Money, they say, can not buy happiness. That’s true. Money may not be able to buy happiness but it can fix happiness. And that also is so true. When you worry about when and where you next meal is going to come, I don’t think that’s anywhere close to happiness, money can fix that. When you worry about how to avoid your child from being thrown out of school, I don’t think that’s a sign of happiness; money can fix that. When your land lord bullies you here and there for your rent, happiness is most of the time, on its way out; once again, money fixes that. Undoubtedly, money is somewhat essential in our lives. So I see no reason why it should be mistook for root of all evil. Actually, something else is, we just have to stop deceiving ourselves.
Wants, they say, are unlimited. That is true. It’s one of the characteristics of living things. Something like: as long as you live, your wants are unlimited. Like when you walk pass a Supermarket and something stops you from looking away from the diamonds or dresses. What’s that thing that prevents you from turning around and walking away? Something that actually makes feel like your happiness depends on them. You know what that is? – greed. When you fancy your neighbor’s new car a lot that you just feel uncomfortable without having something like that, then greed is in charge. When you get tired of your old house, and you start to picture how wonderful it would seem if you had a bigger house, then greed is in control.
On a normal ground, greed is good. There would be no reason to work if we all don’t have desires, don’t you think. It is the thing that accounts for things we do. It gives reason to hope for big accomplishment. It gives reason to dream big. It is also this same thing that makes people feel their happiness depends on the things they lack. Something like: more cars to ride will be amazing – more clothes to wear suite my personality – a new castle to live will be just perfect. To be frank, nothing is perfect. Increase in their demands come increase in taste which eventually leads to uncontrollable greed. That is where the problem lies.
This in turn make victims feel like more money to spend enhances their happiness. They get crazy about money. They think that their happiness depends on it, thus they are ready to get it even if it takes hurting others. The fear of losing their money and going back to their early stage comes in. This is where it all begun, which later leads to sleepless nights. So you see why most people think money is the root of all evil.