Hey OCB :)<quoted text>Very true.
People often misquote by saying: Money is the root of all evil.
But that's not the quote- the quote is: For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.
While I don't buy into the majority of bible scripture, the above is certainly true enough.
Greed is a terrible thing.
I hope you are well.
I think it's close, but still no cookie. The Prophet Muhammed said it more accurately. "Love of the world is the root of all evil".
There is a subtle but important difference. Physically, money is worthless. I cannot even wipe my butt in comfort using money. It's a worthless piece of paper. Money in and of itself, is worthless. But money is important, because it can be traded for things that have some worth, things that add value to life.
Money is just a liquid commodity. Accurately speaking, no one really likes money, let alone loves money. Accurately speaking, people love what money can buy. They love what money can be traded for. Money can be traded for food, clothes, a house, a car, a boat, certain services etc. Worldly, material items, that bring people value and comfort in life.
But when we love these material items too much, then it becomes destructive. People can choose to buy a sports car, over their children's education, or buying a fancy mansion, over investing in a business that'll create employment for others.
A moral or ethical balance has to be attained. People aren't greedy for money. They're greedy for what money can buy, however unnecessary it may be.