One of the most commonly quotes when it comes to money is, “Money is the root of all evil.” When you explore people’s money beliefs, one of the ones that comes up a lot is that money is evil, having money is evil, etc. Two things. One, the actual quote says it’s the love of money that is the root of all evil. Two, it’s not the money, it’s the person that makes something evil if there is evil being done.
My personal belief is you can do more good in the world once you taken care of yourself. When you make enough money and you take care of yourself, you have lots of energy to create more money and then you can do really good things with it.
I am always finding evidence that what I believe is true. Facebook makes a lot of money. Last night I saw they’ve added a suicide prevention system into Facebook. That will make Mark Z. no money and in fact probably cost him a lot of money to have it coded and implemented. It’s a great example of what you can do when you make money.
Money is not the root of all evil. Money simply shines a light on whoever you already are. If you’re a good person, you’ll do good things with money. If you’ve ever had the feeling or thought or belief that money is evil and so you keep it at bay, make a list of all the good things you would do if a pile of money just fell in your lap. My guess is not one of them is evil. In fact, your list would probably add a lot of good to the world.