Money, money, money… a piece of metal or paper that runs the world. Humanity agreed to give this metal or paper tradable value; whether it is for time or goods. The problem is that people lost a sense of direction and money stopped being a measure and became a destination. People work for the money and not for pleasure; people lie and cheat for money; people even get married and murder – just for money.
What happened to humanity?
A study conducted in the USA found that most people believe that happiness will be achievable with a raise of 20% to their income. Other studies found that among the wealthier levels of society we could find higher levels of boredom and discontentment. Sad, isn’t it? Human beings have needs beyond the basic needs of survival, but how did we get to the point where our possessions dictate the level of our happiness? How is that possible that children learn that money is more important than honesty, loyalty and justice?
It is very important to distinguish between our goals and dreams to the means we will use along the way. Money is very important but it will not make us as happy as following our calling and passion. The challenge, the hunger and the aspiration of achieving the dream, are what brings joy into our hearts. As soon as we embrace love, creativity and ambition as our guiding values, reality will smile at us and money will go back to its’ natural place as a mean.
I hope your life revolves around true happiness and love. If you feel lost, try to reflect and see which “wrong” turn you took that made you settle about your life. It may be your job, your relationship or where you live – be real so you can find the source.
We should invest our time in happiness and not in money. You can ALWAYS get more money, but NEVER more time.
Until next time, sending you Peace, Love & Hope.