It;s said that money is evil and that money is the route of all evil. But is that really true? I used to believe so, but then I had a spark of realisation.
Money is Evil — Is Money The Route of All Evil?
For the longest time I have had a problem with money. And when I say for the longest time I mean every day of my life until ten seconds ago. You see, I’m writing this after a surge of inspiration (as I write most of my articles on here). Anyway. . . I have always thought that money is evil, and this thought has affected me entire life. I’ve had trouble asking for money for things, often working for free, making significantly less than I had the potential to, simply because of my obsessive thought that money is evil.y saw through this obsessive thought and was able to see money in a whole new light.
What I’m about to say, for many, will be the biggest “Well, DUH!” statement ever (probably). For others, however, who believe that money is evil, I’d like to ask one simple question. Just put aside, for one moment, the thoughts of big evil money grabbing corporations, of fat cats with sharp claws, of greed and everything else. . . just forget about those A-holes for one sec answer this one question;
“What is the effect of making other, regular people want to spend money?
This is a question I somehow have never thought about until two seconds ago (or two minutes ago no, I guess). And it’s a major question, because ultimately, if you’re making money you’re making it from other people and that implies making other people want to give you money. But I’d never considered this. I’d been so damn preoccupied with thoughts of the 1% versus the 99%, with money obsessed, selfish, greedy, assholes that I had allowed my hatred for them to blind me from one very important trust.
Money motivates people to be productive, to be ambitious, to have goals and to succeed, and those are all hugely important to happiness.
People may be evil. But money never is evil.
Like I said earlier, for some this post will be painful obvious, but I hope that for others it comes as a revelation as it has for me. I’ll give you an example of how my former negative thought affected me and how this new thought will help me.
The idea that money is evil affected me, as a writer, by making it virtually impossible for me to market anything I’ve ever done. I’d create good work, then either not sell it or sell it very cheaply and with no marketing because I was so certain money is evil (like I said, this was a serious problem to me).
Now, however, that I realise that money is not evil and that I’ve been able to see past my negativity, I realise that actually, money is a positive motivator, making people want to succeed, motivating them to be productive, to keep trying, to get up in the morning, to be a a valuable member of society. And now, thanks to this little miracle revelation, I finally realise that if I market something correctly and genuinely make people want it, then I’m making them want to get up, to work, to succeed and to do things that are positive and will actually make them happy.
HA! I cannot believe how much of an eye-opener I’ve just had. Hopefully I’ve shared some of it with you.