Money is one of the most important thing nowadays as they are the medium for us to gain something in this world such as clothes, food, shelter and even going to the toilet. However, people who earn a lot of money are not the only ones who are successful. My reasons are based on the meaning of success and the time consumed to gain the money.
The term ‘only’ really critical in the claim. Because not everyone has to gain a lot of money in order to be successful. Actually, it depends on what success means for an individual. For instance, some people might want to travel the world but it is not necessary for them to have a lot of money. Of course one way to achieve that is by having a lot of money so you can buy tickets and travel via paid transportation. However,they still can travel the world without money hitch-hiking or working for tourist agencies. Plus, Albert Einstein is still considered as one of the most successful scientist as his contributions in creating the Theory of Relativity remain valid until this time. Therefore, Being successful has nothing to do with earning a lot of money.
Next, in order to earn a lot of money, people have to work hard and most of the time is used to generate money. At a point that they might loss sight of their current health. Eventually, eventhough they gain a lot of money, they fall sick. What is the point of being rich if they cannot enjoy what they have gained. Hence, in my opinion, successful people are those who take a good care of their health and enjoy the time that they have with people around him. Similarly, time has the same value of health which is impeccable as we will never attain them back when they are gone. Thus, people who are successful are people who make the most of the time.
In short, getting a huge amount of money is not the only thing that make people become successful. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it is not the years in your life that counts but the life in your years”. From the sayings, we should not make most of the time only for generating money so that we would not regret the time that would not return.