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I Think Some People Care Too Much About Money

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    I find people's obsession with money to be

    repugnant. In this country, the good ol' USA, too many people worship money as if it were a god or something.  Money is an evil.  It corrupts people and society.  At best, money is a necessary evil that one needs for food, lodging, heat, and other basic necessities...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    I just got back from a service trip,

    and I think it completely changed my view on many things. I live in a wealthy town, and I hate to say it, but I was pretty materialistic even though I didn't realize it. Anyways, I was at an orphanage in Nicaragua. If you don't know, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    In High School, some girls

    and boys did not want to hang out with me because they thought I was a bitchy girl that would discriminate others. The girls were always criticising me because of my shoes and clothes. They always said I was a spoiled brat. They were always talking trash about me. Even my...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Many people have acquired an unquenchable thirst

    for money and power. This is now a world that revolves around greed and materialism. We're basically living a life similar to that of the characters in, "The Great Gatsby". For those of you unfamiliar with the book, It's written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and describes a society...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    "Poverty is not an accident.

    Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings
    jkondar jkondar 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 2

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    Money....Money....Money!

    Great song! But I digress... money is the root of all evil: of that, I am certain. I have never had more than I needed nor have I desired more than I have. Of course my perspective, since childhood, has been from the vantage point of a middle class citizen. I worry about my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14

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    I didn't have much money growing up,

    but there was love all around my extended family. When I first got married we could barely rub two pennies together, but we were happy figuring out how to get by. We both worked hard and somehow drifted apart, with each of us busy with our careers We became comfortable in the...
    HardTimesGuy HardTimesGuy 61-65, M May 30

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    What about friends? about Family?

    About having fun? Money is of course important but it is not everything and you can't buy everythinng you really need in life.
    Julia1600 Julia1600 16-17, F 2 Responses May 24

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    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I think all in life I want

    that certain someone I will love and love me back. I never worried about the amount of money I had, though it would be good. I think "all you need is love ".
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11

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    it's not about the money we don't need ur

    money we just wanna make the world dance :)
    Negiin Negiin 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    $ Money- Yes, we all need money to live,

    survive, indulge ourselves, in what we like, etc, but money is not everything, & we certainly can't take it with us when we die. I am all for saving money & being responsible with it- not living beyond my means. I've always been good with my finances ever since I got my first...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Jan 24

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    Not until I lost the most important person in

    my life, as cliche as it may sound, I wouldn't realize that it't not always about the money. I was bargaining to Him, I could trade whatever I have just for Him to prolong his life, but in the end, I still lost that someone.
    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    why do people care about making money

    so much? i always think relations are more important.
    rameenshahidd rameenshahidd 16-17, F 5 Responses May 30

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    I believe money can be the evil of us all ,

    I know we need it , but greed , and possessions , create decided , cultures among us all
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    This year Christmas will be harder

    than usual. After the divorce and moving into my grandparents house,we are struggling to make it through the holidays. Most of my family members are freaking out over money issues,but I think everyone is missing the point of the holiday. Maybe we won't get as many gifts this...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    You Can't Really Blame Someone For Caring Too

    Much About Money When We Live In A World That Requires You To Have It To Live
    YoungFly YoungFly 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    we all have our shortcomings ,

    ,,,no such thing as human flaw,only judgment of differences 
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    How Long Will It Last?

    How long will it take to see this monetary system go down? I don't have a clue, I know though it will! It is not the question "will it", no the real question is "when will it". xW
    wannashareit wannashareit 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Money is important, but I would never ruin my

    wife and children's lives in my pursuit of money. It's not right that my father hides money and lies to his family because of money. I will never be that obsessed with money.
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    I understand that we need money to live,

    but some people act ridiculous with money. Some people may have a family member that needs help and the one that is most financially able to help won't help. Money is meant to spent, yes, save what you need to save, pay what you need to pay but what's wrong with helping someone...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Money IS NOT the root to all evil.

    That's a stupid thing to say. The LOVE OF money is the root to all evil. It's funny how people are so adamant about quoting "what they read in the bible" when it clearly says THE LOVE of money is the root. Did you really read it? It's when you make money an idol, when you want...
    BrokenWingedAngel BrokenWingedAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    A Coin

    I think that it is a waste of time to care too much about money. Even having too much money seems rather unpleasant to me because when you do, apparently you inevitably feel the need to make sure that you don't lose it, worse: you want it to grow. Think of what you could do with...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 7 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Money Money Money

    I don't worship money.   I do respect it.   I twice got into debt when I was younger and it taught me a valuable lesson -don't.   Once in debt it is very hard to get out of.  I am very good with money,and understand a little about how to get it.   The biggest trick...
    javeachica javeachica 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Money Doesn't Make The World Go Round. Gravity Does

    If you never think you don't have enough money, you never will. Some people just keep moving the goalposts further and further, live a certain lifestyle and worry about losing it. You can't take it with you when you die, money burns faster than bones.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    Money isn't even real

    so why not at least use it to help others?
    ashley2483 ashley2483 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I've seen people date someone just

    because of the money. Honestly, I don't care about the money. Don't buy me things or spend money on me. You worked hard and earned that for yourself. I will never date someone just for the money. I don't understand why people do that.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I Wish It Didnt Exist

    I honestly believe money is stupid, yes i do have a job and i do use it but i couldnt care less about money.. i often try to spend as much money on my friends who i believe need it... they usually dont want to take it however coz they feel bad but i want them to take it coz they...
    Chiarana Chiarana 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I'm almost spent on my good graces.

    I'm over being the giver. I'm never taken care of. My kids are the only ones that deserve my all not some immature "ManBoy". I'm almost to the end of my rope with him. I've given my time, my body, my resources, advice, moral support and I don't think he's even given it a...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    slaved away in college

    for 6 yrs. Got a good job with a college degree and hard work. Do you think I want to be with some girl that after college was lazy and never bettered herself. Partied and now wants to share my assets in marriage. It's 2014. 2 income households at $50,000 per spouse will net $10...
    LoveRobbery LoveRobbery 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    "Most people take our monetary system

    for granted, and are shocked to learn that the government doesn't issue our money. Almost all of it is created by loans made “out of thin air” as bookkeeping entries by private banks. For this sleight-of-hand, they charge interest, making a tidy profit for doing essentially...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M Jul 17

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    Simply put, when you make money your highest

    priority, all other things fall by the wayside, until your fortune begins working you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1

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    Having money is nice

    and it is a means to an end, of sorts, however, Money Can't Buy Love!! Without the Emotional Intimacy or whatever a person needs personally, money is Not the "End All, Beat All!" My H makes an incredible living and has been a fabulous provider , however, there IS MORE to Life...
    fnightmare fnightmare 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    andrewjoe andrewjoe 51-55, M Jun 26

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    It's really surprising

    and disturbing the things people do to acquire more and more money; even at the expense of others.
    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    Apparently. But that will change soon.

    Monsanto stole american farms. So food will be money soon. If a polar shift dont wreck much.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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    And I'm one of those people

    but I'm not prepared to be poor .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 24

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    ...including me sometimes.

    ..we can deny it all we want but money are power and entertainment. But sadly some things cannot be paid for, and those are the real things.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    When I was young I was brought up constantly

    being told that money was scarce and that we couldn't spare even a single dollar on "unnecessary" things. This has roots in the hardships of Asian heritage, but is inconsistent and out of place in todays modern society and western culture. So now everytime I have money I agonize...
    BenignSoul BenignSoul 22-25, M Apr 21

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    I don't care about getting a job right

    now because for one, I wouldn't be paid enough for my service. $9 is not enough for 60 minutes of my time. I'll just stay in school right now.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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