We’ve all heard the saying, “Money is the root of all evil”. This is very true. Nobody has ever been changed by money. Money simply accentuates the qualities of a person, along with true motives within their heart.
What is a tool?
Webster’s Dictionary defines tool as, “anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose”. Therefore money is a tool and it should be treated as such. Money is not our life source and should not establish the quality of life. (1.)
When money is used as a tool it becomes a variable. Whether you have it or not is not the be all and end all. Being part of the expense equation, money affects the end outcome but is not the end outcome itself. Less money simply means recalculating our equation.
The issue occurs when you fall for the trap of “pop culture”. “Without money you are nothing. If it didn’t cost a lot of money then it must be of poor quality. You need the latest fashions and fads. Without money, nobody is going to respect me. People without money must be dirty and uneducated.” Be careful not to allow your mind to be influenced by “pop culture”.
When money is treated as a life source, then with less of it there is pressure to get more of it, and without it you feel as though you’re not living to your potential. With an abundance of money there’s still pressure to get more of it.
When does this pressure cease? Why is there always lack of satisfaction?
The answer is simple. Money is not being used as a tool, rather it’s seen as a life source.
What is money to you?
- A life source is something that is required to live. Two easy examples are food and air.