In today's society, when a person speaks of being wealthy, they are usually referring to someone having a rather large amount of money. When you Google search "wealthiest men in the world", people such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are the top hits. But whatever happened to wealth being more than just money, but more along the lines of a loving family and caring friends? A person's wealth is not defined by the amount of money they have saved up in the bank, or how fat their wallet is. Being wealthy is when a person is blessed to have a family that loves and cares about them, with an abundance of friends who feel the same way. Wealth and happiness sort of go arm-in-arm if you think about it. People believe that if you are wealthy, you are happy, which is true depending on if your view on wealth is having a good family. If you really sat down and thought about it, the majority of people's main goal in life is to accumulate as much money as they can in their relatively short existence to be able to provide for their families and to be happy. Money is the key to everything such as, that new, fancy, do-it-all car they "have to have", the newest, fastest phone, it all costs money, yet what personal value does it have? They are just objects of which you waste countless hours of your life occupying yourself with. Heck, some see money as a way to get them a wife, which, sadly, is true these days, as young women go around looking for rich old men to marry, they're only reason being that they will receive the old man's fortune once he passes. People seem to think that the more money they have, the more fun they'll have in life, and the more of a chance they have of being remembered. However, who will possess and pass down all those memories of you and your life to future generations? Family or money? Last time I checked, money could not speak. So what will be more useful as you near the end of your life, money or a compassionate family? When the game of life begins the final home stretch, memory begins to fade, aches and pains are newly discovered every morning as it takes multiple frustrating attempts to climb out of bed, and everything just seems to be going wrong, the support and compassion of your wealth of family and friends is the only antidote. I read a book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, in which the main character, Amir, is born into a rich family. His father is a highly respected man in the Afghan society and money flows into their household. With this abundance of money, Amir has the ability to buy pretty much anything his little heart desires, yet he is still incredibly unhappy. His mother died when he was born, for the most part his father views him as a disappointment, and the rest of his family does not appreciate him. The only time he is truly happy is when he becomes truly wealthy, when he and his father move to America. Upon arriving in the United States, Amir and his father were completely broke. As Amir was more of a grown up now, his father began to respect him and treat him as an equal. He began to show compassion toward Amir and their relationship grew. They immediately began to work in order to support themselves as best they could in their economic situation. They lived in a bus that they also drove around during the day to flea markets to buy items they could then go sell. At one particular flea market Amir meets a woman whom he ends up marrying. When Amir marries this particular woman, he has almost no money, but his wife
Walter Lee placed “money” above family until he declined Karl Linder’s offer to buy back the house, showing his family pride and continuing on the correct path to obtain the American dream. In the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry the main character Walter Lee Younger makes the respectable yet unlikely choice to do what is best for the family and not sell the house. Throughout the play, Walter is somebody who places “money” over family. And, it does not help that the family is expecting…
dream that you could only attain with money? Did you want to fulfill this dream so desperately that you would do anything to accomplish it? In the screenplay A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the Younger family deals with issues and dreams that all relate to money. Walter, a member of the Younger family, has a dream of owning a liquor store. Even though Walter wants to fulfill his dream and live a flawless life, he can’t because he doesn’t have the money that he needs to do so. When he receives…
Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, money is an essential key in the Younger household. For Walter Younger, money is the ticket to being a “man” in Harlem and the solution to any and every problem he may encounter. For Mama, Lena Younger, money is not all it seems. She is willing to use the money she has to maintain peace and happiness in her home.
Walter is desperate for money; he feels that it is the key to everything and the solutions to all of his problems. Money is so important to Walter because…
knowledge that money doesn’t buy happiness. Or does it? The classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun”, by Lorraine Hansberry seems to analysis this idea. The play tells the story of the Youngers, a poor African American family, who are awaiting the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check. This check arouses great tension and conflict within the family. Clearly you can tell that money is a central theme in the plot. Each character has a different idea of what to do with the insurance money as well as different…
out for her family starts to cause a problem with Walter. Walter is Mama’s son who complains about everything and is very self-centered. This story took place around World War II in Chicago Southside and segregation was big. Around this time Mama had inherited $10,000 from her late husband, but Walter wants this money to invest in his liquor store. But since it is Mama’s money she used it to buy a house for her grandson which is in…
lack of money leads to lack of education
• Lack of social mobility
• Born rich, stay rich
• The bigger obelisk, the wealthier you are and longer you lived
• Other countries obelisk aren’t as big but they still live longer
- Less stress
• Excusively focused on rich
• He talks about good and bad
• About being rich
• Difﬁculties of being rich:
- what to do with yourself
- inherited wealth
- How much money to live your children
• Old money is born…
characters react to the lack of money through their behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs which all change throughout the story.
Characters are influenced by other’s opinions causing a change of fundamental beliefs. The young boy, Paul, notices a need in his family. Concerned by the desires for more money, he attempts…
Family Budget Basics
It's not always easy to meet our financial obligations each month, and that's where creating a family budget can help. Nearly every day, we have multiple financial demands placed upon us. Whether it is grocery shopping or paying the monthly electric bill, we're faced with family budget decisions all the time.
It's sometimes difficult to deal with financial planning matters such as family budgeting. There is one more bill to pay, or a big decision needs…
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, portrays the Youngers as a typical African American family in Chicago dealing with the struggles of poverty, the inability to accomplish dreams, and the never-ending relationship conflicts. Walter Lee Younger strives to become the head of the household and hopes to do so by investing all of his father’s insurance money the way he wants. Walter’s insatiable desire to invest in a liquor store causes conflicts for his wife, Ruth, misfortunes for Walter himself…
Children and Finances
This article talks about the importance to parents to teach their children the value of money,money management and guiding them in spending, budgeting and saving money.
One example is to show kids the value of money at an early age by teaching them to bargain shop and collect coupons. Parents should make the importance of the sacrifices that go into planning the family budget and expenses.
Another example is to engage children in a good budget,credit and tax management practices…