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Why is Money the most precious good in our today’s life

By taking the time to learn how to manage money properly, we create a much easier future for ourselves.

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About money, it is always easier to take than to give! — Anonymous

Since its appearance, money has become the most precious good on earth. It makes us do terrible things to each other. Many are even willing to die for it or, worse, kill for it.

Everything happening is related somehow to money.

We all work to earn money to buy goods and to have a more comfortable life.

Businesses provide us with all the goods we need, but the first objective of any enterprise is to make money, as they are first created to generate income for their owners.

Governments created tax systems to generate more income to maintain the services they provide to the citizens.

We all pay taxes for any services we receive or not sometimes.

Drugs were first elaborated to cure, and soon some people discovered that they could be addictive, so they created a black market for it, making easy money and forgetting about the collateral damages.

We all like entertainment. It is part of today’s lives, but, again, it’s only “money talk.”

For music and cinema, forget about it if it is not a big hit assured. The price to create a movie has become excessive to the point that great films with real stories that last are relatively non-existent today. They do not sell enough!

For music, it is about the same thing. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that it has been a while since we didn’t saw a group which lasted longer than five years. Where are the U2, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden and others? Today is all about one-hit wonder!

The Social media industry is getting into the money circle too. How many of us are trying to make income from those platforms?

It is in our DNA to be competitive against each other. People like to feel they can be better than their pair in many ways, and money can provide that.

Sadly if you do not have money, you have nothing; you are a nobody. But is that truly a bad thing?

At which height do we feel we have enough stuff? Do we really need to be somebody famous, having no private life?

Social media pushes all those “fake success fame things” mainly to sell. The gurus behind it want you to dream big and then spend big.

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is. — Oscar Wilde

As long as I can remember, I have been told that money is important and I have to respect it.

I came from a low-middle-class family. My parents have worked all their lives and retired with not much left.

My dad had a poor relationship with money. They struggle almost all their lives to make ends meet.

I was thirteen when I first glimpsed their money struggles. That was when I started to earn my own money. I had my first job in the strawberry fields, and I could help my parents with that money.

I still help them from time to time, but now they are retired, and it is mainly to give them some loose.

Like many others, I had to learn about money by myself mostly. I struggled, earned a lot, lost it and started again to get where I am today.

I learned to be smart with my money, even if it can be challenging, especially because I have a wife who likes to spend and buy luxury stuff.

I am in my fifties, and I can say that I am pretty pleased with our today’s money management as a couple. The most important thing is that we have learned from our mistakes.

Our worst enemy today is instant gratitude. Everything is created to make the buying experience easier; with a click and ding-dong, it’s at your doorstep.

We must be more conscious about how we spend our money and, mostly, for what purpose exactly!

As parents, we have to teach our kids how to manage money. It is undoubtedly not in school nor with the institutions that they will learn.

Banks are there to take our money, not to help us manage it. Governments are the same, if not worst. Taxes are never enough, and they seem to have real problems managing all the money they receive.

I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money. — Thomas Sowell

So it is all about us. Success in life depends a lot on how intelligent we are with money.

We must respect it, and to do so, we must become aware of how much time it costs us to earn our money. That is the best advice I learned over the years.

Read, and watch videos and courses about money. There is no need to go as far as learning the stock system but a bit more than the basics, and you will see how much difference it will make in your life!

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. — Ayn Rand
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