Everything in modern society is based on money. As the saying goes, money makes the world go around. Parents object to their daughters' marriages unless their future sons-in-laws have jobs with good prospects. Many young people marry for money rather than love. Security is more important than happiness. Some people in Shanghai would even trade their self-esteem for money. Materialism influences education, too. Students acquire knowledge not for its own sake, but for a bigger wage. Students choose business courses rather than liberal arts for the sake of earning big money in the future. Very few people want to be teachers because teaching is not a lucrative profession. More emphasis is put on material life than on spiritual life in modern society. People do anything in their power to earn money to buy their houses, furniture, cars, etc. People are trained to be acquisitive from an early age and are not considered successful unless they make good money. People spend most of their lives struggling frantically to keep up with their neighbors. Wealthy nations can succeed by offering their poorer talented neighbors bigger salaries. Financial rewards for pop stars make many people envy them. A desire to earn more money is nothing to be ashamed of. Deng Xiao-ping said, "To get rich is glorious."
Being poor is not very much fun.
Being rich allows you to do what you want.
If you are rich, many people want you for a friend.
It is easier to marry well if you are wealthy.
Being wealthy allows you to enjoy life to the fullest. The man who has the money makes the rules.
You can also say that even if you have tons of education and wisdom, you will need money to survive or prosper in the world. Also you can say that without money you can't really get a good education without any money.
This can be compared to the egg and chicken riddle (which came...