When you are poor, money is everything.
Without money, you can do and have, nothing.
Long gone are the days of the best things in life are free, if that was ever true.
Enough money buys you freedom, well-being and health and can give you a future to look forward to.
People who have enough income will tell you money is not everything because they have enough money to take care of themselves and enjoy life. They don’t understand that without enough money, life is just survival. A great deal of what makes life enjoyable are the things you must pay for; vacations, experience, education, dining out, etc. Even the simplest things, like a walk, requires comfortable shoes; going out for a coffee with friends requires transportation and money to purchase a beverage. You can’t even go to a museum or a gallery without a fee. Or enjoy an ice cream cone.
Anybody who does not have enough money knows that thriving is a whole lot better than surviving. People who have money do not know what it is like to just survive.
Misery is nickel and diming your whole life because you have to and have zero money for anything beyond the bare necessities.