Importance of Money - How important is money to you ?...

@kiran8 (15358)
Mangalore, India
October 7, 2010 9:25am CST
One certainly cannot deny that money is not important in our lives. I have heard many people say that they don't want money or that money means nothing to them.I just don't believe that because at the end of the day , you need to exist and you need a certain amount of money for that. What may be different is the degree of dependence on money. Some people are happy if their needs are met with and have no great ambitions related to money.Some have ambitions related to their families and themselves and do their best to attain their dreams for all of which money is important. There are also some like the Big Industrialists and businessmen who think of money all the time, this also gives them the power to do many things that most of us cannot dream of doing .But again they work hard and reap the benefits... Then there is the shameless class of politicians and bureaucrats who would make money at every possible opportunity with no hesitation and this is probably the worst face of money.. What are your views friends and how important is money to you ?
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• China
7 Oct 10
yep.. ishould say that money can't means all ink our life,but we acctually can't live without money.. once you want to live in this world , firstly , you must consume somethings arould you ,and by buying this things , you must use money , money is the essential part in our life
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 10
Hi michelle,yes we do need money for all our essentials and one cannot live without having any money. But it depends on us as to how much money we need and how best we can utilise it - thanks a lot and have a great evening
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
28 Oct 10
Hi sumant , I agree that money is very important in our life. But how much of importance we give it is left to us because money cannot buy everything in life like peace of mind and happiness - have a nice day sumant
• United States
7 Oct 10
Well, I would say that money is decently important to me, considering that I'm on sites to make extra, haha ;) But at the same time, it's not for materialistic things. It's more for travel. I think if I wasn't such a drifter, I wouldn't mind so much because I don't buy things and I'm constantly giving things away or selling them. My friends always say I have no possessions, haha. (I like it that way, though!) So, if I didn't travel... I wouldn't want the money probably.
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
7 Oct 10
Hi Julia, thanks a lot for your response If not travel , you need to exist and that means a place to stay,clothes to wear and food to eat and also move around to carry on with your daily life all of which requires a certain amount of money ....all the best and have a great evening
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• United States
8 Oct 10
I actually have always really loved the idea of basically owning nothing and just drifting from place to place, which would require no money. I don't think that clothes and food are very important in the scheme of things. Maybe that sounds nuts, but seriously! Haha. I don't know- I think there would be something very freeing about that lifestyle.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 10
mmmmm....I can try and understand the feeling....Not many people are like you, but I am sure you are happy doing what you like - all the best and happy mylotting
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 10
Yeah kiran8, it's true that we couldn't live without money for we depend on it to acquire our daily necessities. Though I don't spend all my time to pursue it as I'm content with what I have earned that is enough to maintain my daily expenses. I admit that I did work really diligently during my young age to earn more. I think juvenscence stage is the godden period to make money. Of course one needs knowledge, wisdom, insight, etc one than could make big money easily. My son has grown up and can stand on his own legs and there is no more worry to take good care of him. And at the moment I'm happy to see him to enrich himself in all aspects which are relevant to his earning plan and work. Happy posting and have a nice day
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
23 Oct 10
Hi Ikbooi, Nice to know that you are at a stage of life where you can be easily satisfied ! I think that comes with age and wisdom, as we grow older our needs become less and importance of money decreases to a great extent.thanks a lot for your views have a great Sunday
• China
7 Oct 10
yep.. i should asy that money is not everything in our life , but actually we can't live with money. once we want to live this world ,first of all,we must consume something around you, by buying this things , we must use our money ..money is an essential part in our life.
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi michell, sorry for the late response, somehow overlooked your response It is true isn't it ? that although in many ways money is very important in our life, it is still not the most important thing. But money does make life easier - thanks a lot for your views and have a great week ahead
• India
7 Oct 10
Hello Kiran First of all thanks for coming up with such a wonderful discussion.Well Let me introduce myself.I am Saurav from India pursuing my B.Tech .My age is 21.Next year I will step into a corporate world of stiff competition and work load with hell lot tension.Probably I will be serving an organization.Why I am telling you all these you will know later.Well I belong to a middle class family.But my dreams very big.I just don't want to die without proving myself.I don't have any monitory problem at all.I get a good pocket money. I know the value of each penny.Sometimes it questions me whether I deserve that money.I am very mad as far as earning money is concerned.I want to serve the poor and also want to fullfill my needs and my moms dreams.Now you will be thinking I am a day time dreamer.Isn't it. But I think that without dream nothing can be achieved because it brings a positive energy into your body,mind and soul to work more.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 10
Hi saurav, thanks a lot for sharing details about your life and your future plans.No doubt that you are just starting out on your adult life's journey where you look forward to have success, money and a happy life - I wish you all the best and may all your dreams come true , have a nice evening
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
There are basic needs of every individual wherein money is needed in order to satisfy them. Perhaps those people saying that they do not need money is because they already have experienced having them. It is important to have money because you cannot move around and sometimes, decisions are hardly done if you do not have money. But, it should no be the be all and the end all of everything. Make money work for you and do not make yourself work around money. Do not be a slave of money.
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 10
Hi jules, thanks a lot for the response I too agree with your views, we cannot say that money is not important or not needed, we do need it for essentials....all the best and have a great evening
• Canada
7 Oct 10
Money is important in its own way, but it is merely a tool one uses to live life, one can live a great and better life without money.
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
8 Oct 10
I agree with that, it should be a tool and not our master and then only , are we going to enjoy using it the way we want to - thanks a lot for your response and all the best
@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
7 Oct 10
although money is a necessity, its not that important to me. i visit the library, shop at thrift stores (which i love to do). and am very careful with my money but i am very content with my life.
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
7 Oct 10
Hi cher, you have reached a state where you realise that to have more than what is required doesnt necessarily give you more happiness or contentment. I too would agree with you, money alone means nothing.It is only when you have it along with other things that is essential in your life that there is meaning and use for it ...all the best and have a nice evening
@smileonstar (4012)
• United States
7 Oct 10
HI, well... if they have a whole lot of money then I know it is not important to them anymore. However, right now Money is important to me and my family... I need them to make sure my children have food to eat and clothes to wear. the more I get the more that make me happy... Money doesn't buy everything but it make you stay on top of most of the thing around :)
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
7 Oct 10
Hi smile, I know how important it is to feed your family and raise your children there isn't anything more important than that in our lives , and it is just for this that most people slog all their lives - all the best and thanks a lot for your response
@fey008 (295)
• Indonesia
7 Oct 10
wew... very important for me... since we are still living in the earth. need some "foods" and paying some bills every month I think, nobody can life without money, if they can... wowwww... i surprise!!!
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@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
7 Oct 10
Hi fey, Thanks a lot for your views I agree, we cannot live without money. We need at least a decent amount of money to take care of our basic needs - all the best and happy mylotting
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@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Oct 10
kiran the people who say money does not mean anything are probably really well off as otherwise they would be fools. We have to pay' rent or house payments, pay utilities, pay health insurance, buy food, none of this is free even if you are on a farm you still have bills. but we should also make it just a small part of our life as a lot of things that are good are also free.Without my social security and ssi checks as I am handicapped I would be homeless. my son and I were living together in a 2 bedroom apt when he lost his job just as the US economy went belly up and we bedcame homeless. thats why I am here for now in this retirement center and he is in gov.sponsored housing and has now finally got a job. so yes money is a necessary thing to keep us all in housing. I do not think of money constantly as I have many interests that cost nothing or very little.so right now amassing enough money for first and last month rent and security on a 2 bedroom apgt is in our dreams for later on now. we do have hope now.
@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Oct 10
typo alert bedcame is supposed to be became homeless. sorry
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
8 Oct 10
Hi Kiran, You're absolutely right about instances mentioned here. Money is important, for me, it depends on how we need it to satisfy our needs. And in my opinion, there's nothing wrong to admit that money is important for as long as we don't go beyond reasonable ways of acquiring it. It still better to have a decent work for money and spend it with a peace of mind and without doing any harm to others. Money helped us to live, but never make it a reason why we live.Happy mylotting.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
25 Oct 10
Hi Simple , thanks a lot for your views , I too agree that we need to be honest about our lives and the manner in which we acquire money.all the best and happy mylotting
• Philippines
8 Oct 10
Money is very important and vital for me. I need money for our daily expenses. Food and water and to pay my monthly dues and bills. Most of us are indeed dependent to money. Although there are still some ethnic tribes on some undeveloped part of the world who doesnt have any need for money. But would you rather want to live there?
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
25 Oct 10
Hi haxofreek,I guess we are all in agreement that money is a very important commodity in our lives . I doubt whether anyone can live without money and no I would definitely not want to go into wilderness and live lol - thanks a lot for the response and all the best
@derek_a (10898)
8 Oct 10
Money is important to make sure that my family has got food, clothing and some heat in winter. I don't think that money can make anybody happy in the long term. Maybe in the short term if person finds himself rich he/she can be very happy, but the mind soon gets used to this, and the person can often find him/herself in a state of fear that they are going to lose their wealth. _Derek
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi derek, well said, wealth and too much of it has its own shortcomings . We should have just enough to take care of our needs and keep us happy and contented , but there is where the problem lies. different people have different degree of need and greed...thanks a lot for your views and all the best
@kristeena (358)
• Philippines
8 Oct 10
Money is really important in our lives, there's no question with that. It also affects the mood and feelings of most individuals. But there are things that money cannot buy like peace of mind, genuine happiness and true love. That's priceless!
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi kristeena, thanks a lot for your response I agree money is important in our lives , but it cannot cater to all our needs - all the best and have a wonderful week ahead
@julianmac (397)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 10
Hi Kiran, I think in this fast moving world, money plays a very important role. Take me for instance.I need money everyday to buy food,household stuff,medication,pay the bills and for other various tasks.Money is not only needed to lead a luxurious life but also needed even for a normal, comfortable modest lifestyle.So,overall it's my opinion that money plays a major role in everyone's life,direct or indirectly to upgrade their status in society.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi julian, I agree ! we do need money to fulfil our basic needs and also to lead a secure comfortable life. One can say that it is most essential to have a steady flow of money in our lives - thanks a lot for your response and all the best
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Oct 10
Money can help us with most of what we need on a daily basis,what really happens is that we allow MONEY to rule our lives.Circumstances make us change our style,I say most important aspect is ARE we content with what we have and what we do in life?As time passes we look forward to greater achievements,as long as we use money wisely it should be good.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi kawal,However much one may deny it,money does have the tendency to take over individuals lives and rule it.As long as we do not become a slave for money, we will be happy and contented - thanks a lot for the response and all the best
• India
8 Oct 10
Hi Kiran Money is what water is for life...but certainly not what oxygen is. have a great money day.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi cherry, lol wish we could have money days for real !I agree with what you say , that we need money to have a good life. But the question is , these days can we exist without it ? - all the best and have a nice evening
• Philippines
8 Oct 10
For me money is somehow important. We need food, clothes and shelter for living and this can be achieve by money. But money should not be patronized because as some say, money is the root of all evil right, we people should atleast be responsible for the money that we have in our hands, although you cannot blame those who want it more even they have plenty of it. I guess that makes them superior to others.
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
24 Oct 10
Hi ahann,Very true, we all need all those basic amenities in life and only money can buy them for you. Giving importance to people who have a lot of money is something that is there in everyone. After all the measure of success is also through popularity and the amount of money a person earns . Thanks a lot for your views and all the best
• India
8 Oct 10
I got my IPhone4 with it :)
@kiran8 (15358)
• Mangalore, India
23 Oct 10
lol.. thats true, without money no IPhone or for that matter no mylot and no internet..all the best and have a nice sunday mukul the Great