How important is money for you?

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Flavia.lm 4075 1 10 94
Question: How important is money for you?

Today we have inspiration from some famous people and some proverbs. Do you agree with any of them?

Answers:

- "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." - Woody Allen
- "You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal." - Johnny Depp
- "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." - Will Smith
- "Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game." - Donald Trump
- “I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful.” Tre Cool (so succesful that I had to google his name to discover he is a member of the band Green Day)
- "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde
- "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." - Oscar Wilde
- "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." - Benjamin Franklin
- There are some things that money can't buy. For everything else there's Xxxxxx (no free advertising here, of course ;) )

- "The art is not in making money, but in keeping it." - proverb
- “If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy” - proverb

Source: wisebread
Recommended reading: Can't buy me love - Beatles

I vote on Will Smith's!

Now it's your turn!
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Dionete Mendes 10
Hello!!!

Sometimes money is important, others no. If you need to buy something, you need money for this. So, in this case, money is very important. But if you need friends, you can have a lot of money that in case, money isn´t important.

RenanKenplers 85 3
Hey ya,

I agree with some aforementioned. I have read some articles about this issue and it gets me confused. It's clear that money enables people to exert influence over others, and money is also of greater importance for many. Nevertheless, do you agree when I say that although money provides you the best health care and ad ever, it is not a guarantee of a longer life expectancy? Our world is based on a money-hierarchical system in which the more money you have, higher on the ''score'' and more respected you are. Reflecting... do you think it is worthy to follow a standard of living like this? Which is unpredictably uncertain whether you are going to get a spot in this figurative score? Are you set to face a long life ahead working your head off trying to save some money in order to get a overflowing account? Or to live straightforwardly and even like that make some money (?) - less money than working full-time. In a nutshell, for me, it is fullfilling having a awesome time taking advantage of everything life provides me and to make money for personal safety without dedicating three-quarters (exaggerating) of my life on a desk.

Regards,

Emanuel Fagundes 10
Money sucks, 'cause people are always after more of it (including myself), but they don't ever get enough to be satisfied. Money is the world's most utterly stupid thing ever invented by humans. If you agree with me, give yours away right now and make your life much longer and happy.

(I got to stop drinking coffee... I got to...)

Logan18 30
I agree with you in parts Emanuel. But money does not suck, We have to learn use it! I think as follows, we have to learn, 'cause money is not a toy! Without it we can not eat, shop among other things... This is important for us, and what really does not matter for us is that, "money never made a man happy", yet, it can make some their wishes come true...

Flavia.lm 4075 1 10 94
Frejat once said in one of his songs:

"I hope you win some money
because it is needed to live
and I also hope that you say to it, at least once,
who's the owner of whom"

(free translated by myself ;) )
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Emanuel Fagundes 10
You're right, Logan =) I don't really think it sucks, I was just kidding - don't ask me why.

Flavia, I loved it =)

dsoldier
It's important, it's crucial to have some money so you can get retired...

but there are a bunch of other reasons why money is important, like the freedom to get, and go wherever you want, whenever you want...

riva
Money is important in our life, but We need to have conscience that It wasn't everything. Money Doesn't take us happyness.

rfl81
Hi!

It´s my first post here.
Answering your ask, money does´t important when will can make everything and we don´t worry about it. We can living so best without this excessive worry, i think. But, in this time, unfortunately, we have a work a lot to guarantee a quiet future.

P.S: sorry for my terible English.

Flavia.lm 4075 1 10 94
Hi rfl81

don't apologize for your English, we're all learning.
welcome to the forum!

josneywat 315 6
I guess the best quote for this is:

"The love of money is the root of all evil".

Origin

Often misquoted as 'money is the root of all evil'. Originates in the Bible, Timothy 6:10 (King James Version):

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

DarkRayman
Money is important, but isn´t most thing important in the world.
I am happy, because I have a wife, family,friends and some moneys,
if I hadn´t had money, I would have been happy, but not so I am today.
if I have more money, probably I´ll be more happy.

If there is some mistakes in my text, please tell me, I am english student

Flavia.lm 4075 1 10 94
Hi DarkRayman

Revising your text, as you requested:

Money is important, but it isn´t the most important thing in the world.
I am happy, because I have a wife, family,friends and some money, --> "money" is always singular
if I hadn´t had money, I would have been happy, but not so happy as I am today.
(If I didn't have money, I would be happy, but not so happy as I am today) --> changes made considering we're talking about the present time.
if I have more money, I´ll probably be happier.

If there is any mistake in my text, please tell me, I am an student of English.


We're all students, as well.
Welcome to EE and keep posting!

Gustavo Dias 25
Money is very important for our life condition, everybody likes to have a great amount of money to spend with things that we likes a lot, by saving them through the months.

But the most important is that money don't bring our hapiness. A lot of people are poor and happy, and others rich and sad.

Maria Helena
I vote on Oscar Wilde.
Lack of money is the root of all evil. (George Bernard Shaw)

w.slayman 110
I know that this is an old subject, but I wanted to "put in my two cents worth ".

"As the great philospher once said "Money is not everything, but it sure beats whatever is in Second Place."

Of course if any of you really think money sucks I could be persuaded to take it off your hands, of course that would be strictly a gesture to help make you a better person. :lol:

The great philospher was me. ;) :lol: Actually I don't know who said it first but it sounded good to take credit. :lol:

To "put in my two cents worth" is an American saying meaning to express my opinion.

JacksonB 110 2
i would have to win the lottery to achieve all my "goals" and grab all the gadgets I dream about :D
But i'm very careful when spending my money, I spend it , I don't waste it (maybe because I don't earn what you could call "a big amount of money") .
I think it's good to earn money enough to live (food,clothes and stuff) but I think nobody would reject some personal and special treats, and it's also great when you can afford those unecessary goods...

MONEY isn't everything, though.

Gustavo Dias 25
Money is important to sustain our life conditions, and allow us have all we need to live (food, our house, etc...). But that's the famous phrase "money don't give us happiness". So if you have enough money to sustain your life and don't have a "very rich life" don't make it as a sadness motive...

There is also rich and sad people, and poor and happy people. So don't complain for nothing... ;-)

w.slayman 110
Gustavo Dias escreveu:Money is important to sustain our life conditions, and allow us have all we need to live (food, our house, etc...). But that's the famous phrase "money don't give us happiness". So if you have enough money to sustain your life and don't have a "very rich life" don't make it as a sadness motive...

There is also rich and sad people, and poor and happy people. So don't complain for nothing... ;-)
If I may, I would like to rewrite your post, as it would be said in the U.S.

Money is important to maintain our standard of living, and allows us to have the necessities of life (food, shelter, etc.) However there is the old saying, "Money can not buy happiness", and as long as you have enough money to provide for your needs, you should be happpy.

There are rich people who are unhappy, always wanting more, and there are poor people who are very satisfied and happy with their life, so I think you should be careful when you complain.

I think that this version flows much better.

LeandroRoberto
Nowaday, money is important for us, 'cause we need it for buying something like a food, cars, computers, and much more...

But money isn't everything! :)

w.slayman 110
LeandroRoberto escreveu:Nowaday, money is important for us, 'cause we need it for buying something like a food, cars, computers, and much more...

But money isn't everything! :)
If I may I would like to suggest the following substitution for your first sentence..

In todays world money is important to us, because we need it to buy things like food, cars, computers, and much more.

I would advise against using the slang words "Nowaday and 'cause" since we are trying to improve our english skills, and should concentrate of the proper use of the language.

Thank you for allowing me to comment.

marcelo.com
Hi everyone !!!

I don't see money as a problem...
we are always trying to get a great future...
let's to be honest:
nobody wants to be poor...nor to become a rich person without health, family and friends...

I guess we need a balanced life...like: Family and quality of life in first place followed by work that give us ways to get a great life!

=)

w.slayman 110
marcelo.com escreveu:Hi everyone !!!

I don't see money as a problem...
we are always trying to get a great future...
let's to be honest:
nobody wants to be poor...nor to become a rich person without health, family and friends...

I guess we need a balanced life...like: Family and quality of life in first place followed by work that give us ways to get a great life!

=)
Marcelo,

I would like to suggest the following minor changes to your post.

I don't see money as a problem, but as a means to improve our future, and to be honest, nobody wants to be poor with nothing nor rich without family, friends or good health.

I guess we need to balance our lives by having a job that pays enough to provide a comfortable life for our families.

isabelladevonne
Hm.. let's see. I'd have almost anything without money! The only thing I could have without money is my little beautiful. Because love is not a question of money. I wouldn't have school, house, food, things, and the most important things for a good life.

ailime 80 1
Money is very important to me, since it provides me basic necessities, such as food, shelter, education and a good health care. It allows me to live with dignity and assure me a safe future, economically.

w.slayman 110
ailime escreveu:Money is very important to me, since it provides me basic necessities, such as food, shelter, education and a good health care. It allows me to live with dignity and assure me a safe future, economically.
Ailime,

I would like to make a few subtle changes and see if you can determine why I did so.

"... education, and good health care. ... and ensures me an economically secure future."

Please note that assure, insure, and ensure are often missued by professional writers. :o Please see: http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/assure.html for a brief discussion.

ailime 80 1
Yes, Bill. You are right.
I got it.

"Good health care" without "a " because of it refers to general meaning.
"ensure" instead of "allow" because "allow" means to permit (give permission).
Thank you again!!

ENG_rafael 10
Folks,

Firstly, I'm a new participant of EE. I guess this a very worth point of learning. :D


To be honest, I don't know how important is the money for me clearly, because I have never worked to gain an income and my parents don't able to give me some money. I'm nineteen years old and I'm studying at the fist semester in a college course it will take me five years of entire days, so it's not time to think in some kind of job.
In spite of that, I realized that the money gives us the opportunity of beeing our servant but it's always ready to make us your slave. To see that, it's enough look at to the famous people. It's scared see people like Michael Jackson, that died with financial debits when could all the opportunities to die without this kind of fault.
I guess when I'll have a financial life, my money will be a thing, just a mean of enjoyment, not my savior or owner.

Regards!

leandrocs1310 25
I can't say money is everything in life, but I surely can say that money is very important, although I study in a public school and I have a scholarship in a course, I also need money to have lunch and to take bus, and money gives me the opportunity to buy books, that help me in my study a lot. Nad to use the internet, I need money! So I

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