It seems like that for nearly everything in life there is an old adage, proverb or clichéd saying that is meant to be adhered to. Two wrongs don’t make a right, the pen is mightier than the sword, don’t eat the yellow snow – These are but a few of the famous sayings and bits of advice we hear over the years. For the most part, they provide sound, if sometimes obvious, advice as we make our way through life. Then of course, there are the other sayings that may sound like they are providing advice but to some it comes off as more of a challenge. For instance, we’ve all heard the lines that that money can’t buy happiness, money can’t buy love and the more money you have the more problems you’ll face. It’s quite possible these aren’t as true as we’ve been led to believe.
You can’t buy everything – that’s a rather generic statement that many people hear at some point in their life. Life, fame, friends, love and happiness are all items which we are repeatedly told can’t be bought, no matter how much money you have. Is that true? While friendship, love and happiness are very subjective issues whose definition varies from person to person, to varying degrees it turns out that you can buy all of these things. Ahead you’ll see a variety of things that were once thought of as unattainable to ‘normal’ people. From video game and movie-inspired fantasies to the ability to run faster and jump higher, it turns out a lot of the stuff you thought couldn’t be purchased can be.