This will be short and not-so-sweet.
The root of all evil, so we hear.
The reason most of us get out of bed in the morning.
I say most because some actually get up and are thankful they can get out of bed. God bless.
I am personally so fed up with the way that money controls everyone's lives that I actually made it a personal quest to absolutely angle my life away
from the love that most people have for it.
It is a control effort.
I believe it is used as the one single thing that can tell someone how to live, work and play.
Face it, without money, our 'society' would crash...
Without money, this empire would cease to exist.
Ever since childhood, I was raised (forced) to think that the only thing to do in life is make money.
Now, there were other things I was taught but this takes precedence over all.
Make more money! Go to School (college)! Feed the machine!
Don't worry about anything else until you make more money!
Why? I ask? After 30 years of listening to them.
Why struggle my entire life to think that money will be the answer to all of life's questions.
Why are we all like this?
Well, I believe that the answer lies within.
This life...this 'dream', is all what we make it.
We are told and raised to believe that he who has the most money is the most powerful.
So in theory, we are brought up to make as much money as possible to be more powerful than the previous generation?
Is that what we are?
Just another endless struggle?
Look back at yourself and realize the one thing you fought hard for your entire life.
I bet 95% of you can actually relate it to money or wealth in some form.
I hate to be proven wrong here, but I see it all too much. Especially in these days.
I have yet to find people who actually see it the way I see it.
The process of acquiring wealth.
The insatiable appetite of greed.
Once it starts, it's hard to stop.
What is wealth?
That is relative to the person asking the question.
Because wealth, to Western society (and others) is MONEY, and wealth to native people (the few left), is within.
Why this discrepancy?
Why are we taught this from an early age?
Even the poor, strive to be rich.
And the rich, strive to get richer.
I hate when I mention money to people, their eyes light up.
Seriously. If I say, "I will give you $100"... for absolutely no reason...they are extremely positive.
But if I say, "I will teach you how to fish"...they roll their collective eyes.
What is more important?
Is this the biggest conspiracy?
Is this the true battle between good and evil?
Am I the only one who thinks like this? (rhetorical)
There are many angle's and thoughts about money, the corruption and distribution of it...
Why so many empires have rose and failed. (can base it all on wealth)
Why the American Empire is failing. (definitely because of money)
Why we have made it Number #1 in our lives.
The religious side of me comes out and wonders what really should be number one...
But, I digress.
My thought's are extremely different than those I associate with and I hardly bring up the subject.
It's as if there is no answer. As if I'm asking the ultimate question.
I don't see the need to strive one's entire life to see how much money one can make.
I have no idea why this is even something to teach our youth.
But it is.
We don't teach them necessary skills to survive without the luxuries of life.
Instead we teach them to keep educating themselves so that they can make more money.
Because as we all know by now.
Money makes this world go 'round.
...and I hate it.
That is what amps me.
If this isn't long enough for the entry, please let me know, I don't have a word counter.
edit on 11-1-2011 by havok because: added and
subtracted to multiply the division.