In a Facebook discussion exchange yesterday, I was asked, “Do you think it is wrong for someone to say ‘I love money’?”
Of course, I’m not the authority on what is right or wrong for someone else and always do my best not to judge others (after all, I have enough personal faults of my own – who am I to judge anyone else?).
On the other hand, I’m rarely shy about voicing my personal thoughts and opinions when I have them. And, strangely enough…I often do have them. 🙂
I believe that for one to “love money” both makes no sense, and is actually counter-productive to their goal of having money.
First, because, money itself is nothing more than a “means of exchange.” It’s simply a “concept” and concepts cannot be loved. One can love what money can allow them to do (i.e., provide for their family, travel and learn, purchase fun things, give generously to charities, etc.).
But to love the money itself is a – in my opinion – mistake in focus.
And, it’s counter-productive because to focus on a concept rather than on an end goal makes it more difficult to accomplish that goal.
In my opinion, money should be used…not loved.
As the saying goes, “Use Money and love people…rather than the other way around.” 🙂
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