Money Won’t Make Your Life Meaningful
A recent poll showed that Americans now value money more than patriotism, religion, community, or children. In fact, 69% of Gen Zs believe “money can buy happiness.” But as ever, money won’t make us fully happy. In fact, an improper relationship with money, one of attachment without enjoyment, can deeply handicap a person’s attempt to live a deep, meaningful human life. To flourish and craft lives of purpose, and develop a proper relationship with and attitude toward money, individuals should follow the following principles: Relegate money to its proper place. Money can be a great tool, but it’s not a goal in and of itself. Invest your money for impact. Choose to spend your money on experiences, not objects. Use your income to help others. Choose a job that you find meaning in, so you’re earning with purpose. Save for the freedom to work how and when you want as you age, not retirement.