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Money Doesn't Bring Happiness

  • Date Submitted: 02/26/2014 05:04 AM
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It's a story about Harry Pinkford, a very rich man who had everything that other people just could dream about, but he also had an awful character. He was very mean and selfish that was the reason why he was alone - without a wife, friends and family. Harry enjoyed his life, but one day he began to realize that anything that he had didn't bring him happiness, and it was high time to change his life. He tried to find an explanation of his loneliness and unhappiness, but couldn't. He was walking across the streets and was thinking about his life when he saw a poor man who was singing and playing the guitar for money. The song was about love, happiness and wonderful life that God gave us. This man was singing with wide and cheerful smile on his face. When he ended, Harry sat next to him and asked "Why are you smiling? You are so poor that you need to earn money such way, so I can't understand your cheer." The man smiled again and replied "But why should I be sad? Yes, I haven't much money, but I have lots of other things that make me happy - united family, good friends and my job. Besides, I can   earn money with my favorite hobby and I hope that one day I will be a famous musician and composer. And so, if you really think that only wealthy people can smile and be pleased with their lives why are you so sad?" Harry didn't know what to say, he was thinking about the words of the man, and he made a decision that money is the main reason of his troubles and a crazy idea made up his mind - he decided to give all his money to this man. The poor man was shocked and couldn't believe in it. He thought that it was a joke and didn't want to agree, but Harry persuaded him. So, it was the day when lives of both men changed completely. But unfortunately it didn't bring Harry the happiness that he had expected. He became even more selfish, angry and mean than he had been before. Nobody couldn't suffer him, so he was alone again, and he didn't find a job that give him a pleasure, and...


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