Why is the world so consumed about making money?

United States
January 20, 2007 11:58pm CST
Hi everybody, something has always bothered me, and I want to know why. Why does money make the world go around? Is it the nice and expensive things people can buy with it? Is it so people can show off how "great" they are. I mean just look at the world. Everybody is out there for themselves, nobody wants to help each other, when it should be, that we live in a community where, the people with less money, are helped by those with more. Instead, normally those with more, only care about themselves and making more money. I'm not saying money isn't important, because it is. Everybody needs it to survive, but the real importance of it and where our society has taken it is way to extreme. Why is our society like this?
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@flex90 (1443)
21 Jan 07
For poor people, money means so much simply because, without it, they will not eat. And if they do not eat, they will not survive. For more well off people, who can afford luxuries, it is the materialistic media that drives them. In the media, we are constantly presented with people driving flash cars and living in big mansions, and everyone thinks, "I would like to have some of that". MTV Cribs is one of the main culprits. The celebs on there are so obsessed with money and posessions and status. You always hear them say "Look at my big a*s 50 inch plasma TV", but you will never hear them say "This little TV means so much to me as it was the only one I could afford when I was broke".
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
21 Jan 07
I disagree.In the world there are lots of rich man give their the money back to society.University,college,library,charity fund,etc.Rich is richer,poor is poorer.It is right.We have notice that more rich man contribute to society.Do you think so?
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Yes there are some, but I wouldn't say lots. Society as a whole is greedy, and self-consumed in the marterial world, by judging people on what they own, how much money they have.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
Yes there are some, but I wouldn't say lots. Society as a whole is greedy, and self-consumed in the marterial world, by judging people on what they own, how much money they have.
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• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I think it is because man is never content with life. Guess it is human nature to seek for more, whether material, spiritual, emotional, physical. But in fairness to others, there are also kind-hearted philanthropists who wholeheartedly share their wealth without expecting something in return. thanks to them.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I agree there are some, but they definatly isn't enough.
@xbritterx (170)
• United States
21 Jan 07
The way the world is today makes people go crazy over money. thats all anyone cares about. I blame the government
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• Melbourne, Florida
21 Jan 07
This is because since the great depression, people have been conditioned to believe that money was the most important thing in the world. This is so wrong and has lead us to become a gluttonous country fueled by consumerism.
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@shyam4uall (1003)
• India
21 Jan 07
Because nothing is FREE now..even now a days ..one try to buy someone's love or even can take someone's life in exchange of money..(sorry for using this statement)..but this is true..Money has changed the world and also its inhabitants..so much that every runs after money..where I can get money..take an example..of mine..I first joined this site for money..so that I can upgrade my computer parts..but now the thinking is a little bit different...But again the main motive is money..the world has become so competitive and greedy that we need money for our existence and also to make our family survive..and also to establish ourself in the so called society..
@shywolf (4529)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I have to admit that it's pretty sad how incredibly greedy we are. The whole concept of money is one that the human world would probably be better off without, but I guess that we couldn't figure out how to live in the first place without inventing it. *laugh* For me, money consumes my life right now because I can only make money online and I have to struggle to do that in the amounts that I need. But I would like to think that I know where to draw the line between needing money and being completely consumed by the idea of money.
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@cyfernet (2797)
• India
22 Jan 07
younger people do it because they don't have their own money and as for other people nearing their middle age, i don't know why they come here cos they should be earning 30 times of what they earn here from their job. well i guess most of us are here for fun than to earn money!
• United States
22 Jan 07
I'm not asking why people are on this website. I am asking why people have the obsession of making so much money. Money is important, but it shouldn't be #1 to anybody. Family and Friends should be #1. Granted, money is #1 if you are alone, and are extremely poor.
@cyfernet (2797)
• India
22 Jan 07
hi, yes i agree that family comes first. money can be earned any day but if u look closely u can see that people are struggling to make more money so that they can support their family. and yes family needs also comes next to just being with them
@sbernama (47)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 07
money is not everything to me, its surely something. its THE yardstick of life nowdays. even to go to toilet i have to pay 20cents
• United States
22 Jan 07
Explain how that system works, I fail to see how somebody can charge you to use the bathroom.
@dbeast (1500)
• India
21 Jan 07
hey man the first question you should ask yourself is why you are here on this website starting up this discussion.it is obvious that you want to make money.nothing happens in this world without money.without money nothing goes round.give me two things you can do peacefully without money and mind you note the name peacefully.it is the way of the world and it is going to get worse and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Is it obvious? Where did I state my reason for being here is to earn money? Nowhere. I am here because I enjoy the community and discussing my personal expirences with others. That's the mindset I'm complaining about, the whole "well, it's already messed up, let's just make it worse." This isn't a rant on money mind you, this is a rant on the obsession of money.
• India
21 Jan 07
Well the foremost thing I wud say is that u ask the question to ur heart and convince it y u r on mylot.. And as to y I am is that money can buy me luxuries , not necessarily happiness.. But I am in pursuit of luxury now so its ok
• United States
21 Jan 07
I am on mylot for the great discussional value, the money is a bonus. Money can buy you luxuries but can it buy you happiness?
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@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Society is like this because of our governments and there taxes. Without the taxes I think everyone would be better off.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I don't think money necessarily makes the world go round. But having it makes things easier. I think there are many people with money who do help others. They just don't toot their own horn about it, so we never even know what they've done.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I think most of us assume more money means we'll be more comfortable with life. Have nicer things and an easier life. This isn't necessarily true, but sometimes it's easy to convince ourselves that if we just had a little more money in our pockets we'd be happier. I've found the more I make, the more I want to make. This seems like a problem. I'm trying to learn from my own experiences with money and not to be so obsessed with earning more and more. Life certainly shouldn't be about money, but rather about people. My family should be come first! They need me and my time a whole lot more than I need another dollar in my pocket! lol ;)
• Romania
22 Jan 07
Now people think that if they have money they have everything. This just makes them run all day to gather money and so they forget about living theyr lives and having funn. It's a important problem in these days.
@Beowulf (552)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
Hey! Thanks for your response on my last post. By the way, may be you can ask jovein2008, jovein2008 just answer my post that he/she was here on earth for money. He/She may answer your questions about this post, you might like to give it a try. Hope you wont argue with the person, just ask somethings that worries you about why people are greedy about money or sometimes why they love it. By the way, thanks again for the response.
@nhingneng (131)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
i believe that now adays there is nothing that money cannot buy. even love at times can be brought. which is really a sad truth. lucky are those people who doesn't find hapiness in money and can still live happilly with the persons they care for.
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I think you know by now how expensive to live here in america, you need money in everything you do, your not going to survive here if you don't have money, im from the philippines and I do miss the way our community there help each other unlike here, I could go to the neighbor and ask for vegetables for free but here you need to pay for everything, i haven't had a chance to get anything for free. I think our society has no choice but try to earn money as much as we can to be able to survive.
• United States
22 Jan 07
We just discussed this money thing in sunday school this morning Let us remember that we came into this world with nothing and we will leave this world with nothing It is not so important to have all these worldly possessions We should be more concerned about believing in God and giving more to him since it is God who provides for us all We should not be so concerned about what our neighbor has or thinks about us for how littlw we may have Our society is worldly and human The more we have --the more we want As for me, I am trying to be satified with what I have and not try to want more than we can afford
@mlylumad (95)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I think it all boils down to a person's contentment.