Is Money the Root of All Evil?
“So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what the root of all money is?” - Ayn Rand
It is the opinion of many that the love for money is the root of all evil. But is it really? We have long heard this philosophically stimulating concept time after time, and perhaps pondered the idea in our minds with serious contemplation. But have we ever given a thought to what is the root of all money?
If we take a look at money for what it really is; the funds received in exchange for goods and services… then it’s really not evil at all. In fact money, or the love of money, is how YOU (that’s right, YOU!) can make the world a better place. How can that be evil?
It is not money that is the root of all evil, but for all we know, the lust for power that causes great evil in the world. Money can be used as a means to acquire this power, but it is merely incidental in this equation. If you carry negative thoughts about money, such as the belief that money is the root of all evil, then you are manifesting a reality that is keeping you from becoming financially abundant. Therefore we should first remind ourselves of what exactly money is at its core; a medium of exchange for goods and services, and focus on the good things in which money can do for people.
Plus! When we speak negatively about money, we are less likely to actually acquire it in abundance. If you believe that money is the root of all evil then it will be because you believe it to be so. Consequently, you will be doing a great disservice to yourself and your wallet. The bottom line is that everyone can use money to better themselves and others.
A good example of using money for good is charitable donations (always has more meaning if it is a cause close to your heart). Or! We all love puppies (or fluffy kittens), right? You can always make a donation to a Pet Rescue Shelter or even better; adopt a cute pet. How good a feeling is that??!!
At the end of the day, you have the power to create abundance and wealth for yourself if you look at money simply for what it is, and choose to do good with it. What choice will you make? Perhaps consider the following questions: What is your relationship with money? What are your dreams and goals? Take some time to really think about this, find a quiet space, away from any distractions and really think hard about your relationship with money. After doing so, you may begin to ask yourself several other questions, you may find that you do not have the best relationship with money, and that’s Okay. Totally Okay.
A Spending Plan can help point you in the right direction. It can help you navigate your financial future; a “Spending Plan” is your financial compass. It shows you where you are, and where you need to go.
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