The Color of Money
Are you Dead-Broke, or Dying to Spend?
The Money Tree
Money, Money, Money. We all want it. After all, it can be the most essential item necessary for our comfort and survival. I know when many of us open our wallets, “We whine…Why, oh Why?” How about you? When counting your monthly bills, do you cry like you were peeling onions? “Money is a facilitator. “ It helps us get what we want and need. Unfortunately, those without money will kill for it. Some will steal for it. Others take life-risking shortcuts to get rich quickly. Some will even marry the wrong person for it. Others even divorce the right person for it.
The Barter System
Years ago, people exchanged services instead of money. Each of us has a talent for making products others need. This is still true. It is called the Barter System. Many, like fishermen, face dangerous working conditions for money. Police officers and firefighters never know if they are coming home. We have over the years evolved as civilizations that barter.
Is Money the Root of All Evil?
Many of us don’t trust science or the Bible. Others think, “Money is the root of all evil and their theory has nothing to do with religion. Yet, we all have the brains to make life and death decisions, believers or not. We all must have the courage to barter our uniqueness, to have our dreams fulfilled, and our needs met.
Behavior is Hard to Teach
I imagine most of us just need a home-cooked meal and grandma’s arms to wrap them in love and self-worth like in the old days. But, unfortunately, not all of us are happy with our lives. We all are facing forces we have little control over. Many are now homeless because of the fires and flooding. We, humans, are facing extinction unless we change our behavior. Changing our neglectful behavior will hopefully save the human race. But, of course, it is true the more we make, the more we spend. Can you loosen your grip on your wealth to help others?
The Psychology of Money
Most of us do not make financial decisions
- How much do you spend on housing?
- What gym did you go to?
- Can you exercise at home?
- How much do you save from each pay-day check?
Too many people spend money they have worked hard to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. To really achieve happiness and freedom from poverty, we must first achieve a thorough understanding of money and how to use it.