4 Reasons Why Money is the Source of True Happiness

And Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Wanting It

Jamie Logie
5 min readAug 12


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Money is the root of all evil.

The best things in life are free.

These are phrases we’ve heard a lot — but I’m not sure if they are actually true.

Those who say money is the root of all evil rarely have much of it. And there is nothing in life that’s genuinely free.

Money doesn’t buy happiness — it is happiness. And here are a few reasons why it’s ok to think so.

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Actually Free

Let’s start with this one. It may seem like the best things in life are free, but it’s money that allows you to experience the things that appear to be “free”.

Say, for example, getting to watch a sunset on a beach. That costs nothing, right? It’s one of the free, simple joys of life, isn’t it? Therefore, it should definitely be included in the free category.

But how are you going to get to that beach?

If it’s right on your doorstep, then you probably have some significant income that allows you to live in such close proximity.

Those oceanfront properties do come at a premium…

If you are on an amazing vacation that allows you to see some of the best sunsets on earth — well, that wouldn’t have happened without spending the money to get there.

Even just taking the short drive to a nearby beach requires a car and gas both purchased with money.

Ok, so that’s a different scenario. How about time spent with friends and family during the holidays?

That’s free and priceless, isn’t it?

Well, if you want to create a great experience, the food, drinks, snack, and general festivities probably won’t appear out of thin air. Someone has to pay for all that.

Presents don’t have to be a necessity, but it sure feels good to see someone smile when you get them something they weren’t expecting to get.

Even the physical act of being together often requires a car, gas, or general transportation to allow you to all…



Jamie Logie

Some health, a little marketing, and a lot of 1980s content