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Does money bring happiness?

“Beauty is only skin deep.”

This universal saying is meant to ease stress some women experience when dealing with everyday pressure to be “perfect” by media standards. So many cases of women starving themselves thin, or re-constructing themselves with surgery to achieve their definition of beauty, we see this daily and completely forget men face unrealistic standards also…

I recently received an e-mail with a link  http://www.seattle20.com/blog/Hey-Guys-It-s-Totally-Okay-If-You-Don-t-Get-Rich.aspx# to an awesome article about a source of pressure men deal with silently.  Successful men are associated with wealth and women. Check out any show or music video on popular channels on television and what do you most often see men doing??? Surrounded by beautiful women, dressed in labels, driving a new shiny car, hardly working but somehow filthy rich… Money talks, but it does not buy happiness. How many men do you know who strive to be entrepreneurs? Talk about great achievements they want to accomplish, and worry about bringing a paycheck sufficient for themselves and their families? When you’re a man you’re automatically expected to work hard and achieve a fortune, but that’s easier said than done.  Especially with our ever changing economy. How many stories have you heard of men loosing their job and and the pressure they dealt with after? This sad reality is shadowed by the fact so many men ” wanna be billionaires so freakin bad” they’ll do anything to attain it, even if the stress of getting there leaves them with nothing.

I’m not saying women don’t face pressure to be successful also, of course wanting a good career and climbing the corporate ladder is a universal goal shared by men and women alike. But most women aim for this to feel satisfied and accomplished with themselves , or to pay bills, not necessarily to get very rich. When you’re the man of the house sometimes satisfaction is put aside to worry about bills and ways to increase income, especially when children are in the picture. Men shouldn’t feel pressured to only think about lots of money and worry more about time spent with loved ones, but is this really possible when we live in a society driven by money…