I Hate That We Need Money to Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,397 People

    basedSnowman basedSnowman
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    Wolves do that pay rent.

    Fish have no water bill. The eagle doesn't pay air fare. I literally sprang forth from this planet. From nothing but my parents and the food they ate. I exist because this planet exists. The planet wasn't built with money, it just happened. So why the **** should I have to...
    steviehunt steviehunt
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    I honestly hate the fact

    that we need money, couldn't it be loyalty and trust that can be developed that can form a system to make the world go round?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 24, 2015

    If money don't exist,

    would you still be chasing the same dream?
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    Today I got paid and it all went bye,

    bye after I had to pay $1500 for someone else's f-up! Damn I hate that we need money to survive!! Oh well. Still have a roof over my head, clothes and food. Everything is going to be just super!!
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970
    41-45, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    What happened to trading?

    So much simpler.
    PampassClasse PampassClasse
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Like honestly , it's just paper .

    Now for phones and extras , that's understandable . But for water , foo, clothes , housing ... That's lame
    alyssabay alyssabay
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    I would make an amazing Tank Girl!

    let's just remove the monetary system wear ripped tights drive tanks by riding the huge gun and make friends with genetically mutated kangaroos and then sing lets fall in love at top of our voices! xxxx
    BipolarChick1983 BipolarChick1983
    31-35, F
    Aug 20, 2015
    bliss10 bliss10
    26-30, F
    Aug 22, 2015
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    It's sad that no one can succeed in this world

    without a piece of paper. Humans has let money control them..
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19

    What I hate about out money system is

    that we need money to actually survive. If you don't have money, you don't have food, or water, or a place to sleep in safety away from the cold. It seems so stupid to have to pay to actually have the right to survive, to live. It's a right given to us when we're born, yet...
    AliasTaylor AliasTaylor
    18-21, F
    Aug 31, 2014
    samanthasince samanthasince
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    I'm tired and mad ! My parents have no money

    they never saved any money for our future , my brother is the one who take care of us the one who pay the rent the one who give us every thing , but like please he need to save for his future and my parents don't care !!! They are taking advantage of him I'm sick of them I'm...
    jazara jazara
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    I'm on the verge of applying

    for a loan. Down to about fifteen bucks until payday, and all of my bills for the month to pay. It's so frustrating...
    fuzzynerd fuzzynerd
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    Struggling

    So I am really struggling with money at this point. I am a massage therapist and recently quit my job at a big spa that I worked at for almost 3 years. I left because the company was corrupt and wanted to take even more of my money than they already were. I left on a pretty good...
    marleychick23 marleychick23
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

    I like to daydream sometimes

    that I could start a coop with some friends, grow our own food, and slowly save up and invest in solar electricity and 'green energy' to the point where as a small community, we would be completely sustainable. No reliance on the rest of the world at all.
    dabram71 dabram71
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Oct 7, 2014

    The fact the poor people continue to be poor

    while the rich remain happy is quite ridiculous. Just a thought though, when you really look at it there should be no such thing as poverty for before money everyone lived happily and healthy. Money has absolutely NO VALUE whatsoever without the people. So...people are going...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I hate how money is such a major thing in this

    world. and it's all most people seem to care about anymore. it's sad really.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Dec 16, 2014
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 31

    Your all calling it money.

    Its currency there is a very important difference. Money is good and very useful. Currency on the other hand is BAD for anyone who is middle to low class
    aScousersTales aScousersTales
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    I hate money and I hate Capitalism.

    It's music to my ears when people criticize the USA
    Eddy4444 Eddy4444
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    it doesn't make since

    that people can die of starvation just because they don't have a pice of paper to exchange for food when when we have more then enough to feed the hole world. and wast enough to feed those without.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    I differ put me in a forest with warm clothing

    an I cud survive I reckon xxx
    BipolarChick1983 BipolarChick1983
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    I hate money, money is the biggest cancer in

    this world. Unfortunately we need that **** even for food or studies, if you don't have money in this ******* planet it is like you have no right to exist. Money shouldn't exist.
    EternalYahiko EternalYahiko
    18-21, M
    Oct 4, 2015

    I hate wasting money it's

    such a horrible feeling... How can something that's just made up be so important..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    I may be a lil ignorant here.

    but who the hell even thought money was better then bartering? we complicated everything. it promotes stereotypes, theiving and deception. ( just a few i can think of...) where is that good? a necessity? WHY????
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    why should we run behind the soul less money

    instead of it follows human beings? who gave the super power to that money to control us?. If money is powerful than us then are we slave to it? 😒.
    joymoon143 joymoon143
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 25

    This exact topic I have talked about many times

    with friends, and I get really into it. Upsets me a lot.
    WackedWasp WackedWasp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    Goodbye Money!!!!

    Money has put so many limitations on our lives and has turned most of humanity into a money hungry, money seeking and money worshiping species. I wish money was never created, that humanity had evolved beyond the need to control and to dominate or be superior to one another. I...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2013

    We're led by a piece of paper with printed

    numbers on them. Let that sink in... Money is a social construct that unfortunately rules the world. People kill for that, divide families, lie, cheat, fight, bash each other; when the real richness is health, family, friends, it's love... We're so blinded, and that's...
    flexinfinessin flexinfinessin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    I hate that the money we have is

    so easily manipulated. I feel like it's a game that I never agreed to the rules of. I can't just work hard and save my money because of Inflation, with each day the money I have is worth less than the day before. If I get a 1% raise at work it's really a pay cut because that...
    princessmonaco princessmonaco
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    At the end of the day you're another day older.

    And that's all you can say for the life of the poor ... And there's nothing that anyone's giving. What is it for? One day less to be living. At the end of the day. -- Les Miserables, At The End Of The Day These past few months I have been thinking about life, the feeling that...
    Einwulf Einwulf
    31-35, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    If we got rid of the monetary system,

    everyone could have and do most anything they wanted, we would all be happier and treat each other better, everyone could excell, a world to dream for!!!
    kkaattss kkaattss
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2014

    i hate money so much.

    i hate it. i HATE IT.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    What if we just went back to the days of

    bartering and trading. How wealthy everyone would feel then :)
    Jonsey3 Jonsey3
    36-40, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    The need to make money has ruined a lot of

    people's happiness. The need for money crushed dreams. Prevented certain opportunities and derailed others.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    Plz I am in an urgent need of your assistance

    becauseI am a single mother living alone with my daughter, she has no fatherand I am jobless for the moment still looking for job, I should paythe rent, babysitter, electricity, the doctor, medicines, food and so on.But, I don't have money even to buy food for her and myself.It...
    ahlamsirine ahlamsirine
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015
    FrankGrayFox FrankGrayFox
    31-35, M
    Aug 19, 2015

    Why money is everything?

    They say money is not important but **** that's a big lie you tell yourself. Because we all know it is important. We can't survive without it in this society that is almost ruled by money. Let's be practical. Money can change everything. If only money grow in a tree, i will...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    I am in desperate need of a car!

    Please read my story...i am extremely desperate. gofundme.com/wxvpew
    abis17 abis17
    31-35, F
    Jun 14, 2015

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