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Money Matters - Power and Wealth


            As the famous author Oscar Wilde once said "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old(er) I know that it is". Everything in modern society is based on money. As the saying goes, money makes the world go around. This is proven with the existence of transnational corporations who operate globally and simultaneously, which subsequently increases their profit margin. The world has become so intertwined with technological advances that with a click of a button we can purchase goods from anywhere around the world and companies can manage all secondary headquarters to keep intact their business operations. .
             Many people believe that money is the root of all evil. But with money there are always two sides to the story. I concur with the notion that money is the key to human happiness. In todays society you require money for everything in your life; for clothes, for food, for shelter and even water. It also allows people who earn a higher wage to enjoy comforts in life such as holidays, purchasing luxury items like phones and computers and indulging in life experiences that otherwise would be unsustainable to attain. It also allows parents to send their children to private schools to ensure a higher standard of education therefore trying to increase their opportunities in the future. .
             As society develops and creates newer technologies to improve our lives, living standards have become better, however, this results in a higher cost of living.┬áThere are many important things in our lives such as health, family, children and work. However, in my opinion, money can help solve these problems. For example, if the sole breadwinner of a low income family becomes ill and needs time off work to recuperate, taking time off work becomes a issue of survival, however if ones earns a substantial wage and has some extra savings taking time off work becomes less of an hassle on the family unit.


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