Money Can Buy Happiness in College
That’s right, I said it and I meant it.
Money can actually buy happiness depending on how you spend it.
The easiest way I can describe it is not to spend money on materialistic items, but to spend it on experiences. When I say experiences, I mean like concerts, trips, vacations, pro sports games or whatever you think would make you remember that moment for a long time or forever.
See, life is all about making memories, whether you realize it or not, and what better way to make memories than spending your hard earned money on great times and experiences that you can forever look back on as you get older.
Now, I am clearly not one to preach this, but I feel it is necessary as I have come to realize this late in my college career. I like to spend my money on Whataburger and video games all that junk, but since I have read up on this, I guess you could call it a theory.
I have started to put my money into taking trips, going to concerts, going out with friends all that good fun stuff. Honestly, I can say that I have had so much more fun in the last few years of college than I did when I first got here. All that can be attributed to the way I spend my money.
Now granted, the buying experiences part of the theory is never really cheap, but I would happily go broke enjoying myself with my friends, family and girlfriend rather than be stuck in my room glued to the TV.
You know, I think a lot of things that coincide with money and your life can all be related back to your maturity. For instance, you will hit a point in college where you can no longer spend your money as freely as you want to or used to.
This is the point where you grow up and learn to save your money for bigger and better things, or you will stay young and dumb, and possibly go broke. Now that doesn’t go for everyone obviously, but it does help to be smart with your money: you don’t have to go out to everything all the time.
I miss a ton of things on a regular basis because I save up money for bigger and better things. It’s not that you can’t ever spend your money on simple pleasures. But what I’ve saying is spend it wisely on meaningful things.
I know this wasn’t a super-informative blog, but mainly it is for you younger college students. I want you to open your eyes and see the possibilities that await you and the experiences and memories that are just waiting to happen.
All it takes is the right initiative, and that just starts with you. If you don’t believe anything I just told you, then feel free to prove me wrong, but you will find out that when you buy experiences over your materialistic items, your money will go further.