What is with nihilistic people being unable to believe that people can value love over monetary gain? Never understood that and the only thing I do understand is they live a rather sad life.
I've been poor most of my child-teenage life, living in rundown apartments [with the heater that was always on during the summer but never on in the winter] crawling with cockroachs and bum fights down the road [no joke, one time, there was even a big thing because there were like twenty of them fighting in the street because it got out of control of the condemned ones down the road] living off of hotdogs and mac n cheese pretty much every day.
Then as a young adult [around 20ish], when my roommate was diagnosed with leukemia and couldn't work, I know what it is like to work two jobs and do nothing but sleep and work just to pay the bills. Now I live pretty comfortably in a new house in a new neighborhood.
So... I know what it is like and love is far, far more valuable. Even now while I know that apartment and townhouses of my childhood were crap, I have fond memories of them because of my family who I loved.
They're both important. Money can't hold you when you cry and it won't ever remember your birthday or that song you love so much. But love doesn't pay the bills or make you any less hungry when you have nothing to eat.
I definitely value people over things, and spending time over spending money though.
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