The obvious answer is: yes, of course. Wealth can be seen to take away many restrictions in life, as it means that anything in the world that has a price tag on can be owned by you. The entire family can then live a better lifestyle, which theoretically means that they will be happier and enjoy an easier life (and don’t people marry to be happy for the rest of their lives?). Having the cushion of a mass of wealth beneath you also takes away many worries, such as of bills or unexpected payments that may arise. All in all, it theoretically means a much better life, hence why the lottery exists and why most people in the world dream of having more money.
There is the saying that money can’t buy love. I sometimes question this statement when I look at celebrities getting married, footballers especially. Another question that arises is: if the factor of money was not involved, would the couple still be together? Therefore what I am trying to figure out is whether the marriage is due to true love, or whether it is just for the benefit of being able to live a better lifestyle. Some marriages that are for attention or money are obvious and usually end up in a divorce, but can money really hold a relationship together for the rest of a person’s life? Can they live the rest of their life with a person they might not particularly like and pretend to like them for a lifetime? I don’t think any sum of money is worth spending the rest of my life as a lie, and even if I tried to, I think eventually I would crack and the truth would become exposed. However, for a celebrity I realise that sometimes a divorce isn’t as easy as it may seem. If a celebrity divorces, the media will immediately be all over both their lives and they may become scrutinised by the community for the rest of their lives. This means that if a couple were to marry due to wealth, it could just end up being a one way ticket to trouble.
Of course, I think it is possible to marry someone who is wealthy and to truly love them, but I don’t think it is possible to marry someone based on their wealth and to truly love them. This is because I think true love can’t involve anything that can be seen and, as cliché as this is, it really is the inside that counts. But maybe wealth can sometimes convince a person to think that they truly are in love, and it can blind them from any negative characteristics, in the same way love can blind someone. After all, sometimes it only takes a couple of million pounds to keep a marriage intact.