Horrid. Like the previous review said, it is just a lesson you are taught at a very early age in this modern culture. I could not bare to read this book. I suffered through thinking it would become better. It did not. I can tell why mostly everyone loves it so much and that is because of how everything and everyone gets tied back into the story in the end. Overall it was an awful strung out story that is learned at a fairly young age. 400+ pages to tell you money doesn't buy happiness is excessive. Dickens failed.