So money shouldn't be able to buy love, but is that really true? This has always been a topic I've pondered about.
A couple years ago, I traveled to a third world country to help out some less privileged families. A lot of these houses were tin shanties: simple, but clean. I knew poverty, and I knew that these people didn't have much. I had seen pictures, and I had been informed about where exactly I'd be sleeping prior to the trip. I was on board for the trip, though. I took clothes for these people, cookies, and just random "everyday" items.
Although I knew exactly what to expect, nothing in my life has ever compared to that experience. We all know what poverty looks like, and we all know that we don't want it. We try our best just so we can spend a dime on a new iPhone, or maybe on that new pair of heels we saw at the store. I honestly wonder if people really know how privileged they are anymore; just having electricity or a sturdy house is a huge blessing. Prior to this trip, I had never in my life met people who have been so grateful for slightly over sized t-shirts, or a carton of milk - or so polite and graceful!
People are always saying that money doesn't matter when it comes to love, and even before my experience with poverty, I had to disagree. I wasn't sure if I was just being highly vain, spoiled, or a downright terrible human. It seems wrong to think that money would matter, but in the end, I think it's a huge deciding factor. I love the people I met on my trip who lived in that county, but I could never marry one of those people. Now, I think it's obvious that someone of the upper-middle class would not go marry a person in the lower class, but my question is when does money become a deciding factor?
I personally could give up many things to be with someone I think I truly loved and loved me, but when it would come down to compromising my lifestyle completely? I don't know. I read an article that says 30% of divorces in America are because of money related issues.
Does the amount of money your significant other has matter to you, and if so, in what situations?