Is money the root of all evil?

United States
August 27, 2009 10:29am CST
Money can be a good and a bad thing.Sometimes when people dont have it,they do whatever it takes to get it.But then some people get greedy.Like the multi-millionaires who do corrupt things to make MORE money.Why do they do that?Why cant people just make honest money and be happy?Why do we always want MORE?
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18 responses
@jombbi (105)
• India
1 Sep 09
how can u say that. money is the base for all the good things. if u have money u can eat good, wear good. u can buy a ferrari. lot's of girls'll be around you. u can do almost anything u wish. ofcourse there is alimit but money is no root to bad things. it's a support. in original it's you. you have to decide where u want to go. if you want to do good money'll help u thr and if u want to go bad, it'll take u thr.
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
29 Aug 09
Hello Tfrizzle, Yeah, money can be a good thing as long as you have enough to sustain yourself but as you have more and more to save and to spend on other things, the greed increases. The want of money is what causes all these robberies and the acts of terrorism. Young budding actresses and models are ready to sleep with people for getting important assignments, which would eventually translate into money. I admit that there are acts of crime committed due to various other reasons as well, such as emotional ones,but still, money dominates in most of them. I would say that 99% of all crime is there due to money so in a way, yes, money is the root of all evil.
@check23 (448)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
I think money is not the root of all evil. There are other roots too why a person do evil things. But money is the most common reasons and it can really turn a good to be bad.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
I must say it is not... it is the person that makes it evil. Money is just the tool. we do know though that money is important.. it is... i need money every single day of my life.... it's so tough without it. but we do not put it on top of everything else, coz there are things that are truly more important than money. everybody does need money. it only becomes bad if the person makes money the center of his universe. like everything he does evolves around money. and wold end up glorifying money. ...he would tend to do many things just to acquire it, and if he doesn't, would try to have it even in the bad way. so it is the person itself and how he perceives money to be. money inddeed is important..but not to let it control you.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
28 Aug 09
i don't think the money is the root of all evil,although some people earn the money little,but they still work hard for their life and hope that working hard can change their life and situation,i don't think that the money have this more tempt for all of people.
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 09
I've heard that a lot but I really don't think that money is the root of all evil! I think that there are some very bad people in the world and if they are lucky enough to get their hands on some serious money then they can be tempted to do all manner of evil! However, there are also a lot of good people in the world and whenever they get their hands on some serious money then it's common that they are generally giving and kind. There are a lot of positive things that you can do with money and I don't think that there's anything wrong with wanting more, I think what's more important is how you decide to use the money in the first place. Andrew
• Canada
28 Aug 09
Here are some good answers given by MyLot members on that question http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2112280.aspx
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
hello, i think being of self centerd of people is the root of all evil. They would not just want money but all the material things in the world. But at some point we must understand that nowadays money is one key to survival.
• Bulgaria
28 Aug 09
The money is the worst thinq in the world.People are hostages on money
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
If too much and not satisfied of how much we have in our pocket bad things came into our mind.In my opinion it is applicable only to those greedy, gamblers and corrupt people. We cannot blame those who are needy to do evil things such as theft if they need money for hospital bills or for their foods. But I cannot say that they are right for doing bad things like theft. Money is a wide topic. How does it affects to our lives. Every one of us has it's own reason on how to run their riches. Even the ordinary people and poor in material things they manage their money to good or evil. Only they are the one know which way. For me, fear of God can prevent us to do evil things.
@indahfth (11172)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 09
people wanted more because humans are never satisfied with what he already had. human thought, if you have a lot of money will be happy and able to do anything.
• United States
28 Aug 09
Coercion/force is the root of all evil. Coercion for money and then the inflation of that money such that the poor become violent in an attempt to get money, is evil. We always want more because our money supply is hyjacked by the government, which prints money willy-nilly. If you have $30 and you let it sit under your bed for 30 years, it becomes worthless. Why do you think that is? Inflation - the printing of money. And why inflating the money supply? Good question - don't know.
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
Nope, I don't think so. In this modern times wherein people say there are no more things offered for "free". Therefore, money becomes an important commodity that one needs to survive. Wrong use or abuse in the use of money and allowing it to control you (instead of the other way around) is when evil arises and takes you over.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
27 Aug 09
Yes. Almost money is the cause for all of the evils. Because now we have started to think like that we can do anything,buy anything,get anything,achieve anything if we have money. Because of this, most of us are ready to do anything .We are neglecting the human.Running behind the money only.We think are of our ill doings can be compensated with money and now we are not bothering about our doings.Even if it is against the nature.Money is main cause and also lust is another cause. But not like money.
• Pakistan
27 Aug 09
no i dont think money is the cause of evil. I do think that it is not the money, but the person behind the money, is the root cause of the evils. we see around us many rich people, which behaves like sober, social and staid oersons. They do good and they are only good because they have money. Money can let u something from which people will remember u
@jwfarrimond (4474)
27 Aug 09
The actual quote is "love of money is the root of all evil" In other words greed. Money in itself is neither good nor bad, it's the uses to which it is put which might be good or bad and unfortunately, greed has no limits.
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Money makes the world go round in this present society. But, in the past, people can live without using money. They use barter trade exchanges of certain things in exchanges of another things, which in revolving years to ease the transactions paper money get invented. Now every things that we plan to buy need to pay a certain amounts. Money becomes the roots of all evils, when we becomes the servants of money instead of becoming its master. it means when a person becomes shrewd and greedy because of money, this attitude leads to evilness. Too much of something is not good enough and will often lead to abuses..
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
The number one human instinct is for survival, so it only stands to reason that anything which enables us to survive will be incredibly valuable to us. This includes money. Were you to get rid of money would this change? No, of course not because our focus would just be redirected towards something else like land, cattle, possessions, etc. Then people would try and acquire those things they way they do with money now. because money is what causes it. people kill for money. people steal for money. people go to war over money. people commit crimes for money. people hate others because of money.