I have heard people say many times that it is not about the money or fame, but instead that it is about love, compassion, peace, changing lives, etc. But is that really the case? We live in a superficial society where social acceptance seems to take the place of many things that we claim to be more important. Same also applies to money. If fame and money are not that important, then why do you make it that important? Many decisions that we make (or don’t make) are based on money. We spend our lives looking for acceptance and to be noticed. Is that not wanting fame itself, just on a smaller scale?
Money is not important…
…but we are always trying to get more
…but we let it deter us from fulfilling our lives
…but we allow it to break up our marriages
…but we allow it to damage our friendships
…but it is necessary to survive
…but we are taught to find someone who can provide
…but we don’t want to spend it on other people
…but we clamp on to it and hold it tightly
I’m going to tell you why money is important, and it is all laid out in this little excerpt I read “In the end, the time we spend on this planet equals life. Most people would agree that a human life is sacred and carries higher value than almost anything else on earth. Since we trade our time – our very lives – for money or capital, I conclude that capital equals life. If that is the case, then capital, like life, is sacred and should be treated as such.”
It is important because we trade all of our time for the almighty dollar.
Fame is not important…
…but we share our every moment on Facebook
…but we do the same on twitter, pinterest, instagram, youtube
…but we look for acceptance from others
…doctor ourselves up to get noticed
The list can go on and on.
I think it is safe to say that money and fame are important in our daily lives due to the amount of emphasis that we place on both of them. I like money (enjoy making it, spending it, etc.) and a little notoriety, but the important thing is to not let it control our lives.
I believe that we should accept the role that these things have in our lives while having the understanding not to let it be the driving force in our lives. Some people like the spotlight and some people love the “dough”, however, it is how you handle them that is really important.
Nice blog post Brian.ReplyDelete