Why do you desire to make lots of money?

Philippines
May 15, 2012 12:40pm CST
Almost all people wanted to make lots of money and I wonder what are their main reasons for wanting so? Is it simply to look good to others when you buy expensive things like car or nice clothes? Is it just to have boasting opportunities? Or do they want to make more money so that it could give a sense of security for yourself or your family? Everyone I believe has their own reasons...what are yours?
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@sjvg1976 (12674)
• Delhi, India
15 May 12
Hello betterdays, People like to make lots of money due to the basic reason that they want to live a luxurious life which requires money.I like to have lot of money to buy a ban-glow for me and to have all the things for my comfort in my house.
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• Philippines
16 May 12
Hi sjvg1976, Live a luxurious life...why not? Anyway, I'm sorry but may I ask what a ban-glow is? And of course, you can have all the comfort you want in your own house if you have lots of money. One of my old topic discussion is about "what types of entertainment do you want in your own house?", so if you have a lot of money you can have any kind of house entertainment as well like swimming pool, billiards, music room...etc. That would really be nice!
@sjvg1976 (12674)
• Delhi, India
16 May 12
typo error it was BUNGLOW.
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• Philippines
22 May 12
Ah yes, I see. In my country I think we spell it as Bungalow. Having one would be really nice! :D
@camalich (1119)
• Spain
15 May 12
My reason is that I want to Enjoy life with my family... Currently I'm a slave working over 12 hours a day many days a week and I miss so much things I could be enjoying with them: family meetings, birthdays.... If I earn enough I could kick my job and start enjoying our lives and also help other people in need.... there is so much you could be doing if you earn big every month... hope that I manage to earn enough to kick my job... that'll do for a start ;)
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• Philippines
16 May 12
Ah yes...making more money for the family. I myself and I'm sure many others would have the same reason for making more money. I hope too that you find a way to earn more online so you could say goodbye to your 12 hour work and have more time with your family. In my case, I do have lots more time with my family because I'm working at home now for several years already but my problem is that my income is still not big enough to cover all the expenses. So in my case, making more money could be used for giving security for my 'direct family' ( I'm still not married and I give money to my parents who are in their 70s because they are not able to work that much anymore except for a few sideline ). Yes, I think making more money is often for the purpose of supplying our needs.
@camalich (1119)
• Spain
16 May 12
Well, good for you that you are already working from home ;) Hope you manage to make more and be able to cover you expenses... and maybe a few things more ;)
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• Philippines
22 May 12
Thanks a lot, camalich! Same with you :)
@magicchou (163)
• China
22 May 12
It is ture people hold different reasons on the issue. Reason varies, to mention just a few. I will not list them out. Here I would like to share my reasons on this issue. 1.Recently, to be specific, in one month I will graduate from university. I have worked for a company for about 3 months. I am now saving money to rent a room after graduation. You may not know, I China, rent a room cost much, not too mention buying one. Of course, this happens in mega city and large cities. And transportation fee is also high. 2.I wish to lead a simple yet happy life. But such simple life cost much. At least, I have to buy one house. You know, a 80m2 room cost more 1,000,000 RMB in a big city. To us graduates, it is a huge mumber. All in all, I desire to make lots of money to lead a simple life and make my family members healthy and happy!
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• Philippines
23 May 12
I believe we are similar in a sense that when I gained a lot of money, I would still want a low-profile life and maintain a simple life. I don't want to be someone who suddenly becomes too busy that he does not have time to enjoy his riches. That is why my ideal way of getting rich is to get rich working online because many people are becoming millionaires on the internet. If not, having a decent life due to my online income would be good enough.
• Philippines
23 May 12
...and when you get rich working online, you still own your time unlike when you get rich working in a big company or owning one where you have to maintain a lot of social contacts and meetings. Just imagining it seems stressful for me. Well everyone is different and many people would find that situation fine, but for me I would rather go low key whenever I get rich.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
15 May 12
It would be a lie if a person would say that he/she does not need money since it is used to buy the things we need. To have a home you need to purchase a lot. To build a home you need to buy materials and pay the builders. To be able to eat you must purchase food or the recipes and also you need to buy the utensils if you need it. It may look like it but I don't want to imply that our lives should revolve on money. It is just for others to see how money changes our lives, and to change our lives we need to "wield" the money in our advantage. Wielding the money is either by studying to be employed or use as capital in a business. I don't say it is a wrong choice but people choose to be employers because they see that they can assure that they will have money when they need it. However, this money is just right or even not enough to shoulder the daily expenses of the employee. There are people who've seen that people's time are being eaten up and they don't get the money they need and they do not have any savings in preparation of the future. That is when the businessmen like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are born. They see the "misery" the employees experience having their time "sold" to their employer. Well, as to your questions, I want to make lots of money since I don't want my mother to suffer the pain and heaviness of her work. Her work may be paying better than most of the people but her body suffers a lot and the money is just enough for our daily expenses. We still have our house mortgage loan that was not paid for several years already and any time now it might be taken from us. Now I am into business since I find no fortune in employment and I have not yet graduated college because I believe that the mortgage loan is more important than my studies.
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• Philippines
16 May 12
So in your case, making money is important for ones needs and also preparing for the future like being able to buy a house. Yes, I agree that money can change our lives and gives us more security and peace of mind. I'm sorry to hear about your condition and that your mom still needed to work very hard. Anyway, I know for any difficulty there is a solution so I hope a solution would be found in your particular situation. Making lots of money would definitely take care of anyone's needs and even wants. Good luck to your studies...I hope in the future you can continue and finish them.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
16 May 12
Thank you for that...I hope the luck will be also with you. Have a
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• United States
22 May 12
I don't need LOTS of money, but a little extra money would be great. I would just like the extra money to buy my kids school clothes, go out to eat every once in a while or get my nails done. My husband already makes enough money to completely support our family, but I like having my own money. That's why I try to make a little online. It's tough though. I haven't found anything that I can actually count on. All of these sites pay $.002 or something like that and it takes forever to gain any real money or even enough to reach the payout, but I digress. It's just nice to have my own money to go out with friends and treat myself or my kids to a little extra something.
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@visijay32 (447)
• Philippines
17 May 12
Simply put, I desire to earn a lot of money because it is my right! :) Having lots of money, that is being rich, would put you in a very comfortable place. Money would help me buy a home for my family where they can have peace and security. I would be able to send my children to quality schools; be taken care by doctors in top hospitals. With regards to change of personality, money would simply enhance your inherent personality. A person who is greedy can become greedier; same goes with a generous person being more generous because of ample flow of money.
• Philippines
23 May 12
I agree completely, everyone has the right to be as rich as they wanted to be :) Anyway, besides buying a home I think you mentioned another thing that would probably be overlooked which is the importance of having money to take care of your health and your family's health. Therefore you can have money to pay for regular visits to your doctor to help maintain good health. You could also buy a lot of healthful products and vitamins available in your house and they would also help maintain good health and prevent illness. I think many rich people may have neglected their health and this is bad because they end up not enjoying their riches because they became too sick to enjoy anything. I would then say "Health is true wealth". With your last sentence, I guess there is truth to it that money could either make or break a person depending on his attitude of money and how he makes use of it. So in my case, if I would have a lot of money I would continue to be generous or even be more generous and I think it would make me happier that way while I make others happy in the process.
• Philippines
16 May 12
Financial security is my main reason why I always wanted to earn. I am a single lady with the future ahead to think of so I believe that at this age and time, I should be preparing for my future because I do not want to depend on my parents for the rest of my life. Also, one of my passion is traveling, so some of the money I earn, I use for traveling.
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• Philippines
23 May 12
Yes, I guess gaining financial security is one of the most popular reasons for gaining a lot of money. You also said preparing for your future, and if you have a lot of money you can feel safe and secure that even in your old age you will live comfortably and without worries. Traveling can also be a lot of fun. Do you travel abroad or only around your country? I would surely love to have a chance to travel in another country someday. Maybe South Korea where I can meet my online students or Hong Kong where the travel expense is not so high.
• India
16 May 12
basic needs and live a normal life... if i can make more money i'm ready to help others or donate them in charity...
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• Philippines
23 May 12
Yes, for me I think it's a great idea to use those extra money to help others as well and charitable institutions is one of the good choices. Some people I know who are extremely rich even help build churches, schools and other helpful institutions with their money as donations. I'm sure they would be tremendously blessed for that...especially spiritual and emotional blessings, because they already have a lot of financial blessings.
@nyang1984 (464)
• Philippines
16 May 12
to support the needs of my family. and even though am already married still want to extend my hand to my parents. and i also want to send my son to the best school.
• Philippines
22 May 12
Yes, I guess having lots of money would go hand in hand with giving the children best education, giving all your loved ones all they need ( including a nice house for your parents ) and generally have high-standard of living in the society.
• United States
15 May 12
Well, I want money because I want to develop independence and security for myself. I want to be fed, clothed, entertained, and be able to enjoy life more by traveling and living my dreams. I'd love to be able to have nice things, but I'm smart enough to know that I shouldn't let my happiest depend on such things and that I can wait awhile and make sure I only buy nice things when I can really afford to have them. I think everyone likes the idea of having their own things to call their own, things that make them smile even if they don't technically bring happiness.
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@adforme (2116)
15 May 12
The idea of making a lot of money is a good one. If you make it, no one can tell you you didn't earn. People want to be rewarded greatly for their efforts. But, more money can also mean more problems. More taxes to pay, More people asking you for a loan, people asking you what you do, all these things come with making a lot of money. Money isn't everything; and you cannot take it all with you when you die. It is something that the world runs on; but the best things in life are free. Having a lot of money may make someone feel more financially secure, but happiness isn't guaranteed to follow. What ever one may get with money, someone/something can take away; but it cannot buy or secure true love or friendship. I would want more money to give me a better opportunity to meet my financial obligations without stressing; but I have no other reason.
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• Philippines
22 May 12
I like that saying "the best things in life are free". And it's true! It talks mostly about important values like relationships, a good name in society, freedom, enjoying nature and your surroundings, your spirituality and many others that don't need money to acquire or enjoy them. Yes, in many cases the dream of acquiring great riches is overrated, and we can see many people who have acquired it question themselves, "what next?" It seems that they didn't feel as good having them as when they imagined it would make them feel when they were just dreaming about them and working to acquire them. That boils down to the fact that nothing in this world could satisfy man or woman fully, and that includes money. Anyway, I still don't see anything wrong with desiring money and desiring to have lots of them, but it would be good if we are able to put them in the right perspective. As you said in the beginning, money attracts instant respect because it showed you have the wisdom to acquire it, and you have accomplished something that most people would dream of accomplishing in their lives...and that should feel good.
@flamez3r0 (319)
• Puerto Rico
15 May 12
Hello :). I don't desire a lot of money, I want enough to pay for food and normal bills. I don't care about luxuries, expensive cars or clothes. I don't really like people, so things like showing off or boasting are boring to me :p.
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• Philippines
16 May 12
Hi flamez3r0! Yes, I think I have to agree that boasting about one's wealth can sometimes be obnoxious. Anyway, for many people having just enough to live by is enough for them...nothing wrong with that. I guess everyone has their own ideas and ideals about their lives because everyone is simply different from each other.
• United States
15 May 12
The more money I have, the easier my life gets. Right now, I would like more money for a downpayment so my boyfriend and I can purchase a house so that in the future we have a place to live without worrying so much about rent as well as the ability to have space to start a family in. Of course, bills would be paid easily, especially for school and what not. I could save money for my children's trust funds, my retirement, their college funds and all that jazz. Basically I could give my family everything they deserve, but I'm not a celebrity so I don't win.
• Philippines
16 May 12
Yes, besides being able to use money for our needs, we can also use them for our wants, and giving your family a good life is the highest priority when you're married. And of course, no more worries about bills and other monthly expenses. Money can really make life a lot easier, I agree :)
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
16 May 12
I desire to make lots of money for my living, such as i can buy a house...I am not showy type then i don't need to buy expensive things to show out that i am the rich or not, just earn much money and use it for my living, perform my dream: can travel around the world. However, it seems still so far, the real is i am still the poor now..
• Philippines
22 May 12
Good luck to you, ryanong. I hope all your wishes would come true. I do have dreams...big dreams, and I know when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are. When you wish upon a star your wish comes true. hehe. I just remembered this from a Walt Disney movie and just felt like adding it :D
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
24 May 12
I hope so...we do the best to make our dream come true...
• India
16 May 12
I wish to make a lot of money but there are not much chances for me to create them. I do them becuase I need them to enjoy my little life. There are many incidents that made my friendship little without them and I don't want to see it again.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
16 May 12
It seems that i have the same situation like you...currently i don't have much chance to make much money yet...
• Philippines
22 May 12
I likewise am trying to find a way to make more money. Yes, all things are possible. Maybe if we keep on believing that we will have them, then they would come. I read somewhere that when you are successful, many friends are present but when you fail, those same friends flee from you. I really believe money attracts friends, but I'm not sure if I would like friends who are only interested with moneyed people to befriend.
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
16 May 12
I dont want to make lots of money! money corupts ppl. Being raised poor and in a large family we always worried about this and that. aka-also known as-my mom worried wheather or not we have enough to cover the bill and to clothe and feed us all and still be happy..it was kinda like it is today. i get into small fights with my husband today because he doesnt mind spending more on himself than he does on his own children. i do care. my dad worked hard and he just barely made enough money to cover rent and other bills. but we had hand me downs which were not even suitable clothing, they had holes and stains but we still wore them. I just want to make enough to live a decent lifestyle without having to worry about 'do we have enough...' am i gonna have to make more sacrifices??? i dont want to make money to show other ppl im better than them because im not and nither are they. i think ppl who do this are somewhat insecure about themselves. i want to help ppl who are less fortunate than i.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
16 May 12
You are such a kind person who wanna help the others people. Then you should make much money then you can help more people. How do you think?
• Philippines
22 May 12
I agree with you, ryanong. I believe people like verolop would be able to make use with more money very well and unselfishly. I guess it also depends on her if she wants to or not, but I also feel verolop would make good use of lots of money.
• India
16 May 12
basic needs and live a normal live... if i can make more money i'm ready to help others or donate them in charity...
• Philippines
22 May 12
That's really nice! I hope you get lots of money so that you will be able to help a lot of people. Anyway, don't forget to help yourself as well :D
• United States
16 May 12
well I always wanted to be in a position where I could help others that really needed more for themselves and children. Money controls alot and goes many places. If I had more money I would want to help better myself and family and be in a postion where I could help others more. I always would want to help out those who needed food and clothes and not just to anyone but really see and know the ones that was not fake and give to them to get started also and to help them seek for work. alot do not get a start in life and some have. I would not give to those to just wast on things I would like to buy it and give it them. then I know it is really for something they needed. even get them caught up if it was bill issue. depends on the needed bill. if only I had the lots of money I would do more. but most of all I would pray for the people for God gives the riches of love and it covers all things and it does not cost any money to do so.
• Philippines
22 May 12
With your generous heart, I would really hope you get lots of money :D Well maybe giving to trusted charitable institutions would be a good idea, because we will know that our money really goes to people who really need it. Yes, just like you I pray that God would give all people riches...not only physical riches but specially spiritually riches.
@GemmaR (8527)
16 May 12
I think that one of the main reasons that I am trying to make a lot of money at the moment is because I want to be able to give my children a really good life. I am working almost every hour of the day right now because I am trying to save up for a property that I will be able to let out for £400 per month. This would be pure profit, and it would mean that I was able to stay at home a little bit more often instead of having to worry about going to work, which would just be an absolutely fantastic thing to be able to do.
• Philippines
22 May 12
I really wish you good luck to your plans! That seems like something that would really supply all your family's financial needs :) Well, when that time comes you probably don't have to work every hour and that would really be a good thing. Anyway, in the future I also dream of owning some rental apartments, and i feel that would also lead me to a more comfortable life. Good luck to us! :D
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
16 May 12
Well this is a question that leaves me somewhat perplexed. Ever since, man has always wanted to have the capital (with negative consequences for humanity!). But if I had to answer one of your questions that you posted, I find myself in what you say: Or do they want to make more money so That It Could give a sense of security for yourself or your family? If we are slaves to money, even if them are necessary for our survival, we risk neglecting more important aspects of life such as faith, love, friendship, health, etc..