Is Money More Important Than Your Life?

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A child asks his father to give him twenty five dollars without a reason. His father questions his son’s need for money; however, he still gives his son what he has asked for. After receiving the money, the son asks his father how much he gets paid per hour of work. His father answers that. With the salary of a doctor, he is paid fifty dollars for each hour of work at the hospital. Then the little child holds his father’s hand and leads him to his little room, takes him to his bed, and then turns over his pillow. It surprises the father when he sees another twenty five dollars already laying there. It is the money that the little son asked his mother to give him the other day. Now, he gives all of the fifty dollars to his father as a payment for one hour to stay and play with him. Does this little story make you think? Does this situation sound familiar to you? Why does the child have to do this? It’s because of money; money cut off the link between the father and the son. Many people think that money is more important than anything in their live; however, there is still something very important that money can’t buy. Money is very powerful and can help people buy everything they want, achieve whatever they need. That is the thought of most of the populace. Many people include the word money when they were asked to pick five things considered important to their lives. In a short article, “Money, Markets and Madness,” Vanessa Baird addresses “…what money means to us as human beings: the extraordinarily dominant role it plays in our societies, in our psyches, and in determining our very survival” (2). People use it every day to trade goods, such as buying clothes, food, and shelter. In this way, money is important to humans because it is used to exchange goods based on their needs. However, because of greed, some people turn it into something more important than their lives. They try to get as much money as they can even when they have to go out and do the bad...
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