Money is the root of all evil and most of the good

I have been attending my politics class lecture and may I say that missing it last semester was definitely a boo for me. Oh well. But now that lessons learned I am motivated more than ever to attend this class.

One of our discussions the last time was how consumerism is the answer. After the 9/11 incident President Bush (he was the president at the time) encouraged the people to go out. But not only to go out but to go out and do some… SHOPPING. Yes he said :


And if you well know me, well, I little kind of like the idea. I actually LOVE the idea. Only if I were filthy rich, I would literally shop every day of my life. But no, God didn’t allow that. It is not my destiny. Anyway, going back, consumerism is one of the things that are part of our lives. Who does not buy anything? Nothing is for free and we all work and live for consumerism. I am not trying to contradict the religious beliefs because I certainly know that God provides – and I am a believer — but we need to help ourselves too in order to follow the rules of this Earth — that being consumerism.

They say that money can’t buy you happiness but money can certainly buy you a lot of things. Imagine if I had money I can go back home and nurse my dying grandmother. But no, I don’t have the money to buy that ticket that eventually can buy me happiness of seeing her one last time or say that ticket which would allow me to see my boyfriend and my friends whom I have not seen for a very long time now. Or maybe the money that can provide the homeless shelter. The money that can send kids to school. The money that can help the sick, the poor and the needy. Money may be the root of all evil and it is something that we say destroys many lives but who created it? Was not it men in the first place?

So before we curse money and all its evil vibes let us pause for a while and think if it is the money that is the source of that evil or maybe how it is being used in our time of modernity and social evolution. As far as I know money bought me a lot of things and most of the good times in my life money allowed it to happen. Yes, it became a part of the process of me being happy but not the entirety of my being.


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