Monday, January 19, 2009

Money Matters

There were times when I wished that money didn’t exist. I believe that money is the root of all evil. People get really twisted up over money. Families are torn apart, people are physically attacked, and people pretend to like you because of money (when they know they really don’t). There is definitely a separation of class in this society too. Some people have it, and some people don’t. And the ones that don’t have it may spend their whole lives searching for happiness in the almighty dollar; while the people that have it never find happiness because they know nothing else besides the dollar. What’s that cliché again…Mo’ money, mo’ problems.

Frank Hanna stated so eloquently that “money makes the economy run more efficiently.” This is true, Frank Hanna. Money is needed for the economy to work efficiently. People need money to live a content life. But where does the need for money spiral out of control? Frank Hanna continues, “…any unhealthy appetite can hurt us, including an unhealthy appetite for money.” Once again, another true statement, Frank.

It sickens me—the way people are attached to money. It’s just money. You can’t take it with you. Why not live off of happiness and self content? I am by no means financially rich. However, I am rich in humility and spirit. No one can take away the wealth of my spirit.

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