Money Is The Root Of Evil – True Or False?
Money Is The Root Of Evil – True Or False
“Money is the root of all evil.”
We hear people say this all the time, but is it true?
It is true. At least to the people that speak it. It’s true for them because words become beliefs. It’s true for them because they believe it. When we are conditioned to believe something from a young age we tend to find examples to back up our beliefs, and if you are determined to prove your point you will find many of examples to back it up.
I prefer to focus on the good things money does for people.
How could money be the root of all evil? Money is paper. SOME PEOPLE, very few, but some people, may have intentions that might be considered evil, but money in itself is nothing, it is neither good nor bad. What you DO with money may be considered good or bad.
Some of the richest people in the world are the most giving. Giving away huge percentages of their income to charities and those in need. Ironically, those that say money is evil most often do not give even a portion of their money away.
Ironically, the majority of people who say money is the root of all evil buy lotto tickets and enter every money competition on earth…
but – what if they won?
Would they become evil…?
Another one of my favorites is: “The rich got there by “stepping on others to get there” or “The rich get richer and poor get poorer”… because the rich are “greedy”, right?
It couldn’t be that the rich got rich by providing enormous value to others, could it?
Let’s look at Oprah as an example. One of the richest females on earth. She earned her money because of her deep care for other human beings, not from her relentless search for more dollar bills. She’s not ripping others off, she’s been improving millions of lives through her work, and has done for years, she’s rewarded for it, and she continues gives back.
Tony Robbins and his family grew up in severe financial circumstances. Their family was often unable to put food on the table. Due to the generosity of someone he never met, his family was fed at Thanksgiving. Based on this act of kindness Tony decided to dedicate his life to helping others. In 2016 alone Tony’s charities fed over 100 million people that couldn’t afford a meal. That is the power of money. That is money put to use for GOOD.
It’s important those without don’t generalize those with. It’s important those who don’t have money, don’t talk negatively about it, because the more negative you get toward a subject, the less likely you will ever have it.
The bottom line is, EVERYONE can do far better, for themselves, and for others WITH MONEY.
Money can be used for GREAT
or desired for all the wrong reasons.
I choose to have money, and I choose to do good with it.
WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE ?
What is your relationship with money like? What beliefs do you have around money? Is it hard to come by? Is it evil? Do you create money for the benefit of any others? Ironically, the phrase “Money is the root of all evil” is a misquote from the original, which was “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil” 2 very different meanings, 1 created by someone with a very negative belief towards money. I choose to LOVE money because I LOVE what money can do for those in need on this planet.