Money; we all need it and at the end of the day, its what makes the world go round but its not the be all and end all. Some of the happiest people in the world have nothing in terms of cash flow but they are wealthy in so many other ways.
I’ve reached peaks and troughs in my lifetime with money but I’ve always been taught to value and respect it because you never know how long you’ll have it for. If moolah has taught me anything over the years its that it doesn’t buy true happiness.
Sure it can make life easier and knowing how you’re going to pay your bills next month is definitely reassuring but there are so many things that money can’t buy.
Here’s five of them…
HAPPY MEMORIES // It doesn’t matter how much time you spend working to earn your money, you need to physically be there to make happy memories. You can have all the money in the world to buy the fanciest cameras to capture happy memories but you need to be in the moment in order to make them.
INTELLIGENCE // We’re very lucky in the UK to all be able to go to school to be educated. While paying for private education is for the privileged few, I don’t believe that it can make someone automatically more intelligent. Sure it can help to buy people into particular social circles which can give you a leg up on a who you know basis, it can afford you more opportunities and perhaps help you to reach your potential if you’re hard working enough but I don’t think that it makes someone more clever than the rest.
There’s loads of different types of intelligence and I’m a firm believer that you can’t pay to make your child brainier! Some of the smartest people I know went to state school and I wasn’t privately educated and I’m a pretty smart cookie even if I do say so myself.
A LONG LIFE // Money might be able to buy you great things in life but it can’t buy you a long one, let alone a life thats truly happy. We never know how long we’re going to be on this planet for and life can be gone in an instant, which is why I think that its so important to to appreciate the little things, tell those you love how much you love them and be a good person so that you leave behind an awesome legacy.
STYLE // If theres one thing that money can’t buy you, its style. Sure it can buy you fashion but that’s just clothes. Style is individual to you and how you wear your fashion.
I really feel as though I’ve developed my personal style over the last couple of years and while its something that’s always evolving, I’m really loving what its growing into. I feel as though I have a great idea of what suits me and makes me feel good.
I’m beyond excited for the spring to arrive because I’ve got so many gorgeous new things that I can’t wait to like the Black Floral Print Dress from Billie Faiers Collection at In The Style. While the weather is still chilly, I’m going to be wearing it with leggings and my River Island boots but come the warmer spring days, I’ll be popping on my peep toe heels and styling it up like I have done here.
This piece is from the In The Style Curve range which I am OBSESSED with right now. I bought it in a couple of sizes bigger than my usual with it being a shirt style so that the buttons didn’t gape and I love the way that it fits and feels. The tie is great for synching in the waist and the flared sleeves bring back the 70s vibe thats so in right now.
MANNERS // I have had the pleasure, and often misfortune, of meeting so many different people from all walks of life and one thing I’ve realised for certain is that money cannot buy you polite manners. Rude people exist across the socioeconomic spectrum… although I’d argue that some of the wealthiest people I’ve met have actually been the rudest!
Do you agree- are these five things that money can’t buy? What do you think of my In The Style Curve dress (total beauty, I know!)
I totally agree. I see so many people who have all the money in the world and no style whatsoever!
I drum manners in to my kids and am always complimented on it. Memories are a very important one too
My old boss always used to say money does not buy you class or style I agree with her…and you
I agree! I am quite often complimented on clothing choices and people are shocked that the clothes are from budget shops or even charity shops. I have always enjoyed clothes and have never had much money so you definitely learn what suits you without the need for money!
so true about actually going out and making the happy memories! x