what is your attitude towards money?

Philippines
November 29, 2012 10:58pm CST
Money is neither good nor evil, it's simply energy like anything else. This is only one of the attitude about money I have learned. There are a lot more and some are negative while others are positive. Other attitude about money that I remember are that you could attract money by always thinking that you deserve to have it, and another is that you repel it if you feel unworthy of it. How about you, what is your attitude towards money and why do you think those attitude are good and could help you attract more money in your life?
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15 responses
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
We need money in our daily life. We can't survive without any money. For me, money is our secondary goal. We achieve our goals and they'll result to money; if we have money we can buy the things that we need and what we want. We can share them to needy people. Money makes the world go round. We are lucky if someday we won't use any money and all are free but I guess that's impossible. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I agree that without money, its almost impossible to survive in this world. I would say the people who see the value of money most are those who lacks it to the point of "hurt", when they don't have any money to buy food for themselves and their family, to find shelter to live on, not able to buy decent clothes and similar situations. When we are having enough money to live by, we won't feel so much pain so we can afford to say that money is not very important in a person's life. Try to say this to a starving person, and he won't accept what you say but rather wants you to share some amount for his hurting needs to at least survive. Then there is those who see money coming in abundance in their lives. Are they really evil and bad when it happens to them? I would say it depends, if they get that money through bad means then they could be bad but if they work decently and intelligently or wisely, they could be blessed prosperity and a whole lot of money coming on a regular basis. I stay with my idea that money, no matter how large or small it is, is simply just an energy and there is nothing good or bad about it. If you take a piece of wood or paper, they are all energy and this also holds true with money. It's people who gives value to it, saying this wood costs nothing and can't be used to buy things while this paper called money is worth a lot, depending on the numbers written on it. LOL
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Yes, I agree with you. Money is not good or bad. We use it to survive in our daily lives. Who can survive without money and any possession at all? No clothes, no shelter, no food? No one. Money is what we need.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
That is exactly true. You look rich, can I borrow money? LOL
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@betty1989 (752)
• China
30 Nov 12
Money is not everthing but we need money to live by. There is no limit to define what is rich and what is poor. some people like money since they believe money can give them everything. Some may not since money cannot give them money. For me, money is just something that I can live by. It depends on people's attitude how you view money.
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• United States
1 Dec 12
betty, you make a good point that money is a necessity of life. THe thing that I can never understand is why people are willing to throw money away on gambling. Personally, I feel like I work way to hard to earn money that I would never throw it away be gambling.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I also believe in betty's opinion that money is a necessity in life, and I also can't believe why people waste money through gambling as aireanna pointed out. One probable reason is that they have adequate money to burn and they are addicted to the fun of being in the casinos. Sad that many people who are into gambling loses most or all of their money in the end and come out poor.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
BetterDays4Me, it is not just those that gamble at casinos. Think about all those people that waste money on the lottery. It is like so many rationalize that it is only a few bucks, but it all adds up overtime. I was standing in line behind a few people as I had some items to return to the store. I was shocked to hear people spend $6 - $10 on lottery tickets. I was shocked. I mean here a lot of us are striving to make an extra $10 a month; whereas, these people were throwing away the same amount of money in a single transaction all in the hopes of winning a large jackpot of money. The worst part is the statistics of actually winning are so low that it is more like throwing money away in the trash; then gambling.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Oh, I would definitely have more money in my life, but that isn't because I have greed. Instead, the reason that I would like to have more money in my life is so that I wouldn't have to constantly worrying about money in my life. For me, I don't think that we need to be millionaires, but I also know that we can't go through life without money either because it does take money in order to be able to pay our bills and to have food to eat and shelter over our heads.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Hi dorannmwin, we do have very similar attitude about money. I also don't think we needed to be a millionaire to be happy in life, but I do reserve it as a possibility. Anyway, I see that having enough money to pay our bills and have some extra for our 'wants' gives us some sense of security.
• United States
8 Dec 12
Yes, money does give us financial security. Is it really possible to live in a world where we have enough money for all our needs, bills, and some extra for wants? I just mean look at the debt of all these countries. It seems like living in debt has become a way of life. Lately, the whole main topics on money are about paying down debt and living within our means. Even when we strive to live within our means, we have things occur like high tax bills and the prices of everything in the market doubling. It seems like lately the market keeps interferring with our attempts to have money in our pockets. I am not even referring to buying extra things that we want in life. I amtalking about buying the basic necessities.
@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
1 Dec 12
Personally, I see money as a valuable asset. For this reason, I tend to be a bargain shopper, who wants to find deals that will assist me to acquire life's necessities, while allowing me to spend as little monthat ey as possible. I see it that we work very hard for our money that we should do what we can to try to hold onto this asset; although, bills and taxes seem to dilute us of this very asset on a daily basis. I also think that money does give a person power and freedom. Think about it when we nkmoney we have more choices than when we are broke. I do think that the attitude of money being an asset is an attitude that can help you. We have to choose what we will invest our money into throughout our lives. Sometimes we simply must invest in ourselves to help us to achieve our dreams. Other times, we must invest our money wisely into products and services that will earn us a return on our investment. I would say that money is the second most valuable asset. With that being said, I do believe the time that we spend to make money is the biggest asset that we have in our lives. So when we think about getting a return on our investment, we must compute both our time and the amount of money that we invest. Then, we must carefully see if the return that we get on these two assets provides us with either a profit or loss. I think when we start to think of money in these terms we start to see both the opportunities and potential of the value of money unfold to us.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Yes, it's easy to see how money gives people freedom to travel anywhere they want and to buy things they desire. I believe you have given us some good ideas on how to prepare ourselves in any business endeavors which makes a lot of sense as we don't want to end up having no profits at all in the end, and worst still to lose money due to not analyzing the pros and cons of our planned business. Anyway, maybe you could share with us what kind of business you are in right now and maybe we would want to try it out ourselves.
• United States
8 Dec 12
I have no business. I guess I was just thinking that way after watching Shark Tank. It is favorite show to watch every week. I have also taken some accounting, finance, and business classes in the past, so perhaps that is why I find this show so intriguing. Sometimes the people on this show have good ideas other times they come into the Shark Tank and make such blundering errors in their presentation. I just like to watch it. I think in some ways you do gain some interesting insights. Right now, I am unemployed. So, I am trying to find a teaching job. Otherwise, I am just trying to earn some money online. I have noticed that as money keeps getting tighter I get even more creative. Budgeting now takes on more of a forecasting when funds will be available; then assigning how to best utilize those funds for paying for bills. In addition, it is totally driving me crazy the way that the price of everything has doubled lately. A lot of the stores are resorting to tactics to get us to spend more money. Like you only get the discount price if y. ou buy 10 items or you have to spend so much money to get the sale price. It is driving me crazy the tactics that I am seeing lately by stores. Perhaps, the issue is that I see right through their tactics. It is like I understand what they are doing. As prices keep rising and it becomes harder to save money, I am starting to really see the value of money. Money gives us purchasing power and everything that we buy creates an opportunity cost because if we buy one item we have less money to purchase other items. The economy is a total mess. I keep hoping that the market will right itself to equilbrium, but it seems as though it continues to struggle to self correct itself. Personally, I think a lot of the issue has been all these artificial attempts to kick start the economy back into a growth model. None of them have worked so far. I mean look at the high unemployment rates. It is like the government here does not understand that by creating more jobs, we will expand the economy with more people having money to spend. Instead, we just keep getting more and more economic instability because we do not know what the economy holds. The result is that more people are holding onto their money, so less spending effects the economy.
• United States
30 Nov 12
I don't know if you mean to say money exactly. Of course, money is just an idea that signifies value. We all need some kind of commodity to trade in order to obtain what we need. I think that you might be talking about greed or making money more important than people. Some people are afraid of becoming corrupted by money and choose to live in poverty and take only what they need to survive. They are more concerned with social issues. I see this a lot in young people from privileged backgrounds. However, most of them decide at some point that money is worth pursuing in order to live independently and start a family. I have never been such a person. While I have worked at low-paying jobs so that I could do social work, I always sought to improve my economic condition in ways that I thought were ethical. I don't want to live in a way that is restrained because of my lack of money, and I want to respect myself and my future self as well. My attitude towards money is that I should try to earn as much as I can in order to be financially stable, but make sure that I am also giving wisely and investing in myself and society.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
I agree that it's difficult to respect oneself if we are not capable of making money for ourselves. Anyway, I also know people who are afraid of being corrupted by money so I think in these cases they repel money. So I would say our beliefs about money is one key to either attracting it into our lives or repelling it. If we think 'rich people are crooks', we repel money because we don't want to be labeled as crooks, but if we think that rich people are people of integrity and wisdom, then we could be attracted to want it more into our lives. For now, these are all theories for me and also ideas taken from all the books I read in the past.
@xzolt4 (11)
• Sweden
30 Nov 12
For me money is a key to saftey! I mean, no money, no where to live, nothing to eat etc.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Ah yes, many people would term that 'financial security' where you feel secure because you have enough money to care for all your needs and all your family's needs, and enough money reserve to be used for unexpected expenses.
• United States
30 Nov 12
This is something I've had to examine in myself recently. I also believe that money is a form of energy which can be attracted or repelled by the energy you yourself put out. But what about people who focus on money overmuch, despite the fact that they work hard and help others sometimes. For instance, what energy imbalances are created by a childhood of insufficiency that leads to cheating in business and relationships versus a childhood of relative comfort that does not? Great topic! :-)
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
It's great you pointed out that people are usually influenced greatly by their environment, and people who were born poor have the tendency to steal from others while those who were born with a silver spoon never thought of stealing at all but their tendency tends more on being selfish. I like the term 'energy imbalance' and I think this is a true term which happens to many people, and I don't know exactly how those imbalances happens but all I know that it exists. I heard about 'eft' or emotional freedom technique which are used for releasing those imbalances and brings more balance in our energies. I've been trying this and seeing some good results but not significant enough to absolutely say they work wondrously, but I could assure that they do work. You could check them out in youtube as they show many ways they use eft techniques in many areas of our life.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
You have an interesting perspective towards money. As for me I see it as a necessity in life because clearly it is. You are right though that it is neither good nor evil, it just depends on how people use it or what people do to obtain it. My attitude towards money is this, I need and want to have it because I need and want things that can be bought with it. Because of this, I sometimes make earning a priority over other choirs.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
I would say many people desire things, and I myself desire to own a house someday, the car that I desire, more interesting gadgets, a bigger tv, lots of books, fitness equipments, and many other stuffs that makes life more interesting. I guess you're right in showing that what we do should be consistent with what we desire to have. I think many people desire to have more money but doesn't do anything to get closer to that goal.
• Qatar
30 Nov 12
I agree with you that money is neither good nor evil. It depends on us, on how we look up to money.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Yes, we have the same belief. Maybe because many people use money in an evil or wrong way, so that is where some people get the idea that money is evil. I would say that money has power in it due to the power given to it by people, and due to this many people make use of it to give themselves power, even the power to do bad things. So let's take care of our intentions of wanting to have lots of money because we might end up in dangerous zones. It's so easy to want to have more money in the desire to help those whom we love, to keep away from debt, to always be able to pay our bills on time, to use it for some pleasurable things and experiences like traveling and stuff, to help others in need, to give in charity or help our closest relatives who have need of it, and many other good intentions in wanting more money.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Attitude towards?????????????......MONEY......Well my business is all about money, money, money. I never attract money as what other say money is the root of evil, every time I have my transaction with my client which is money involve I take care of it and I want them to trust me regarding money matter.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Hi mariemay, you seem like a successful and responsible business woman. I believe it's very important to take care of one's business as many people I know put up a business without much thought and care and ends up failing in their chosen businesses. I observe that many successful people are responsible and diligent. You mentioned the word 'trust' which I believe is one of the most important factor when doing business with other people.
• India
30 Nov 12
Hi friend, money is important in our life, it is really hard to live our life without money, at the same time only money is not our life we have lot of good things apart from it, we must give importance to money, but it is one among our needs. We all need real love, affection and other things apart from money
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• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Hello vidhyaprakash, I would say too that money can't buy happiness nor good relationships. So I believe it's important not to focus our lives only on making money, but especially those aspects that can't be bought by money.
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
30 Nov 12
I am saying this from my experience. For me money is everything. If we have money then everything else will come to us even good relations also. I am saying this because I have experience in this. Everyone will value us only if we have money with us. In my view from what I have experienced if we don't have any bank balance then nobody will take care of us. Even I am now mylotting to increase that bank balance.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I understand where you are at, asjujohn. I do believe environment has a lot to do with our attitude about money. When we are surrounded by people who judges us with the amount of money we have or the lack of it and treats us with respect or disrespect in accordance with this, then it would only be understandable that we would tend to treat money more importantly and try our best to be on the 'respected' side by gaining more money. Nobody wanted to be treated with disrespect and scorn. On the other hand, some other environment has people around them that doesn't care much if you have lots of money or not but still treats you with love and respect. In this type of environment, there is no sense of urgency to try to make better of our financial state because we don't feel any threat whatsoever if we are lacking in finances. If that same person is transfered to an environment that I mentioned first where respect is dependent on how much money you have in the bank, then I am sure his attitude would change a lot.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Money is needed by anyone. Even those people who lives in the mountain, they still need money. Money is important for we need it to buy foods and clothes and anything you fancy. Money can't buy happiness but it is needed to live comfortably. Money is not evil for it has no brain and heart to think and feel evilness. The evil is the person who thinks bad to do to other person for he/she thinks he can do anything for he/she is rich. It is up to you if you want to be evil or good, don't say it is the money for you are the sinner or not.
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• Philippines
1 Dec 12
Good point, mhaiXCs10s! So that means money could be used for evil by a sinner and it could be used for good by a saint or a good man. Yes, I believe it is we humans who give opinion to things, even to inanimate things like money.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Hello there, Earning more money is one of my motto. This is the reason why I am working hard and doing my best in any task that I handle. Aside from that, I want to be a business tycoon by tomorrow (not literally mean the next day). So I am handling my finances tightly, taking care of every expenses, keeping an amount for savings and doing a good computation for budget. As I really want to achieve my aim, to be a business tycoon by tomorrow running a good great business and managing my finances.
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
Hi airasheila, Good luck to all your plans! I wish you realize all of them and make them come true :) I believe all you mentioned above are important in the process of doing good financially, and every little bit helps towards that goal. Another idea I have about money and prosperity is that ideas can make a person rich. That is why getting as much good ideas as we can to improve ourselves financially or even become rich is very helpful. Simple ideas have made a lot of people millionaires. That is why I consider continuous searching and study could really be very helpful to at least to place ourselves in a much better state of finances.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
30 Nov 12
I needs money only for my daily requirement means for eating, wearing etc. I not like too much money because too much money means no relax in life and everytime only tension tension and tension about money. Some child whose parents has more money then they spend in wrong activity like in liquor or playing cat game etc. Only few people use the money by good way.
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
You are right, surekharathi so that is why if ever I make a lot of money I want to be in the few who uses my money in a good way. In terms of having a relaxed life, I want to be low key and also hopefully I earn due to my online works which is not stressful at all for me.