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I think that you wont be satisfied by having alot of wealth because if you have alot of money you can buy alot of stuff and be satisfied for maybe a second because on your new or old television there is a commercial and you really REALLY want it but you just spent it on a new thing and your money is all gone.BOOM unsatisfied you think to yourself many people are buying it right now and your out of money.The majority of people that know how to handle money will be satisfied longer than the people that are like I WON A MILLION DOLLARS LETS GO TO A CASINO AND RISK ALL OF IT.But as soon as that money runs out the money handlers will be unsatisfied. the way to be satisfied is to have a big friendly family that loves you you really dont need anything extra to be satisfied.
I forgot to reference my point to the story. My reference to the story is that Matilda wanted to be rich and wealthy and when she got a new dress she still wanted more.That more was the necklace.So that says that her bieng somewhat rich and wealthydid not satisfy her and she was bieng a bit greedy.
I also forgot some coreections to my first comment.
I think I would not be really sure yeah you'll have a lot money but money dosen't lead to true happiness. If you want to be happy accepted just be yourself. Sometimes when people get hold of money they think have power and go crazy and loco so be grateful for what you because with money you can all stuck up and rude
Forgot the period at the end sorry
I'm back, my reference from the story is when matilda she thought she was meant to be rich and was gonna be so happy but when she got it she was just a little happy. Oh and between really and sure in my first comment i forgot have and between think and have there is they and between you and because is have. sorry
I think that you may be satisfied a first with the wealth you have but it wears off. People always want more, it being human nature, and there will no one is ever satisfied with what they have. But still, it's not like I'll say no to a lot of dough.c;
I agree with Tasmin. You will be satisfied at first because you could buy whatever you wanted, but then money can't buy everything. Money can't buy friendship and love.
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I wouldn't be satisfied with lots of money.
I mean I would for a while because then i would upgrade everything i have and get tons of speakers. :) But then after I waste all of my money and see something better or want more I cant because I'm broke.
So No. I Would not be satisfied with lots of money. maybe for a while but not forever.
Yes, you would be satisfied with all the money at first, but later on, you'll be not satisfied. you will not be satisfied later on because you will think that it is an everyday thing and old. If you're the most prominent and rich person, you will get chased by people. Also, money doesn't bring you happiness.
I would be satisfied wIth the money at first but as time passes I wouldn't be because I wouldn't have to earn anything or work for anything in life. :D
Torwards the end I would change my mind just like the banker and the lawyer did in the story 'The Bet'
i would rather have money aka wealth at first and at last because you will be rick period and money is a good thing but not allways
My opinion on the satisfaction of wealth is not good. I think this because not all wealth is good. With wealth you don't know who you can trust, who your friends are, how much money you're spending, who's spending your money, or whether or not you have true friends or friends that want you for your money. Another reason is because you never know who's out to get you. An example of this is when the banker knew that he had to pay the prisoner the million dollars (in which he didn't have) in the morning, so the banker was going to kill the prisoner just so that he wouldn't have to pay the prisoner in the morning.
I think that I would not be like Matilda. Because; if I was rich I would just want more and more. I would keep on wanting stuff and be miserable for the rest of my life. So I would just be happy with what I got and not complain. But it would be nice to be rich but I would rather be happy with nothing than have everything and be miserable.
I would like to be rich, but things are just handed to you that way. If your rich you do not learn how to work for things. If you actually have to go to work everyday, you learn that you can not just be handed everything, and to be greartful for the stuff you have. Just like Mrs. Loisel. She wanted to be rich, she was so greedy that she put herself and her husband in misery for ten years. I think that if she had not been so greedy and wanted to be like her rich friend, she could be able to enjoy life. I think taht Mrs. Loisel learned to be thankful for what she does have.
I would be satisfied from wealth and all the money, but sooner are later I'm going to start to get lonely. So I would choose to have a little bit of money, to have good friends, and to have a good family. Then to be rich and lonely.
I agree with you Andy because it's better to have a little bit of money and be with loved ones then to spend money on things that you think you might need but you don't, and end up spending all of your money and have nothing left.
I AGREE WITH YOU TO ANDY
I also agree with Andy. I would get lonely after a while and I probely would rather be with friends and family then with money.
I agree with Andy as well.
Agree with you andy..
I would not be happy if I were Matilda, because she was always sad about her life. She was never happy of what she had, she always wanted more. I would just want to have a normal life If I were her.
I believe that yes money does make you happy but it matters how you use it to like if you won a $1,000,000 and you buy a house for $500,000 a car for $250,000 and in a month you pay a $62,000 dollar tax bill for groceries, electricity, food, T.V.'s, car parts, ect., and in four months you are out of money wail the wise man buys a small house or two and lets people rent so all in all he is buying money with money. Matilda would of been one of the foolish people. Other stuff can be better than money like friends and family . so my main answer is you don't need money to be happy but it helps.
In "the Necklace" Matilda was always wanting more then what she had. And always wanting to be rich. I don't think that you need money to be happy in life. It's good to have a little money to keep your family going but you don't need to be rich.
I agree with you beacuse all you need in life is love, and health you dont need at that money to survive....
Money makes lots of people happy, but not everybody. People usually want to be rich to impress there friends, but I don't think you need to be rich to impress your friends, what you need to do is respect your friends, and not with money.
I think that having much wealth does achieve a persons satisfaction only if you use it wisely. You could have all of the money in the world and be happy, then spend it all on one thing. Then you are broke. But if you spend wisely, and save some money for the future, you will have more satisfaction whereas someone spends it all on one day.
Well... Think of this- The president makes less than a million, like $6660 a year. So not everyone needs to be ridiculously rich even I they are in charge of a country. But if you had a lot of money and thought you where the richest person in the world, (witch is not true,) you would go nuts, become a scrudge, not marry, and die a lonely life. (Reference from Disney's A Christmas Carol.)
...even *if they are in charge of...
I think that achieving wealth can be bad because you will want more and more and greedy like Matilda did. I also think it's bad because you might lose that wealth like Matilda did with the necklace.
I would like to add on my comment. For example: (in the story "The Bet") when the banker first made the bet with the young lawyer, he had all of the wealth and satisfaction he could ever want. 15 years later, when the lawyer was about to win the bet, the banker didn't have the money to pay him, which was 15 millions. His solution was to kill the lawyer before he could win. This example shows that over the years, the banker had lost most of his money and was in debt. He obviously didn't spend his money wisely.
So my answer is that money could make you extremely happy once you have it, but once you spend it all or most of it
You get depressed and lonely unless you spend it wisely.
*Sorry Mr. Herr! My computer is acting really strange and it keeps stopping me in the middle of my thoughts.*
I believe that you do not need money and wealth to achieve satisfaction in life. If you had all the money in the world than you would not want anything or have anything to look forward to. Without that, what is the point in living?Just like in "The Necklace", people may think you are super rich but truly you are not rich but merrely nomoral with a little bit of extra. That is what I think is great happiness. Besides, who TRULY want to have everything? Its better when you actually have something to look forward to; something you can hope for. Thank you.....
Oops, sorry Mr. Herr, my name is not Hayden Canterbur! Its Hayden CanterburY!
In my standard opinion, I believe that money isn't everything. There are more important things like family and friends. Money could make you happy for a little bit, but then, you can get lonely or depressed after a while. Take the winners of the lottery for example. Some winners have lived miserably after they won. Some of those people were in debt after spending it all on gambling or spoiling themselves. In 'The Bet', the banker was very wealthy in the beginning of the story. After the fifteen years, he didn't have the money to pay the prisoner. He wasn't wise with his money and was going to make the poor decision of killing the prisioner.
I believe that you do not need money to go forward in life. There is something more important than wealth such as happiness and in my case God. I say this because as stated in "The Bet" after the prisoner had read the gospel he was then dissatisfied the world.He knew that with money it would just bring upon him depression and with that he would have no faith.The prisoner knew that the 2 million dollars wouldn't have done him any good so he left and went to live his life.
I believe that money can make you satisfied. For example if you wanted something and if you had the money for it then you would get it and be happy. I also think that having money can leave you wanting more of everything. Most of the time I think you could be happier poor than happier rich.
I belive money can make you satisfied and unsatisfied. For example: (in the story "The Neacklace")matilda was unstisfied when she had no money she wanted to be rich just like her friend.After she lost the necklace she had to work for the money and toke her 10 years to pay for it after 10 years shw was satisfied what she had.Because she had really new how to be poor felt like. If u have all the money in the world then u dont want anything because u already have everything.Some people might just be your friend because of your money just like matilda was with mrs.farrister. Then you wont know who is your reall friend or not you wont know who to count on or who to trust. :D
I believe that only a small fraction of satisfaction can be earned by wealth. Referring to "The Necklace", Mrs. Forstier was a rich woman. She was pleased with herself due to her wealth. However, wealthy people in today's society are sometimes not or even never pleased with themselves. This is because of what they think of their social life. Now in this case, social life plays a big role in peoples' satisfaction.
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Madame Loisel wasn't happy without jewels, money, etc.. Although if I was her then I'd be as happy without jewels. Money isn't everything. If I was her and I had a good family and good friends then I'd be happy. Yes it would be nice to have some money but I wouldn't want to have a lot and no friends. If I had to choose between money and my friends, I'd choose my friends.
I didn't mean to put 'as' between be and happy (on the second sentence)
Inn think that if you are happ from your wealth then that is not true happiness.
I would be satisfied with money and all, but money can't always bring you happiness. I feel that Matilda always wanted something. She was never satisfied with what she had. I'd rather have little money with friends and people who care about me rather than be rich and lonely.
I believe that its ok to aim for fame, fortune, etc. With that being said, if you obtain it, don't let it go to your head, like the banker did in the story " The Bet. " Money can only get you so far in life. It can buy you material things, but that's it. If you have an ugly attitude ( conceited ), nobody will won't to be around you. Money can't buy you TRUE, LEGIT happiness, love, or satisfaction. Money can only buy you so much stuff in life, friends included. When the money goes, so do all the "friends", "happiness", and material things. You'll be much more satified and grateful if you work for a paycheck rather than sitting on a couch getting handed everything in life.
I believe that you could achieve satisfaction at the beginning of your wealth. At first, you will be happy that you have wealth. Later on I think that you will realize that money is not everything. There are things more important than money such as family and friends. Some people do not use their wealth wisely. Those people can end up losing all of their wealth because they did not use it wisely. Take the banker for example. At the beginning of the story he was wealthy and satisfied with his life. By the end of the story, the banker had lost most of his money and was no longer satisfied with his life. It was getting close to the time for the banker to give the lawyer the two millions. That was pretty much all the banker had left, and he did not want to give it all to the lawyer. Because the banker thought that money was everything, he went as far as almost killing the lawyer over money.
Whose fault it is or whose more at fault, its more on Mathilde then it is on Madame Forestier. Did Mathilde not gain some trust since they had been friends since their early childhood? Its also on Madame Forestier, how would Mathilde of know that the necklace was fake. Since her wealth caused Mathilde to assume that the necklace was real.
And about the Dudley and Stephens Are they crazy? Eating a human? They should have gave it another week or so how did that cross there mind to eat him he was 17 he had his whole life a head of him. (Oh yeah there the creators of human jerky.)
WHAT DO YOU MEAN MONEY CAN NOT BUY HAPPINESS? You could make other people happy in Africa by donate money.Would that make YOU happy?
Money does not show true happiness Ali
Ali money is not the only thing u need to be happy. thier ia ton of other things that make diffrent people happy.That is why evryone is diffrent and unique.
Thanks kayla see Ali money does not bring true happiness
I think that achieving satisfaction with wealth and money is not right because as you can see in the bet the majority of rich people are coropted by wealth and money. It may not b every ones case br that's the way I see it
I think that money isn't a basic need for life. If it was then everyone would have it. Money and jewelry is nice but if you have a lot of money then most people would be bragging about it and nobody would like them. I would choose to have friends and family that love me instead of a bunch of money who I can't talk to or text. That wouldn't be any fun because they wouldn't talk back. I would totally choose have a little money but not a lot.
Like the story the necklace's main idea I think that all money leads up to is self-ishness, evil, and greed
My personal opinion about the importance of wealth is that it is a very miniscule thing and that it is not very important at all. I mean, as you can see, all it lead to was Madame Loisel being very dissappointed with the fact that she was very poor, and I personally don't think that it is worth getting all bent out of shape about. I mean, lets face it, back then, there were very few rich people. And to top it off, no matter what Loisel's husband did for her, she ALWAYS wanted something else. If she hadn't have borrowed the necklace from Matilda, it would have never been lost, therefore she would have had MORE money. So basically, she became even poorer than she ever was. However, if that hadn't have happened, she would have been ungrateful for her whole life, but since that happened to her, she was much more content with what she had, so it could go either way.
Sorry Mr. Herr I missed spelled (that) at the end of my paragraph.
A part of me is saying that achieving satisfaction by wealth is a minor part of gaining satisfaction, but at the same time money will bring satisfaction until you run out of it. For example, the banker in the bet was so satisfied at the beginning when he had alot of money, but at the end he wasn't satisfied anymore because he was about to be bankrupt.The banker was so scared of being bankrupt that he was fixing to kill the lawyer so he won't become bankrupt. In my opinion the other part of gaining satisfaction is by your family. your family will always be there for you. Even if they die, you will still have them with you. They will always stay with you in your heart. Friends will also count as family too.
I think that being wealthy or having a lot of wealth does achieve satisfaction, but only in the beginnning. At first, you would be very happy to be wealthy, until you realize that wealth isn't everything and that life isn't just about money. Once you use all the money, it is gone, unlike family and friends. Take the banker in the story "The Bet", for example. He took advantage of being wealthy and bet the the lawyer two million dollars, not knowing what life would be like in fifteen years. Life is not only about money, it is also about your family and friends. Without family and friends, your life would be lonely and sad. So, in the end being wealthy does not achieve satisfaction.
I completely agree with Ericka, in the beginning once you become rich or if your were born into a wealthy family everything is great. Once you become older you learn that "friends" are only there because you're wealthy and other hard life lessons. Like the banker in "The Bet" money made him happy but when all the money was gone he had no reason to continue life because before his life revolved about worthless money.
In my opinion I believe that having a lot of wealth doesn't achieve satisfaction. The reason why I believe that is beca , as we know sometimes many people that are wealthy are very stubborn and ignorant. Usually wealthy people do not give and for that people do not like them and they do not have friends. This doesn't achieve satisfaction of course because everyone will not like you. The character in the bet who is the banker had a lot of money, but when he was supposed to pay the lawyer the money the banker was broke. So saying that, since the banker was so used to having money he was dissatisfied. That is why I say that having a lot of wealth does not achieve saticfaction.
I don't think money can buy you real happiness. In the text (The Bet) the banker seems willing to give up 2 millions and the desperate lawyer agrees to sell away 15 years of his life living solitary. Near the end of the story, the lawyer realizes that money can't buy you happiness and decides to break the bet leaving the banker's money untouched. After reading the lawyer's letter, the banker too realizes that money doesn't satisfy and feels guilty for making a stupid bet. As a conclusion, the characters both realize that money is worthless for true happiness. Dilly. :>
I don't think that money can buy you happiness, because what if you had all the money in the world but you were extremely sick? Then obviously the person with all the money is put in a position to where they are not happy. Like in the necklace story she wanted much more than what she already had even though she had more than many other people. But when she felt rich with the necklace on, that just got her in trouble because she lost it. Then once they had payed everyone they were in a worse position then what they started off with. :)
I wll be happy because you get money from doing work and you get a reward which is money or something else free stuff
In my aponion I would be okay with being rich, although I wouldn't mind having just enough money to support my life. I'm actually very happy the way I am now my own money.
I believe that money will give you false satisfaction. Because you can't buy happiness. While wealth can get you earthly things, it won't give you any treasures after life. Also, money can cause greed, like what happened to the old banker. Greed clouded his good judgement and character and he almost killed the lawyer! In my opinion, no matter what the situation is money and wealth will never give you full satisfaction in life.
I believe that acquiring satisfaction from wealth is wrong. There's more to life then material things! you can find joy in your family and friends and God! In the story "the necklace" Matilda was unsatisfied with her life and husband she wanted more, But by the end of the story she knew what hard work was,she was satisfied, and she was grateful of her husband.
I think money make people satified. I think that because money make people happpy also money is like people soul.
When the banker was kind of like branging,if you stay for 15 years i will give you 2 million dollars.At the last min when it was time for the lawyer to leave,the banker really need the money.The lawyer left and the banker got to kep the money he needed.
I think in the necklce the rich friend did that on purpose to teach the matida about wanting more
And instead being thankful she wanted more but she selfish
My beliefs with money would be that you can still have happiness without money. Money can only bring lonelyness and darkness to your life. Greed and hundry is the only thing you can get from money. Money is the thing that ruin almost the world. So, yes i dont think money is important in my life.
I wouldn't be happy all the time when rich. I could spend as much Money as I want and get anything I want. I would be sad that my friends and family wouldn't be as rich or if some kind of tradgity happened. If I was rich I'd help my friends and family out with any money problem and help make the world a better place. I would try not to be as self-centered as Matilda and be more caring.
I totally agree with you ashley
I think its not the money that counts but how you use it.It is important that you don't cherish it all the time.The only thing you need to think about is how you spend it.If someone only cares about money they'll be considered cheapskates or hoggers because they don't care about anything else but money
My belief on happiness and money is that everyone can be happy that is their choice. How they choose to be happy is their buissness. But, in the necklace the way Matilda was only happy was with getting things she thought she needed in life to be happy which was money. Money is a way to be happy but, you don't have to have money in my belief to be happy. Another thing sometimes money can lead to trouble if you get greedy like Matilda with her friends neklace and she had to pay for what she thought was a real dimond necklace. But, she learned how to live woth what she had! So, I dont think money is needed to be happy for SOME PEOPLE.
I would be very satisfied with being rich but I think that most of my friends would probably be using me for the money except the ones I knew before I got rich. I say I would be satisfied and happy but eventually my friends would leave me and I would be lonely like Mrs. Forrestier in the necklace . So, I would rather be poor and have friends like Madam Loisel then to be rich and be lonely.
I don't think my reference was very good so I just want to say Matilda always wanted more and when she got more it was never enough and she could never get out of being poor.
Yes I would be very satisfied If I was rich and wealthy, but to stay in a confinement sell for 15 years wouldn't be worth it. Honesty why would I stay in a jail sell for that long when I can be living my life?
My belief about acheiving satisfaction from wealth is that it is possible. People say you can't buy happiness, but you really can. It just isn't always in it's purest form. If I was rich, I could buy a bunch of games and toys(and anything I really wanted that isn't listed here ;P), and still be happy for a period of time. In "The Bet" the lawyer gave up the bet and lost his chance at 2 millions. Why? Because he thought that he was never going to achieve his happiness on Earth. He believed that money cannot bring you happiness. In his opinion, he was right.
say no money doesn't buy real friends or love and I mean real friends.
This is from "The Bet" :)
I honestly think that money is not a necessity in life but if you think of it it does make life in this generation easier to live. Money is a luxury but it is not true happiness. Yes money is fun but in the end its all not going to matter who has the most money or who lived the most luxurious life but who actually lived life to the fullest with experiences and people that could never be bought with money.
I think that it should not really matter about money at all even when some people get money they think there worth alot but really your not your just like no other person so even if you dont have money your the same person or even if you do your still the same
I belive this has to depend on the person, if one thinks one can not buy happiness they they will not achive happiness with purcasing , they will only be thankful.On the other hand one can buy somethings that bring them joy ,like matildaat the party all she wanted is to whelthy ,and at the party she was happy because of the dress inwhich broght her joy. As for her husband he didnt care for wealth and never was upset. You might say well matilda is greedy , but that is a human charistic and she learned her lesson . So in the end we are all afraid to be alone so it doesnt matter.
I think that money can make a person happy, but it is not needed to find happiness in life. For example, Matilda felt that she could not be happy without the luxuries of being rich, but I believe that she could have been happy with what she had. I think it's mostly about learning to appreciate the little things in life, and not to be greedy and want it all.
I think that it shouldn't matter about being rich and wealthy. It should only matter about what you have that is important to you. Like in the short story "The Necklace" Loisel was happy with what he had and was thankful. He had a home, food, and a wife. Matilda on the other hand was jealous and greedy and thought that only wealth could make her happy. In the end she realized what she had was just enough for her and that she should be happy and thankful for what she had. You do not need a giant mansion and all the riches in the world to be happy. You should be thankful for what you have, not jealous that you didn't get what your best friend has.
i do believe that money will make you happy only for so long because you can not buy happiness.
I think that if you get satisfaction from wealth you don't really get satisfaction at all. And what you have is just fake happiness.
I believe that you cannot achieve satisfaction from wealth, because money cannot make you satisfied, at all. Well maybe some things, but it can't make you happy. For example, in the story "The Bet", the banker was happy at first when he made a deal with the lawyer if he could stay in a confined space for 15 years, but later on, he was guilty for locking him up in there for 15 years. The banker was greedy, and all he wanted was money. I believe TONS of money is not a necessity for life; if you are happy, then you don't need more money.
I'm still not entirely sure what exactly it's asking but my answer to what I think the question is asking is... I think that wealth can make you happy and very happy for that matter. Money can buy you many things. However, money can also cause people to be greedy and self centered if you forget what you used to be without it. If you have millions of dollars people from everywhere ask you for money even when you've never really met them. Even people without money people often become greedy and only think about themselves. Money can't buy you happiness in my opinion. Real happiness anyways. I hope I was able to answer the question in the correct fashion.
That is to me what Matilda wants is money and is already acting like a greedy,self-centured,snob. Not only does she act like that but to me she sucks out other peoples happiness because she can't seem to find her own that much.
I believe you will not achieve satisfaction from wealth. You may be happy, but that happiness is just temporary. Money can't buy happiness, and you won't always have it. If you think about it most people have the necessary things they need in order to live, and they are as happy, maybe even happier, than the people who constantly buy material things. So my conclusion is you don't need money to be happy.
In my opinion wealth is on of the main reasons that the world is going down in chaos, because people believe that if you have money you will be at your happiest(because it can get you the things you desire), although having lots of money will satisfy you for a while when it's gone you will waste away trying to get more.Of course having money can be a good thing but having too much and flaunting it is the problem. People are so materialistic now-a-days that they don't notice the good things in life like having friends or spending time with family.
I believe you can't acheive satisfaction for wealth.Money can't buy happiness.Happiness just last for so long.Some people are happy with what they have.They don't need anything fancy to be happy. For example in the short story ''The Necklace" Matlida was unhappy at the status she was at in the beginning of the story.She thought you needed money to buy happiness.Although at the end of "The Necklace" after the ten years she had to pay off all of the money she was finially satisfied.
I think you can achieve satisfaction with wealth but it comes with a price. Like in the necklace When the main character had the wealthy persons necklace she was happy as could be for that time. Yet for over time it wares off. So you can get satisfaction with money but its not ideal. I personally believe that you can find satisfaction other ways. Such as in the Necklace she could have been satisfied with her life, but she wasn't and that's what got here in trouble.
I agree with you Lucas! :)
I believe that you can't always buy complete happiness with money; only a little bit. In "The Necklace", Matilda spent her whole life wanting more more more. When her husband gave her 400 francs to buy a dress, she still wanted more. WHy did she want more? To show how RICH she was to the other rich people at the party. It's all about self-image, I think. Self-image is what everyone's worried about, back then and today. Matilda didn't want everyone to know she wasn't rich. She wanted her self-image to be one of a rich lady. Also, I agree with Lucas on the fact that it wears off. That happens today also. My little cousin begged for an iPhone; he stopped using it in like a month, because he wanted the iPhone4. No matter what we get, we always want more. Matilda could've been happy with what she had, but she wasn't, and that led to her ten years of payment. She didn't realize that there are things like God, Jesus, Love, Hope, and Friendship. Way more than just money.
I agree with Emily you can't buy complete happiness with money but maybe a little bit. People that are greatful, unlike Matilda are happy with the stuff they have. People like Matilda try to buy they happiness and try to make their problems go away by buying things they don't need, and just to say the have.
I believe that you cannot have a real happines in life with money. I think that it keeps you happy for awhile but not forever because there's so many things you can have you buy everything and then get bord with it. Having a rich life would be amazing but it's not like having real life where when you get something it's amazing to get, it's not when your rich because it doesn't matter.
I would be satisfied with money but not forever. In the bet he thought money brought you happiness. Then it turned out he didn't want the money because he was being foolish. So the point is i wouldn't be happy with money because it won't last forever.
I would be happy from wealth but not forever because you would get bored sense you have everything. In the necklace Matilda thinks she will be happy from wealth. When her husband gives her 400 francs she still not happy and wants more. She loved how everyone at the party thought she was rich and she loved that. So yes you can have happiness from wealth but I do not think it would last.
I think that money can't buy true satisfaction. You may think you are perfectly happy with money, but what if it all goes away? Does that mean that your life is ruined? In The Necklace, Matilda always wanted more than had, even when her husband sacrificed his savings for Matilda's dress. It is okay to be satisfied by wealth, but that shouldn't be all that matters. Other things like friends, family, love, and faith should bring true satisfaction because wealth isn't nearly as important.
I think that to some extent you can gain satisfaction from money, but only temporarily. Mostly though, satisfaction can't be obtained from wealth.And I did Spongebob and Mr. Krabs to ephisize my point.
Money does not buy happines. Money isnt there forever. In the bet the prisoner learned that money isnt the important.All you for happines is love and people to be there for you and will never leave you behind. Happines is when someone loves you with all of their heart. Someone who listens to what you say, also someone catches you before you fall. Someone who can hold your hand while your cold and most of all someone that will kiss you goodnight and love you forever. Thats my view on happines
Like in the neclace, when it said that she was intoxicated at the ball and that came from her feeling and looking rich and paied for her greedyness with ten years of labor.
I belive that matilda was to busy wanting money than actuly geying money.So that would mean that you should not just think about having money instead of going out and geting it.Mr. Herr Im so sorry that I didint respond in time I know that will efect my grade I just wanted to say sorry at first.
Over the years I have developed my beliefs on this situation. To me satisfaction is happiness and contentment in your heart. As you can see Matilda's continuous want for riches only led to trouble. Had she found contentment in her heart she would not have gone to Mrs. Forrestier in search of jewels. It is because of greed like this that people go through life with an unhappy heart. Money is the root of all evil. I saw as I read the necklace that as Matilda searched through the necklaces and jewels put out for her, she was never satisfied. For as you gain riches in life you have this new desire for more and more and you live life without contentment always searching for something to "quench your thirst" for wealth.
Satisfaction can be found by looking at the blessings you HAVE not the wealth which you don't. Those are my beliefs on this question. That is how I stand in this argument.
I think that having a large amout of money will led to greed. After wasting all of your money u can't really buy any thing else. Money never leds to happiness becaus it would led to greed and greed leds to hate.
I believe that you don't recieve satisfaction from wealth because when humans get what they want, they always want more. One time, I told my mom I would never ask for anything else ever if she got me this one book, so she got me the book. Then the next week I wanted the next book in the series. I don't believe you gain satisfaction from wealth because it usually leads to bad things!
I think in todays society that wealth means power, success,and superiority. But wealth does not alway bring satisfaction becuase it does not guaranty a person love and companionship.
I believe that money can make someone happy for a while but after a time they will have gone through every thing they wanted they hav nothing to do with it and it can only go downhill from there
I think you could accomplish satisfaction for a little bit from wealth. But I don't think you could ever be truly happy if you just depend on money. I mean sure you would be happy that you got what you wanted but how long would you be happy?
I forgot to reference "The Necklace". In the story, the necklece made Matilda happy for one night and then caused her pain for ten years of her life.
wealth doesn't necessarily give you satisfaction because it might make the bad guy. When you are wealthy, you might think your popular or powerful. Later on that wealthy person will lose the money for being over confident. For example, in the bet the banker later on lost 2 millions for being too confident.
Wealth can change you for better or for worse. And ive seen people look down on others because they dont have as much money. But its still good to have
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