Money, money, money!!! Gotta have it. Can’t live without it. I guess that holds true today as much as it has throughout history. People are always pursuing and accumulating ( or at least trying ) money. Songs are sung about it… movies are made about it… books are written about it. And why? Well ya Dummy! Just try to go somewhere, do something, or eat without it!!! Thanks for the answer. That’s not what I meant by asking why. Why the pursuit, why the fixation, why the whatever it takes to gather as much as we can? Remember, the phrase from the bible… Money is the root of all evil. It actually is the love of money that is bad. At what expense are we willing to go to to satisfy our “craving” for money. Let me explain. I know we all need money to a certain degree, to live, eat, travel, take care of the family, etc. I don’t believe one bit that money is bad. Money is a tool, an object, a means to an end, whatever that end might be. And I believe and am grateful that we live in a society where we are not limited to the amount we can make. If limits are put on income, than that is Socialism, dare I say, and that is bad. That takes incentive away to do better. The only true limits are the ones we put on ourselves. Hell, I wanna make as much money as I can, but not for selfish reasons.
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Thanks… sometimes I run off at the mouth. Anyway, back to the title of today’s Blog. At what cost are we willing to accumulate money? I’m old fashion. I still believe there is right and wrong in the world. Good and evil. And there is right and wrong in your pursuit of money, too. To paraphrase a friend of mine, ‘ Money just makes you more of what you already are… if you’re a good person, money will make you a great person, if you’re a jerk…well… You figure the rest of that sentence out. So, which are you? The Bugs Bunny cartoon episode comes to mind when Daffy Duck and Bugs find the Magic lamp and Daffy disregards the “rules” of the lamp. And the Genie of the lamp appears and says… Duck, you have desecrated the spirit of the lamp… prepare to accept the consequences! To which Daffy replies… Consequences, Schmonsequences… as long as I’m rich!!! Now Daffy had a total disregard for the rules ( right and wrong). And there are consequences for wrong. And don’t think there isn’t. There needs to be a balance in what you do. If not, there is a price to pay. Whether it’s your health, your relationships, your character or all of the above. Don’t let money rule your life. Go out and do good with it. Help someone, give to a good cause, feed the hungry. That’s what money can do. When we take our eyes off of ourselves good things often happen. So if it’s money you want, want it for the good you can do with it… not for what you can gain from it. You’ll have a much happier, healthier life!
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
May all your cookies have good fortunes!