What if Money Didn’t Matter

We live in a society, check that, a WORLD where money is the be all, end all. It’s not about what you do, but rather how much you make doing what you do. Monetary value is more important than the social value of the job itself. We grow up inoculated and manipulated by what kind of life is worth living; that a life of wealth is better than a life in middle or lower class America. The ideal that our lives will not be memorable unless we leave a lasting imprint; an imprint lined with beautiful jewels and 100 dollar bills. We are indoctrinated from a young age that those who have acquired wealth are somehow superior to those who have not acquired vast reserves of wealth. It was never taken into perspective how that wealth came about. Did they do it in such a way that their basic values and morals were compromised? Has it helped foster an idea or product that is for the overall benefit of society? Last, and most importantly, is the path they took to become so wealthy what they dreamed of when they were young? We dream of being firefighters, police officers and doctors, not Wall Street moguls or CEO’s of companies that you never even heard of growing up. Maybe it is in the pursuit of the American dream that we lose our sense of doing what we love. American’s value stories of people going from, “Rags to Riches.” What is often forgotten is how the wealthy  go from being poor to wealthy. Was it about doing what you love or doing what had the highest likelihood of making you wealthiest? So as you watched this video, are you on the right path to doing what you love, or do you find yourself in the pursuit of wealth, going after the money rather than your own happiness? What if money didn’t matter?

 

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