a meal out gives a person is a feeling of activity in one's life and having social contracted with someone else, which a material possession would not be able to do. What this experience also provides is a memory which one might never forget because they had such a good time. So the whole phrase ¨money can buy you happiness¨ is partially true in a way but in this way it is completely different, because the happiness is coming from the experience
A lot has happened. Especially in the 1960s. Great potestor, racial divide, new standards, etc. Some of the most popular topics that happened in the ‘60s is popular speeches. Most people have heard about Martin Luther King Jr. His powerful speeches and even more powerful testimonies. He wasn’t even talking about color in his speeches. There was one person before him that was also a powerful speaker. Medgar Evers was an amazing person who changed the US for the better. Let us all shift over to the early years of Medgar Evers.
When you ask a non American “What does America mean to you?”, they will more often than not answer with hamburgers, obesity, NFL and Reality TV. That is okay because who doesn 't love hamburgers and football filled Sundays, who doesn 't love watching silly reality TV shows and who doesn 't love a cheat day every once in awhile? Those people are judging a book by its cover and fortunately for me… well my thoughts about America are quite different. When an individual asks me “What does America mean to you?”, I immediately think of three words, freedom, love and family. The most important right someone can have in this world is freedom and luckily for americans we have the luxury of freedom all the time. America has the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition, the freedoms I just listed are only a few that America are known for. Sadly for other countries, most of them do
Albert Einstein - “I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.” Some think American is grim, some believe America is glorious, some say it’s corrupt, and others will say it’s a mistake. However, in reality, America is whatever it wants to be. In America you can be whoever you want to be! We can be nice, we can be mean, we can be annoying, we can be fat, we can be racists, and we can be nuts! In America we can be and do whatever we please. We have freedom to express our feelings and just be ourselves. We have education for all and food for the plenty. We get the opportunity to have whatever job we want as long as we work hard enough. In America we are the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Yes, money helps a lot, however happiness will be brought with a balance, all that we know about people with money come from the media, however they also have their set of uncertainty, fears and relationship
How much money does it take to buy you happiness? Is it even possible to buy happiness? The ultimate goal that most people have always had, and will always have, is to be happy. Everybody has there own idea of happiness. How much money would it take for you to be truly happy? The quote “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness,” from Charles Spurgeon gives you more of a perspective on the fact that happiness is not materialistic but more spiritualistic. This does not mean that if you buy this brand new car that you will not be happy but that happiness can only get you so far in life. In the story, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we get his perspective, through many different characters, on whether or not money can buy you happiness. In this book we have many characters however there are many who have great aspects on happiness. FIrst we have Jay Gatsby who is very rich. Gatsby has a big house, an amazing car, a house full of staff and then some yet throughout the story we cannot determine whether or not he is happy. Then we have Myrtle Wilson who is married to the character of Mr. Wilson but we do not know if she is happy. Last but certainly not least we
“Money can’t buy happiness.” “Money isn’t everything, its just paper.” Anyone who has ever grown up without money and lamented about it has heard these kinds of phrases many times. In looking around our culture and society today it would be hard to say those statements are true. While everyone has problems, rich and poor alike, having money gives you access to more solutions to those problems. The short story “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingang shows that while money may not be able to buy happiness outright, it does give access to comfort and contentment.
One’s living condition is not determined by the amount of wealth acquired by that person. Having a substantial amount of wealth can depict that someone is living a satisfied life. Those without various amounts of money, are then considered inferior, because they do not have access to living a luxurious lifestyle. However, this is not always the case. In Charles Murray’s “What’s So Bad About Being Poor,” Murray explains the correlation between being poor and living in poverty. Be that as it may, people that live in poverty are not necessarily poor. Living in poverty depends on how people use their basic needs of life in order to make a living. The way in which one is able to survive shows that they can achieve happiness without being worrisome
Nowadays colleges grew up with the prices. Many people ask themselves do we need an education at all. In the articles by Steven Vogel, "Grades and Money," and Kwame Anthony Appiah, "What Is the Point of College?”, we discussed importance of higher education and value of GPA, knowledge.
Back on the day 's United States wasn 't the way it is today. Over years things have changed,people have changed, the government have changed. For United States to become this well developed country the society and specially the government had to put a lot of effort.
One study revealed that money was an essential need for happiness, but it was not what made the people happy. They established satisfaction in close relationships with loved ones, community work, fulfillment and pride from their work and accomplishments (Diener and Biswas-Diener 162). The highest life satisfaction was found in societies of wealthy nation while the unhappiest nations were the extremely poor ones. When it comes to materialism, it does not matter if someone is rich or poor, all that matters is that “your income is sufficient to your desire,” and that “differences in aspirations lead to very different amounts of happiness” (Diener and Biswas-Diener 170). Money can bring great joy to someone’s life, but it can also bring destruction and unhappiness. Wanting money and material goods over love or leisure time can be frustrating and can distract from happiness. Desires that are way too high and are constantly rising higher with every material purchase, can make someone
But if you think of all the pros as to how and why money can buy happiness it can change the mindset of an individual and they can decide whether or not the statement is true. Some of the pros as to how money can buy happiness is that you can buy time, live your life to the fullest and live life freely without worries. As we all know money is a necessity to be able to live in the world, without it we would all probably be in quite a dilemma, as would have to strive and find ways to live. This is why money is an important aspect of life which allows people to live a happy
People think that if they have money, then they will be happy. For me, no amount of money can buy a person what truly makes them happy. Sure, money is nice but happiness is not about money. I find it ridiculous when people say, “I’m not happy because I do not have enough money.” The way I see it, is that people do not fully understand what it is to be happy before they can have money. Being successful is not the result of having a lot of money. In order to be happy, being successful in your heart will make you successful in the outer world—to appreciate what you have because not everybody has
Happiness is a goal everyone is trying to reach. We learn we have to get success to be happy at a young age. When we we’re even our parents might be working two jobs trying to support the family money coming in but how do they really feel about having a lot of money and having no time extra to spend time with their children or just have free time. That’s why some people say homeless people could be happy also, but nobody understands completely. They do not have to worry about paying bills or taxes like the rest of us they still have troubles but with too much money it could be overwhelming. The argument that money cannot or does buy happiness will be always be a tough question to answer because everyone has the right to their opinion and different