I was thinking the other day how easy it is to put money on a pedestal and treat it as the cure for any problem. If we had money, we think, we could achieve our dreams, mend our relationships, improve our appearance, and essentially get everything we always wanted.
Here’s Some Symptoms We Worship Money…
- Make decisions based on how much money something costs or how much money it will make us.
- Put most, if not all, our attention on ways to get more of it.
- Set money goals — how much we want and by what date.
- Sacrifice something of value to get more money, like working overtime instead of being with loved ones.
- Let it upset us when we don’t have it.
- Use money to relieve boredom.
- Try to buy love with money.
- Use money to relieve guilt, like giving our kids things because we feel guilty for working.
- Base our self-worth on how much money we have.
Money is valuable and it may need to be respected, but it should not be revered. Money is a means to an end. It is the train into the station, but it’s not the destination. Don’t glorify money and let it lead you into a lonely, unsatisfying dead end.
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