Like it, Loathe it, Want it, Waste it. But you just cannot ignore it, What is the value of money, that rumpled piece of printed paper in your wallet that the world bows to its power? The secret lies in your own mind!!!
Let's talk money! Mammon's earthly incarnation. Satan's weapon of temptation. Capitalism's rightful expression. We are talking about a piece of paper, right? A scrap created from wooden goo that wouldn't even fetch a glass of water if used for trade on the basis of its actual worth.
So what makes money tick? We love it, we condemn it. We go all out to get as much of it as we can, then we berate it for being a temptation! We live with it and realize our dreams through it, yet are the first to say 'money can't buy everything'. Why?
But then, how do you evaluate the worth of something that in itself defines worth, at least commercially? Is money a capitalist weapon for exploitation? Or the most tactile evaluation and reward of our capabilities?
Perhaps it's only fair that we begin with one of the few people who actually championed money and its philosophical and ethical worth.