The best things in life are free

by Rebecca A. Watson on October 3, 2007

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October 2, 2007 – Tuesday

“I give you all my money/Tell me what more can I do?”–Eric Clapton

Sometimes you gotta wonder what the hell people are thinking. I’m not trying to offend anyone here, but I have to vent. Why do certain individuals think that money is all that matters?

Everyone wants security. It’s in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for goodness sake. But there are some who think that security (financially or otherwise) should really be the only thing that attracts another of the opposite sex. I disagree. It might be that evolution has taught us that in order to raise children we must have security, but is that really what we’re looking for? I would hope that there is more to the equation.

Isn’t it about happiness? What about laughter? And satisfaction? I would argue that there are few relationships based on furthering our species–I won’t say much about that except that parenting should require a license, much like driving a car.

Where do satisfaction, laughter and happiness come from? It certainly depends on how you define those things, but I would argue that they come from companionship, friendship and shared experiences. They might not make us feel secure constantly, but who knows what will happen tomorrow? How can we ever understand security? Life is uncertain, but I do know that I can understand happiness in any language.

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