money money money

Philippines
April 3, 2007 11:30am CST
money is the root of all evil as what others say. Do we really need the money? who invented this piece of paper and turned it to money. Life for others is meaningless without money. Everyone is dying and working hard for money. What if there is no money, would we still enjoy life? I hope money will get vanished and think of other means for us to survive.Money makes other greedy and some violent. do you agree?
4 responses
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
4 Apr 07
No matter what, there will always be some form of currency. Salt was considered a form of payment, if you look back in history. If there was no money, something else would take its place. Otherwise, how would you strive to make a living? Would you build your own home? Purify your own water? Manage your own sewage? Dispose of your own garbage? Generate your own electricity? Make your own clothes and tools? Raise and grow your own food? I think it's pretty clear. Money isn't the root of all evil. Perhaps greed.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I believe so. Greed is one factor. There ara lot of reasons and factors to become eveil. I guees it's not only money, its the attitude, environment and others. Very well said my friend.
• United States
3 Apr 07
If there were no money, I believe something would arise to take its place. People have a need to place a value on things. And for the exchange of goods and services, a system is needed to denote that valuation so that we know if trading a horse for 3 bushels of corn is fair or not. To the people involved in that transaction, the horse and corn become the money to the person that owns them, and the good or service being bought to the person seeking them. Those who hold or control something that is needed by others, like food, become powerful. Greed and violence can still be a factor. Interestingly, the TV show "Jericho" shows this to be very true. Do a search - CBS has a website where you can watch all the back episodes. Fascinating study of human nature, really, while being an enjoyable drama. In it, money is worthless, but greed and violence still run rampant.
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Point well taken my friend. I will go to CBS and try to watch this tv series. Thanks for the info. Sounds interesting to me. i wanna learn more and help the educate people about he world and its up side and downside. Thanks! more power
@guilinfd (76)
• China
27 Apr 07
money is just a medium for exchange. so it is not the fault of money, just our own. though money can serve as medium tomake our exchange more convenient, it can also be stored to buy goods in the future, which is just the source of money worship.
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
Yeah, i think you are right. But how i wish people don't get greedy because of money. It is really sad. People are willing to kill people just to get a little money for their own sake. Do you agree? other people work so hard to earn money while people who worship money are willing to grab this from these people who tried to break their bone just to earn money. It is really sad. Goodluck! hope we can do something about it!
@easyzheng (666)
• China
19 May 07
It's impossible that money will vanish totally as it is the only way for human being to trade their goods. If money vanished, something similar would replace it. Once human exsists, money would not vanish at all, I'm sure.