A Price to be Paid. This essay is about the prices we pay for everyday things. The price of love and the need for possesions

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A Price to be Paid

As the cliché goes, the best things in life are free. However, most people would debate the merit of this old saying. Whether you are buying yourself a suitable lifestyle or considering matters of the heart, a price just may be paid even if the payment is not a dollar amount.

Some people may believe that the best things in life are material possessions, but everyone knows that they are not free. They come at a price, and sometimes this price can be high, too high. A person may spend every penny he owns on collecting wonderful classic automobiles, only to realize that his efforts were in vain, and his cars give him no pleasure because he has no one to share them with. Or, perhaps, he finds himself so far in debt that there is no possible way to get out. Many people suffer from debt.

Though it is safe to say many more people have suffered a broken heart.

You cannot buy a person's love, although several have tried, but a high price is often paid for that love. Women and men alike pay for their children's lives, for the chance to raise a family. They either spend their lives working to have the means to raise them, or they sacrifice the dreams they had in order be with them. Yet, the best things in life are free, but what price have we really paid for the love of a family?

Women and men also pay a price for romance, much in the same way as that of having children. Maybe they sacrifice dreams of careers or higher education, or of finding the perfect mate. No matter what the sacrifice is, they must pay something for what they want. Jennifer Lopez sang a...