People always say that “the best things in life are free.” It is usually followed by things like friends and family. In reality, the best things really aren’t free like people say. Here are 5 really great things that you have to pay for:
1. Food: Very obviously one of the greatest things in the world. If food was free it would solve some pretty major world hunger problems. Even though we usually pay a good amount for our food, it is one of the best things in life that you have to pay for since we certainly wouldn’t be doing too well without it.
2. Clothing: Can you imagine if you were allowed to walk around freely with no clothing on? Yeah, it would be great and all, but think of all the people you’ve seen today. I can guarantee you there are some people you are very happy are clothed; like your parents and grandparents.
3. Education: Having an education is one of the best things in the world. I am currently in college and not only do I love school, I am also extremely excited to graduate and enter the real world. Some people do not realize how useful an education is in the long run. Though I take out a few thousand dollars in loans each semester to pay for school, I think it is completely worth the money in the long run. Being educated is a very special thing and not many people realize that until it is too late. You can be street smart, but having a good education is what is going to get you places in life.
4. Ice cream: Okay, you can say that ice cream may fall under the “food” category, but I think it deserves its own. There are so many different types of this frozen deliciousness that it can turn any bad day around! You’ve got ice cream, ice pops, push pops, dip n’ dots, the list can go on and on. Whether you are lactose intolerant or not, chances are you will eat any form of ice cream any chance you get.
5. Lights/electricity: Recently in one of my journalism classes at school, the professor had us listen to an interview of a woman getting lights for the first time in her home in Peru. She had said something about wanting a light in the closet so her daughters can see when they are picking out something to wear to school in the morning. I then realized how hard it would be to get dressed in the dark since every morning I get up and flip the light switch and there is always light. I never second guess that the lights may not turn on. It is such a convenient thing to have, yet so many places all over the world don’t have it.