Is money important to you?

Malaysia
October 3, 2008 5:30am CST
2 weeks ago I attended the confirmation mass and the priest started preaching. He was mentioning about the role of youth in the society and how material and money can damage the faith of the delegation. According to him there is nothing good about money but will bring disasterous to the family. As I went back home I recalled back what the priest has just shared with us all and I disagree with his statement. To me money can do good and evil, depend on who and how he or she spend the money. If you do good with the money and down to earth kind of a person, you are no evil. Not unless with the money, you steal someone's wife, you pay someone to kill your enemy etc. With money, you can afford to eat healthy food, good food supplement, able to prolong life and enjoy life to the fulless. Without money, people steal, rob and kidnap for ransom. To me, without money you will do more evil than good but then again it is all depend of the person. Being good or bad has nothing to do with money. So, to me money is very important. How about you?
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22 responses
@cripfemme (7698)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Money is not very important to me as I am a writer and we don't make much money anymore. I think that most writers and artists have to be okay with being basically poor. That's fine with me. All I want to do is be happy. I don't care how much money I make. I think a lot of people are too obsessed with money. They don't care about their personal happiness, they just care about their bank account.
• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi cripfemme, you are only one that said money is not that important. Well, that is your right and I do respect your opinion about money. Thanks for the sharing.
@rajueie (204)
• India
3 Oct 08
money is as important as anything in this world....with out money we cant live....bcos...wid money we can buy anything....but some things we cant buy wid money those are exceptional....money makes many things.....wid this proverb we can get an idea.....money is honey....money means status....money is everything....so....all love to earn money....so....it is important to everybosy... but...but.... wid money we cannot bus somethings....those can be bought by human relations....so...it is important....but its like a necessity....
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi rajueie, we all agree that money is important. We all work because of money. Thanks for the sharing.
@sunita64 (6469)
• India
3 Oct 08
I fully agree with you, it all depends on the person whether he spends wisely or in wrong way. To such priests I feel like telling that ok from now onwards as money is not important so no donations would be made in the name of any religious place, I assure you no place of worship can run without money. So how money can be bad.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi Sunita64, I do agree that all worship places also need money to run and maintain the place. Some religion even go round and beg for money or carry out donation campaign in order to get money. So, this shows that money is very important even to any organisation. Thanks for sharing.
• India
3 Oct 08
Money is very much important. But too much money is unsecure. money is required to lead a peaceful life. if we lead life in a well planned manner andd know how to handle money then we are safe.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Hi Sathishs45. About too much money can make our life insecure is partially however in this modern world we don't carry much cash with us. Besides we can engage bodyguard to look after us and our family. Then the issue of privacy is at stake. Well, that is the circle of life.
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3 Oct 08
For me, I would say that money is important, without it you would have no place to live, or food to eat, or heating and comfort. We all need a certain amount of money to live comfortably and happily. Many people are in serious debt, because of living outwith their means, or from wanting what was out of reach. This is where money can cause heartache, because the initial rush of happiness will eventually sour when the bills cannot be paid. Money can also be the root of all evil, as it is money that the terrorists use to buy their weapons that kill and maim. But I think it all comes down to the individual person and their own feelings.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi bonsibabe, so is all depend on the person. If he uses the money for good course then money is good and important in life but as you said money can be bad too espcially for the terrorists, by using the money they but the latest weapons and kill mankind. For me personally, money is important in my life for good reason. Thanks for the sharing
@aisaellis22 (6447)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Well, money is a must to us. This is where we get our food and most of our basic needs. Although we don't want money to be important, we have no choice. How can you say it's not important if through money you can eat, have a shelter and inorder for us to leave long. It is necessary for us but asking too much money, that is a question now. Money can make people greedy and it's not a good sign. I want to have money because i want to live but i'm contented with the money that i have.
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Hello aisaellis22, it seem that all of us do agree that money is very important for us to live on. It provide all our daily needs. Thanks for your respond.
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• China
3 Oct 08
money is not anything,but money is very important,i think.if you has alot of money,you will be a free man,of course you could help people who need help.money cann't to anything,but you don't has money,much things you can't do.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Hi licisheng508, I do agree with you that money is not everything however with money we can also do much in life including giving happiness in term of materials. Given the choice, I want to be rich but stay humble.
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@mysdianait (66024)
• Italy
3 Oct 08
Money is necessary so of course it is important. Without money I can't pay the rent or the bills so I have to work to get it it. It's when you start getting greedy and want to much that it becomes evil in my opinion. I suppose it's like evreything - enough is right and more or less is bad. You can have too much or too little food, be underweight and suffer or overwight and suffer. Just the same with money. You suffer with too little or too much too and that's where the 'evil' part comes in. As long as it is used for necessities and NOT for wrong-doing then it is not evil but a necessity in my view.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Hi mysdianait. I can't help but fully agree with you. Thanks for your valuable comment.
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• India
4 Oct 08
hi goldwin.. obviously money is very important to me because without money we cant do anything.. but too much money is unsecure.. without money we cant pay the bill we cant eat etc.. so money is very important to me.. thanks for posting.. take care and have fun...
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi anitajayakumar, indeed money is very important to all. Thanks for the response.
@hotsummer (13112)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
not having enough money can bring disaster to any person too. cause we depend on money a lot. and our existecce now will depend on money too. if we don't have money to pay our bills and so forth. how can we exeist and continue to live decently in life if we can't even buy a new dress for us to wear. cause we can't just wear the same old clothes for long time specially when we need to go t osome formal occassions. and money will noly bring eveil when they become too much for us too handle that we can buy every thing that we wanted. but if we just have enough money for us to survivie and to bring some things that we wanted to have in life that will not be a cause of evil in this world. onlyk men will be reason of evil and ont the money itself. cause money has helped us to help other peopel as well whoare asking of our help monetarily. soemtiems i just wish i have more money so that i will be able to help other people who are in need in the streets. cause those people are so helpless . so i think that money can be a source of blessings to other people and a way to defeat evil in this world if only we know how to handle money and control money and not the other way around.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi hotsummer, in order to live a decent life we need money. I totally agree with your comment on this topic. With money we are in power over many things in life. Thanks for the sharing
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@ddp_dev (184)
• India
4 Oct 08
for me money is more important then any thing
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi ddp_dev, yes money is indeed very important in our life but to me it is not the most important thing in life. I m willy to sacrifice all the money in the world for my family life. Thanks for the response.
• China
4 Oct 08
Hey,goldwin65!In my opnion,I think money is not everything,it cannot solve all the problems in our lifes.But it is also a must.Without it we can do almost nothing,we have no food to eat,no clothes to wear.So money plays a really important role in our daily life.Money can give us joys.But if we don't use it properly,it may harm us.just as what you said,it depends on who and how he or she spends the money. hahaha
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi passenger1, you are right. It is necessary to have money and that is the reason why we work - to earn money however just don't let money take over our life and be a slave to it. Thanks for the response.
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• United States
4 Oct 08
Money is important to me in the sense that the money I earn at work allows me to have a roof over my head, food on the table, and electricity. I have student loans that will need to be repaid and other responibilities, but money is not essential to my happiness. I don't value people by the amount of money in their bank account. I am close with my friends and family because I value their time, thoughts, opinions etc. Money is not a factor.
• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi Squeakerbox Yes indeed everybody force to work in order to earn money to live and provide all the necessities in life. Thanks for the sharing.
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
money is really important as without money all my the things the i love i cant own it. Now i still studying, once i grad , i promise myself to earn money as lot as i can. Without money ppl will do evil things, but i found out that many rich ppl also like to do those evil things.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi ste_venyau. You are new in here. Welcome to mylot. Money is important to everybody including the students like you. Thanks for the sharing.
• India
3 Oct 08
Money is not everything,but it has its own role and value in the society.With out it it is very difficult to survive in this world.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi sreejithsreenivas, even the government need money to govern the country by collecting taxes. So money is important to everybody. Thanks for the sharing
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
3 Oct 08
Thanks for your posting,the priest you were talking about here did not remember the place in the bible where it is written money answereth all things,infact without money,he cannot even buy the microphone he's using, not to talk of coming to Church in his car,how will he buy gas into his Car,well i understand there are cars that are run with water today but he will still need to buy the necessary things to make the water run in his car? What the bible says is 'the LOVE of money is the root of all evils,'thesame goes for the love of Women,don't misunderstand me please,women are good ,infact having one is one of the best thing that can happen to a Man but the love of it is the root of all evil.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi alpha7, you are right about the fact that even in the bible it did mention about giving donation and this shows that even worship places need money to run and maintain the places.Thanks for the sharing
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Money is important for me, without it we will never survived. We need money to buy staple food and other things we needed daily. We needed money when some of our family members get sick. We cant go to school and become a successful person without paying out tuition fee and to do that we also need money. Everything in this world involves money. And yes a community that has no money will become chaotic since everybody will start doing illegal activities inorder to earn money. Money maybe the root of all evil but it can also be use to help make the society live in peace through providing good facilities and jobs to unemployed individual.Without money people who are starving started to get desperate and violent and doesnt anymore care about morality since they needed the money to buy food for there family.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Hi belk89, money is important in all aspect of life, society and the government. Without money, any of these will not be able to function well. Without money, the government will be having difficult time to run the country and this may leads to riot. The socety or organization need money to function and organise their activities well and smooth. Everybody need money to function as ordinary human being and enjoy life to the fullest or else we will not enjoy life an d this can lead to robbery, kidnapping etc in order to get money. thanks for the sharing.
• China
3 Oct 08
i feel money to almost each person is important ,including Bill Gates ,the richest preson in the world ,just we earn money for living ,Bill Gates use money to maintain him noble state .of course ,money is not the root of evil and not mean everyting ,it is decisioned by these people who using it .it can help the poor live a better lives ,it also can service for the bad people.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Yes, with money we can live a better life. Thanks for the response
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@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Obviously, we all need money to live, so I guess money is important in that aspect. However, my husband & I have always said that we'd never stress out if we didn't have tons of money. We believe that God will provide (as long as you are in His will) & that he will never let you go without, as long as you have faith in Him. We've seen that to be true so many times in our lives, even just in the past year & a half we've been married. Like now, for instance, he hasn't had work (he works in remodeling) for about a week & a half and bills are coming in and we're having to go without doing "fun" things, etc. But we have faith that God will take care of our needs & hopefully he'll be getting some work soon.
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3 Oct 08
ya money is very important to survive in this world but we should not forget that money is not everything. we should do something to get money but not illegal to get that. We should not lose our self respect in order to get money.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Some even sell their dignity in order to earn a living. With money, they will not do any immoral act. Thanks for the sharing