5. Money means differently for different people
The idea of money has been around since humans walked the earth. For centuries, its representation has continuously evolved. Despite such changes, one thing about it has remained the same up to this day – its significance in everyday life.
While people value money because of its many uses, not everyone looks at it through the same lens. For some, it means power and security. For others, it implies respect.
Others simply regard it as a tool that facilitates transactions. While they consider it important, it’s not everything for them. In sum, people view money differently, and these varying perspectives are shaped by personal circumstances.
There’s no denying that money is beneficial in many ways. We need to pay our bills and provide for our families. However, research points out that there is a limit to the amount of money the human brain can handle. According to a widely cited study, emotional well-being levels improve as salary increases but only up to P1.5 million ($75,000). Beyond that, one’s happiness and contentment levels plateau.