[Promise to be Life Changing] Is Money the Root of All Evil?

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Wait a minute, wait a minute... Who is John Galt? :p

    Yeah, I don't agree with everything Ayn said, and I'm certainly not an Objectivist, but her analogy about the looters and the moochers was precisely right.

    The value of money is in what men and women produce, not in how they game the system. "The meek shall inherit the Earth" but only when Atlas gets sick & tired of holding it and dumps it down on them to go live his own life.

    And yes, you are not doing your friends and loved ones any favors by helping them for free. If you care about them, charge them what your work is worth.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSkyHeart
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Wait a minute, wait a minute... Who is John Galt? :p

      Yeah, I don't agree with everything Ayn said, and I'm certainly not an Objectionist, but her analogy about the looters and the moochers was precisely right.

      The value of money is in what men and women produce, not in how they game the system. "The meek shall inherit the Earth" but only when Atlas gets sick & tired of holding it and dumps it down on them to go live his own life.

      And yes, you are not doing your friends and loved ones any favors by helping them for free. If you care about them, charge them what your work is worth.


      ...I did like your post, and was going to hit the Thanks button, until you asked for it. You should edit that part out before too many people see it.
      Advice well received

      Glad that you like the post and thank you for bringing a smile to my face to meet a fellow person who have read Ayn Rand's writings
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Money is not the root of evil.

    If money is your only motivation, that's pretty sad.

    Money can make live easier if you have lots of it and it is not difficult to have lots of money if you deliver excellent products and services that people truly need.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    It is only when you allow money to be your master instead of you remaining the master of money that you have allowed evil to become your master.

    In fact, it is righteous to master your money and put it to work for you.

    Historically, if you remember the story of the 3 servants entrusted with money
    from their master, the only one who was considered evil and punished,
    was the one who buried his money in the ground instead of putting it to work
    to create returns with it.

    It is only evil when you do not make money.

    It's funny how some who are deceived decry money as evil at the beginning of the month....

    but near the end of the month they are now praying for that same money to cover their bills and it has somehow transformed into their "miracle".

    I sometimes see people online who lose hours upon hours of their time busying their day with tasks for others simply because they made the mistake of letting their "friends" know they were skilled in areas where their "friends" weren't as developed.

    They are usually of the more technically proficient sort.

    When they purchase an hour or more of my consulting time to
    complain to me about it and ask for a remedy,
    I ask them to clearly define what it is they can offer people
    with their skills.

    To think of the most commonly requested services they are losing the most time
    performing for others without reward.

    Then I instruct them to create an offer on a website and list it there
    with a buy button.

    This way, from that moment forward, any time someone asks them if they "know how to do" such and such or "can they" such and such....

    They can reply with an enthusiastic, "Sure!" "In fact, it's one of my favorite services my business provides. Here's a link where you can get us started on it. Just complete the payment and enter your details and I'll be happy to take care of it for you."

    To their surprise, they usually even get referrals.

    That's right.

    The money has been waiting there the whole time.

    They just needed to prepare to receive it.

    In one respect, you could call it positioning.

    Money is not evil. It answers all things.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Originally Posted by MaynasEric View Post

    Advice well received

    Glad that you like the post and thank you for bringing a smile to my face to meet a fellow person who have read Ayn Rand's writings

    Yeah, I was actually introduced to her works by Terry Goodkind, so that was kind of backward and I was familiar with a lot of her subject matter already.

    Like I said, I don't agree with everything she said.

    But, like she said about Aristotle, everything else he was wrong about isn't that important compared to his profound statement that "A = A"
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSkyHeart
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Yeah, I was actually introduced to her works by Terry Goodkind, so that was kind of backward and I was familiar with a lot of her subject matter already.

      Like I said, I don't agree with everything she said.

      But, like she said about Aristotle, everything else he was wrong about isn't that important compared to his profound statement that "A = A"
      Thank you MikeTucker, has been a long time since I saw "A=A" again.

      "A is A: Aristotle's Law of Identity
      Everything that exists has a specific nature. Each entity exists as something in particular and it has characteristics that are a part of what it is"

      Perhaps when applied as a concept in the business world, seems to make things much more direct.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brenny76065
      The Bible does not state that money is the root of all evil; it states that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Big difference.

      Having money is not evil. Committing sin in the pursuit of money is evil, as is not sharing with the less fortunate once you have it. Just my opinion......
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      • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSkyHeart
        Originally Posted by Brenny76065 View Post

        ...Having money is not evil. Committing sin in the pursuit of money is evil, as is not sharing with the less fortunate once you have it. Just my opinion......
        Thank you Brenny for indicating a point which wasn't present in the original post. Cheers and appreciate the important point too!
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
        Originally Posted by MaynasEric View Post

        Thank you MikeTucker, has been a long time since I saw "A=A" again.

        "A is A: Aristotle's Law of Identity
        Everything that exists has a specific nature. Each entity exists as something in particular and it has characteristics that are a part of what it is"

        Perhaps when applied as a concept in the business world, seems to make things much more direct.

        Yes, Ayn Rand pointed out that that simple statement can be seen as the bedrock foundation for everything that all human knowledge is built upon. What is, is-- What exists, exists.

        It is the philosophy that refutes the idea that objective truth cannot be known, and that humans can never really perceive anything about reality (and thus cannot be trusted to make their own decisions.)

        Despite the fact that she vehemently disagreed with Aristole on many other things, she respected him and gave him praise for that key idea.

        Likewise, despite the fact that I completely disagree with Rand on many other things, I absolutely love her analogies of the Looters and the Moochers.



        Originally Posted by Brenny76065 View Post

        The Bible does not state that money is the root of all evil; it states that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Big difference.

        Having money is not evil. Committing sin in the pursuit of money is evil, as is not sharing with the less fortunate once you have it. Just my opinion......


        Yes, 1st Timothy, some chapter some verse, can't remember exactly. I don't think the statement was meant to be taken literally, and it was just a catchy headline to get peoples' attention so that they would pay attention to important lessons about being too greedy.

        I love money for all of the wonderful things it does for my family, my church, and my chosen charities. I pursue money with intense focus, and firmly believe in every human's right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Money.



        Unless there is a mistranslation there, I don't think any evil comes from it.
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        • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSkyHeart
          Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post


          I love money for all of the wonderful things it does for my family, my church, and my chosen charities. I pursue money with intense focus, and firmly believe in every human's right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Money.



          Unless there is a mistranslation there, I don't think any evil comes from it.
          In all respect, definitely one of the best explanations I have heard in a long long time. Cheers, you rock!
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  • Profile picture of the author bodegazine
    Money is not the root of evil at all!

    Money can take care of your basic needs and help you and it can be your source of happiness because you buy or go wherever you wanna be. It is only bad when in the pursuit of money you forget to have a life, ignore your relationships and just be obsessed with having more and more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I certainly disagree about "money is the root of all evil". We can do anything if we had money, as long it is for a good and useful purpose. We can say that it's the root of all evil if we spent it for useless purposes.
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