Why I disagree with Money Haters.

in #money6 years ago

I have heard from many people countless times on why money isn't everything. They argue that money is the root of all evil and when one
decides to make it their target in life, they end up loosing themselves. Based on these assumptions they confidently conclude that Money
is not everything.

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Before I share my thought on this subject, let me share with you my beloved reader, a true life story of a man called Java.

Java, just like countless unemployed graduates,believed that it was foolish to chase after money which was true. He was the elder of two
children. His father was no more and his mother did all she could to support her two children by giving them access to education.
Java's sister, the second child was yet to complete senior high when a tragic incident occured. He got a call from the regional
hospital one day as he had closed from his national service job. He was told an amount of GHS 200 ($50) was going to be needed to buy
drugs for his mom who had been hospitalised. He was asked because he was the closest and only family member who had some sort of
work doing at the time.(For those who don't know, the national service job is massively one of the most common and underpaying jobs
in our country).

Java, being the eldest at that time decided to put together the little he could. It wasn't enough so he decided to borrow from friends.
Friends weren't of help so he turned to collegues at work who also turned out to be a disappointment. At this moment, all he could do
was cry and according to him,he tried very hard not to.To him,it made no sense for his mom to be in that state and all that it would take
to cure her was an amount so small and yet wasn't available at the moment. He decided not to give up and started calling pratically everyone
in his contact who he hadn't called yet.Luckly, an old school buddy of his was able to come to his aid and a few weeks later,his mother was

Java vowed never to be in a similar situation again. He found himself a network marketting company which today,3 years after the incident pays him
more than $30k every month. He has bought his mom a house, a car and employed people to care for her mothers needs. His sister is currently studying
medcine at the University of Ghana and all her fees are taken care of by him.

Now my thoughts

I think people don't hate money or are lazy, they have no reason to plan for it since most of them believe they will die without it. Now Java has enough to
take care of more than 15 families every year and still have some left for whatever he pleases.

Until you have been in a situation like Java's, I don't think anyone can change your negative beliefs towards money. Try telling your
kid who needs money for cancer treatment that money isn't everything.Try buying food or pay bills of your family with your empty pockets.

No matter how evil money is, never think being poor is worth it. Instead of hating which if done continuously becomes a habbit,swallow your
pride and learn the ways of the rich.

Someone is enjoying shade today because of the tree someone else planted years ago.


"So you think that money is the root of all evil? . . . Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor — your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions — and you’ll learn that man’s mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made — before it can be looted or mooched — made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced."

Ayn Rand, For the New Intellectual, 88

@kwakumax hello 👋 sir,,, You are right, our life is very difficult, if you look at one side, everything in our life is money, if you have money, 90% of life will be solved, and if you look at the other side, your life will be worth your money zero 0⃣ ,,,, I liked your post very much, especially like the story of Java much like me, we all will wait a lot more beautiful in the coming days @kwakumax

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@kwakumax I think in today's generation we can't leave without money a single day just because of everything and everyone is money.

I jokingly tell my husband that I married him for his money, I just didn't pay attention. (It's funny cuz we're poor as hell)

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Today's life money is so important for everyone to survive in this world. But Real happines is not buying lots of money....
Man made money, but money made him mad.

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