Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What $680 Can & Cannot Buy

Two events happened today that made me think about what money can and cannot buy.


For one, I managed to get a nice set of window grilles for my house. It is now a much safer home for my little one as I have always been worried that he would push a chair to the side of the window and climb out too far. With the window grilles now in place, the whole house feels SO MUCH SAFER. I feel much more at ease to let the little one roam about the different rooms and don't have to worry too much about him.

The window grilles cost me $680 and I must say it was a pretty standard price as I asked around for a few quotations and all of them came back with the same quote of $5.50 per square foot of window grilles. Oh well, I guess I can only say that it is money well spent.


On the other hand, the little one also got a bit sick and he was a bit grumpy at night. And I realised that all the money in the world will not be able to make my little one feeling well right away. At the end of the day, it will be his own immune system that will have to fight back and make him feel better.

So money can't buy you everything. It cannot buy you health.


  1. When we are young, we spent our health to build more and more wealth; but, when we are old we spent our wealth to restore health. Does it make any sense?

  2. Agreed. It is important to enjoy our health while we can because our health will just get worse and worse over the years.


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