Making Money? Is it Evil...or Heavenly?

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Opting for Wealth: Part 1

Please read Your Personal Treasure Barge before reading this article.

Obtaining wealth may only be your first step toward serving your primeval instinct for survival. Many individuals never achieve this goal, and any further instincts for greater causes are left undone.

Once you understand that creating wealth is inherently healthy because of the conserving effect, you will understand that it is natural and right.

More than that, it is a responsibility that almost every human has when he is born into this world. Others may choose to concentrate their efforts upon other activities, but for you the cou rse is clear. Obtain wealth for now. Loftier goals can be achieved at another time.

No longer should you possess the vague idea that obtaining wealth is a selfish endeavor, based upon your greed. Instead it can be the reason for which you were born.

Perhaps inside of you is a candle that has been burning for many years.

This burning desire has caused you discomfort and uneasiness, but you found yourself unable to identify your discomfort. Something just wasn't right.

You Make The Choices

Others advise you to “get a job” and seek a life that is secure and comfortable. If security, comfort and entertainment in front of the television represent your prime reasons for existence, you will never create wealth. You were not given the miracle of life to live in comfortable existence.

Many individuals deny the whisperings within their souls and encourage others to join them in their quest for a comfortable and easy life. You can refuse to deny these inner feelings that cry for release and expression. Allow others to join the bandwagon to oblivion. You choose to get off now and create a life for yourself—the life of an individual who is totally creative and free.

Ninety-eight percent of our American population has chosen a course of action that is tragic. Fifty percent of those over sixty-five in our country live with the help of friends of relatives.( 1985 figures)

One in seven lives in poverty. One in three women lives in poverty. Twenty-three percent simply continue to work because they must. If ill health comes to individuals in this group, they most often drop into the poverty stricken group. Only two percent are financially independent after sixty-five. ( 1985 figures).

Thus it is difficult to believe that we have one of the richest economies the world has ever known. We are told that we are rich, but as we examine our individual lives, it is clear that we are not.

Certainly more than two percent of our population can provide for themselves during the golden years of their lives.

I believe that a good percentage of our population, perhaps ten or twenty percent, could achieve financial independence in their old age if they would simply set up a plan of action to achieve this goal.

Many simply do not realize where they are headed and find comfort in being a part of the crowd. They rationalize that whatever happens to them will also happen to everyone else. They extend this by believing that everyone is somehow protected by the government or some mysterious force.

Randomness plays a major role in the lives of over ninety-five percent of us. Most of us attend college or high school and have a specific occupation in mind after graduation.

When it actually comes to acquiring a specific job, however, many of us allow the choice to be somewhat random.

Instead of seeking out the special job we wish, at the specific company we wish to work for, we more often go about it haphazardly, accepting the first offer that is close to what we envisioned.

Do you know of anyone who turned down a job offer in his chosen field because he was determined to acquire a specific job with the company of his choice? I don't.

Most of us could approach life more directly by not allowing randomness to become a part of our lives. In order to do that, we would be required to spend more time deciding exactly what we want. Because we haven't taken the time to decide what we want, we very often accept whatever comes our way.

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I like your emphasis on choice and not lowering our goals and standards out of a false pursuit of security. The pursuit of wealth and creating the future of our dreams seem like lofty, selfish goals at first glance, but in reality they do not conflict with giving back to others and being extremely productive members of our society. I have rated this hub up and useful, and am moving on to part 2. Thanks for sharing.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi and it is not a surprise to see you reading this 10 seconds after I posted it! Wow! I learn from you and now visit Hubbers the moment they join up as I know how much it means to get a little positive reinforcement. AND you have grasped the essence of the concept, that obtaining wealth is not neccessarily motivated by greed etc. Big thanks as always... RJ


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Proud to be one of your first supporters and followers on hubpages.

My first followers and supporters will always hold a special place in my heart as the immediate, positive feedback is so startling after many years of writing in solitude.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

That is exactly it for me. I spent years writing, and with little exception, it was a lone affair. Hubbers have brought it to life for me. In the last 4 weeks I wrote an entire novel as a result of the feedback. RJ


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ConstantineNguyen 5 years ago from California, United States

Mr.Jay....Your hubs are so so great. I just read them with admire. :) !!


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thanks Constantine! What? You are reading??? you could be writing...time management. Well, you might pick up an idea or so, and of course, I can pick up ideas from you!!!


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ConstantineNguyen 5 years ago from California, United States

I do read your article, sir. You're older, so I need to learn much from you to improve my skill. That's not wasting time, that's using time correctly to learn ! Thanks :) !!


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yep. I learned to write properly by lots of reading too. You must read and write at a furious pace!


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karengibsonroc 5 years ago from Los Angeles

nice hub..thanks for reminding me that wealth is a choice!!! i am linked in and on my way:):)always listening to the whispering of my soul...peace and light..kgr


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

May light and peace be with you. Thanks for stoping by. RJ


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Great hub. You give practical and useful information that is very helpful. I will be back to read more. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. All the best to you. Rated up and awesome.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thanks for giving it a reading and rating RJ


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Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

I agree with you RJ, abundance of money is a form of good in the infinite universe. Great article.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Great--now if we all figure out how to make some money from these HUBS---like that will ever happen!


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Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

You know, I believe it is very possible. I'm seeing you a prosperous writer and so it is.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub about money. God Bless You.


Mari 21 months ago

I lived in Taos, New Mexico in the years when Michael Reynolds was getting strtead with the earthships and had many friends who worked on and lived in them.I wrote about alternative living spaces for years and the earthships were probably the most successful of all the experiments that were taking place in the 70s and 80s. Being inside them is an interesting combination of light (all the south-facing windows) and cool darkness (the back side snuggled into the earth). It is a similar feel you get in the ancient Anasazi cave dwellings. Open to the sky, close to the earth. I was in one earthship that had ponds in front of the windows with fish swimming in them that were harvested for food.I feel like we (as a society) got sidetracked, beginning with Reagan, and that whole fiasco is coming to it's just ending and we are going to go back and pick up the thread of where we were at in the 70s with alternative energy and sustainable life styles.It makes me sad that we've wasted so much time and done so much damage but thankfully, hopefully, we can regroup and maybe really do it right this time. There's a train every day leaving either way . . . swan . . .


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Reynold Jay 21 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you for stopping by today and the great comment.

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