To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it.”- Gilbert Chesterton
Since childhood we are made to believe that money corrupts. We are told that whatever we do we must not forget our principles in life and the last thing we should compromise on is our culture and values, at least when it comes to money. So is having money or wanting money bad? Does money really corrupt?
Have you ever smelt the new currency notes out of a cash machine? They look clean, the colors appear vibrant and they smell so good. Now imagine having bundles of such notes in your bank. What would it make you feel? If you ask me, it would make me feel happy and secure. It would give me the ability to buy what I want and when I want. Now if the cash machine gave you unclean, used and dirty looking notes would your feeling towards money change? I doubt. My principle is that if there is something that makes you happy and secure, it can’t be bad. The means to receiving money may be good or bad. However money is not bad.
Money can solve a lot of problems. It can feed the hungry, cure the ailing, school the uneducated and give more opportunities to the deserving. I have heard things to the contrary too. Things like money can buy food but not hunger, it can buy sex but not love, money cant buy happiness etc etc. It’s good to be an idealist however the real world runs on money. Why should we tell our children that money corrupts, people with money must have done something real bad to earn it or money will make you immoral.
Lets face it. Money is good, money is sexy, it makes us feel good, it makes us feel happy and most of all secure. To lead a happy and fulfilling life you also need money. Love and family are very important too. Don’t get me wrong there. To enjoy all that life has to offer one needs money. Ask yourself, don’t you want to take a vacation every six months with your family, don’t you want to give the best of everything to your children, don’t you want to help members of your family in need, don’t you want to wear the best clothes, live in your dream home, travel to the most exotic locations with your family. We all have the same needs, we want the best of everything and we limit our dreams based on our current circumstances. I remember one of my friends telling me that she never wishes for things she can’t afford and on the other hand she says she wants to be financially secure and independent. It’s important to dream, to wish for things that you really want to experience. It is also important to know that you will get what you want. You just need to have faith.
How we handle money is also as important as how we earn it. This is where ethics and morals come into play. All I have to say to that is that the law of attraction is working all the time. So what you do or what you think is what you will end up attracting. So good luck with that. To sum it up, I would just like to say that whatever may be the color of money, it sure has the ability to brighten lives the way nothing else can.
“It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy, it’s only necessary to be rich.” – Alan Alda