How much is too much?..
A couple of days ago, I posted on Facebook “Can You Have TOO Much Money?”. The response was huge. Here was I expecting people to say, “No, or “Yes”.. what I got was truly amazing.
So why did so many people reply? and bear in mind, some people decided to tell me why money was BAD, and also why the system is corrupt…
Can You Have TOO Much Money?
Money is a very emotional subject. The world is full of people who do not have enough. But, of course the World is also full of things to buy, things we need and things we want. Yet some people have an abundance of money. This causes envy from many people who don't have it.
Is it right to have a huge surplus of money?, here is what Glynn Sole says:
“If you have more than you need, you have too much and are partly responsible for World poverty, by hoarding it and preventing a more equal and fair distribution. Nobody has a right to be a Billionaire”.
What do you think?
Is he right or wrong ? (leave a comment below)..This was my reply.
“I think third world countries with dictators are the problem, not millionaires or billionaires as a whole. Many Billionaires and Millionaires give fortunes away. Also most of the World's jobs are supplied by the rich, not by the government”.
Again, it's all a matter of opinion. But exactly why do people get so emotional about Money?
I believe most of it stems from a human weakness that many people seem to have. Do you remember the 80's Film “Ferris Bueller's Day Off?. It was about Ferris (played by Matthew Broderick) as a high school student who had a habit of taking day's off from school. Much to his sister Jeannie's (Jennifer Grey) disgust.
It wasn't that Ferris's sister particularly wanted to bunk off school, it was the fact that her brother did and got away with it. This is what “irked” her the most, and I think it's the same with Money..
The Main Reason Most People Think Someone Has Too Much Money
I think this is one of the main reasons that people dislike people who have money, or think they have too much. They themselves don't. And this is the problem.
We live in a World where people feel “entitled”. They feel that they deserve things without putting in the work. I always laugh when these groups of people protest against Capitalism and the Rich whilst wearing Jordans, Nike's and carrying the latest iPhone..
If we have no “Rich” people, who do you think will make the latest gadgets you crave..?
Money is a very desirable commodity, despite the ramblings of many people announcing how the love of it is “Evil”.. people still want it. If you don't believe me, check how many lottery tickets are sold every week. In the UK, over 70% of people over the age of 18 play the lottery, and when there is a large “rollover” this figure can go as high as 86%.
People have a love hate relationship with money and many love to hate people who have it. However, I do believe that if you have a lot of surplus money, you should help other less fortunate people.
Especially those who can't help themselves…
YES, in an ideal world, we could all be equal and live off the fat of the land. Unfortunately in the real world, food and rent costs money and unless you have a generous government who gives you plenty of handouts, you have to work for it.
Not everyone wants to live a “bare minimum” life continually struggling, arguing with their spouse about money, no vacations and no sign of it changing in future. Some people want to improve their family's lot, give them a good life, create jobs for people and help communities…
This involves attracting more money..
I think it's high time people stopped viewing the rich as “enemies” and go out and create their own wealth. There are more opportunities today than there has ever been in any point in history. It's time to stop making excuses and just go out and do it.
What do you think ?
Let me know your thoughts below.
Peace and prosperity.