Two Attitudes Toward Money

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Labog, Michael John R. August 04, 2011

II-21 BSE Social Science Prof. Ali Anudin

Two attitudes toward money

Money is a necessity for every individual in order to survive everyday living. For most people in the capitalistic world, money is the first thing and sometimes the only thing that measures success in life. Money can buy power, fame, time and even life. However, money is just the first common one, but not the only one. There are two attitudes or approaches in handling money.

The first attitude towards money is that, money controls a person’s life, as if money is everything and can control the entire universe. Usually, those people who treat money as the real source of happiness and security get dependent on it. They use money to make them feel that they are superior among others. They also use money to control the mindset of people, like during election; they use money for vote-buying. Truly, money can be the source of all evil because when you have money, you can almost do everything you want.

People’s attitudes towards money are not the same. The second attitude towards money is that, money is just a temporary thing. They always keep in mind that money is not everything, that money can be lost instantly through a variety of uncontrollable situations. They accept the fact that they can’t control everything, and that circumstances may come that may lead to loss of everything they have.

In conclusion, money is really a necessity for every individual in order to survive everyday living. But money is just the first common one and not the only one.

The most common myth about money is that having more will you secure and happy. It won’t, money can be lost instantly through a variety of uncontrollable situation. Real security and happiness can only be found in that which can never be taken away...
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