Money is the most important factor for achieving happiness

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that money is the most important factor for achieving happiness. However, others believe that happiness has nothing to do with money.

Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and examples.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
Money is the most crucial matter in everyday life. To lead a comfortable life it is important to have money to pay for our food, house, education, and so on. It seems that many can bring everything we want, even happiness. But the connection between money and happiness is always one of the most delicate, most interesting, and most sensitive issues that has sparked a heated debate. Money can bring everything, yet nothing can be brought by it.

Money is the second god in this material world that you are endowed with everything by it. People who have enough money they may feel happier since they have no worry to be hungry, their children will go sophisticated schools, their diseases can be cured, they can maintain a cozy lifestyle without having tension about cash and their lives will be easy going. This seems simple equation. But things are not simple that reality says different things. In practical, rich people are always chasing for money and eventually they confine to an insatiable thrust for money. Consequently, they always keep themselves busy in making money resulting in scarcity of time.  They can give their children whatever they like, but they cannot spend a happy moment together with their family due to their busy schedule. Receiving gifts, the child may be happy, but at the same time, he still misses his beloved father. Money can buy many things, but the happiness from it is relative. Money will buy you a beautiful bungalow, nice bed, delicious food, and latest model car. What money will not buy you is sleep, authentic recreation, taste of food and so forth.

However, happiness is something different, something that comes from within you. It is a mental state of feeling content, fortunate and luck. Many things, in this world, can make you happy cost nothing. Friends and family, love affairs are all priceless. A very good example here is love. Love is one of those free objects in our lives that costs nothing but simply brings boundless happiness for us. I have been in a relationship for a year now and it has been the best experience of happiness that I have ever had. I would not trade the happiness for all the money in the world. Conversely, we eat together at restaurant, watch movies, and go for long drive for that need money. That is to say the time we spend together has cost. In this instance, money is not the condition of love but just makes things easy to happen. However, all that I want to contend that is happiness is the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions. Without happiness in life, everything turns into worthless whether it is money or something else is more valuable than money.

To conclude, in today’s materialistic world we have need money to survive. But what we need to keep in mind that is we have many other important things to be achieved in accordance with money. To lead a happy life, one should combine the main things in one single life.