Most, if not all, people would love to have a large amount of money
dropped into their laps. They say this because they feel that money can
solve almost all their problems and worries. However, while it may be true
that having money can take care of your basic needs like food and a place
to stay, having too much money is bad for your body and your soul.
Firstly, having too much money can lead to a
values. Becoming rich can make a person proud and arrogant. The rich
can afford flashy cars, branded clothing, and jewellery. They always look
well-groomed and so they become vain and proud. Putting too much
value on material things makes a person shallow and uninteresting. They
think highly of themselves and look down on others who struggle to
make ends meet. In addition, the rich are used to solving their problems
with money and they can no longer tell right from wrong. They begin to
think that whatever they do is right. Hence, having too much money can
change your personality, destroy your moral values and make you an
Secondly, being very wealthy can affect relationships. A wealthy
man will attract insincere people who try to befriend them for personal
gain. This leads to suspicion and mistrust of others which can affect
relationships with family and friends. A rich man can end up being quite
lonely as he does not know who his true friends are. Having too much
money can destroy relationships and lead to loneliness. In other words,
too much wealth may lead to unhappiness.
Besides that, having too much money can lead to poor health and
an early grave. We know that the wealthy can afford to eat good food
regularly. There is nothing to stop someone who has the means from
indulging in whatever he likes, be it exotic meats or expensive sweets.
Unless he is disciplined and health-conscious, a rich man is likely to
eat too much rich food which may harm his body. Coupled with lack of
exercise due to his being driven everywhere and having everything done
for him, he is likely to develop some critical illnesses such as heart
problems and high blood pressure.
In conclusion, since having too much money has such serious
negative effects, it is quite obvious that having too much money is a bad
thing. Nevertheless, the same is true of having too little money, which is
the reason why we should aim to simply have enough, and be thankful
for what we have.