Money, the root of all evil?


It is said, the love of money is the root of all evil. Don’t get it twisted, having value for money is different from having love for money, even the bible confirms that.

I am not saying that money is bad, money can be a good thing but who’s really in control?

It is a bare fact, that humanity is mostly driven by money (Materialism). Their desire to acquire becomes the whole goal of their lives.

This drive to always want more is based on the misconceptions that having more will make me happier, more important and command more respect but all three ideas are untrue.

Possessions only provide temporary happiness because wealth can be lost instantly through a variety of uncontrollable factors.

Money means different things to different people but the ideas are the same – which is to spend and invest.

Money is a means of exchange that we as a society all agree on. That is why Louisa May Alcott stated that, “Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we as a Society cannot get on without it.”

We must understand that money is something that is not real but created first in the mind, and comes to realisation through hard work, determination and focus.

You make money by thinking big and having creative ideas; not by cutting corners or dubious ways and that is why life is called a “challenge”.

Money, the root of all evil, has shaped our world into a corrupt Nation, a people without a conscience and a society of desperation. Many people believe that, “Money is the root of injustice?”.

No, money is not the root of injustice. The root of injustice comes out of the wickedness of man and his love for money.

It is our egocentric and immoral ways that have perverted and uprooted the basic principles for which the idea of money had been originally devised for.

I now understand why my pastor Rev. Iniama Emmanuel said that, your self-worth and net-worth are not the same, your value is not determined by your valuables.

Many people have said a lot about money, the poor says money is the way of life in a sense that, money makes the impossible possible. The rich say, money answers all things. Philosophers say, money is injustice while the bible says, lack of money generate evil to the heart of men.

I conclude by saying – money is one of the cankerworms that has eaten deep into the minds and caprices of humanity.

What then is Money to you?


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