Ever since you were little you were taught the importance of money. You were taught to save it, to spend it wisely. You were taught that it can get you pretty much anything. Then as you grew older you were trained to get more of that magic paper that gets you stuff. You were taught that certain skills are worth more so you were taught how to develop them. You studied hard, wrote your tests all to land a good job that pays because everyone told you, “At the end of the day, it’s all about the money”. Why? Well obviously because money makes the world go round; or so we have come to believe, or so everyone would have us belief. Now I’ve got a question, is this all life has become? A race to collect as much magic paper as you can before you die? Is this all? Does money really make the world go round?
Is Money Bad?
I realize that this question has been asked before and I admit it is a bit idealistic and unrealistic. Personally I don’t think money is bad, or having money is bad, I’ve got absolutely nothing against money or having money. Money is not bad and having money is not a bad thing. It is actually a much better system than trading livestock. The problem is not money; the problem is OBSESSION with money. And even more so when it is combined with impatience. Because that’s when either of two things can happen
- You become willing enough to do anything it takes and end up warping your moral compass in the process
- You become willing enough to do anything and someone with a warped moral compass goads you into poverty.
So what Now?
I would suppose it is now time to take a stand and realize where you stand. To set your priorities straight and start walking towards what is right. Keep your eyes on what truly matters. Once again I am not saying that stop bothering about money and your expenses altogether. That would be a little too careless. What I am saying is stop obsessing over it. Stop worrying yourself into the hospital over it. You know why? Because there is someone who is actually looking out for you and all he needs you to do is trust him,
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet the heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
The choice however is all yours. Are you going to trust your heavenly father or are you going to keep running behind the magic paper? The world will continue to tell you that ‘Money makes the world go round’ and well to an extent they are right. But ultimately the real question is ‘does money make your world go round?’