Whatever can be said or written about money, it’s importance to life can never be demeaned. Love it or hate it; though I never heard of anyone who hates money, money is a legal tender that understands every language on earth, it comes in all kinds of colour and design, from the olden days’ cowries to modern day paper notes and coins, they are the fulcrum of our life.
Some will tell you that money is the root of all evil according to the holy Bible, but that’s quoting it out of context. The Bible says, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. The love of money is what breed evil, jealousy, envy, murder and pride, not money itself. Like it is written money is a good servant but a bad master. Money is meant to serve us and never the other way round. When you twist this order, you twist your life’s order as well, man is made to control money, but when you allow the love of money to control you, to be the domineering thing in your life, then you’ve lost your sense of direction.
Another thing, money is not wealth, but with money you can acquire wealth, but there is some wealth money cannot buy. Like it is written, money can buy you drugs but it cannot buy you, health and health is wealth. It can buy you the most costlier bed, it can’t buy you sleep. Good sleep keeps you in good health and health is wealth.
Yet, money is our defense in so many things, money gives you voice and a leverage in the society. Money can excuse your stupidity and weakness. It can cover your lack of strength and valour. You have money, people will celebrate you, identify with you, give you honour, even worship you.
Money is the difference between starvation and food, between the element and a roof over your head, between nakedness and a covering and in some cases between life and death, when all that you needed to be alive is money to pay the doctor for the operation that will save your life, all things being equal.
To have money is good, but not the kind that is propelled by greed and avarice. When you go after money get the one that will give you peace of mind, that will make you sleep in contentment at night.
Get money, and in getting it, get wisdom and understanding to know how to manage the money, and keep it from slipping from your grip.