What are the MOST IDIOTIC statements you have ever heard regarding the subject

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    What  are the MOST IDIOTIC statements you have ever heard regarding the subject of money,

    fame, & success?


  2. Annsalo profile image78
    Annsaloposted 6 years ago

    Money is the root of all evil.

    It's always seemed like a copout to me. Do people with money SOMETIMES do bad things? Yes, but money is really the root of all things good.

    Money is amazing! Money provides food, housing, education, fun, I mean I can't think of anything that doesn't benefit from money!

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.  EVERYTHING & EVERYONE benefits from money & LOTS of it!

    2. lisavollrath profile image89
      lisavollrathposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The actual verse says "the love of money is the root of all evil". People misquote this, and it changes the meaning.

    3. Annsalo profile image78
      Annsaloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No matter how it is said I think it is idiotic. Loving money is a good thing! Money makes life better. Education better, homes better, foods better, life in general is simpler with money. Loving money, means you love andwant the best for those u love

    4. tamarawilhite profile image87
      tamarawilhiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The Bible verse says the love of money is evil, not the money itself - but people saying money is evil readily say "give it to me instead".

    5. lisavollrath profile image89
      lisavollrathposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Annsalo, you sound like Gordon Gekko: "Greed is good." Loving money purely to amass wealth is not the same as acknowledging that money allows us to better ourselves and do good.

    6. Annsalo profile image78
      Annsaloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think there is a HUGE difference in loving money and being greedy. I've always been a believer in charity and helping others, however I believe it should be done on our own free will, not through force. I LOVE what money can and does do.

  3. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 6 years ago

    Perhaps to say that it is unnecessary, an evil. In fact it can do much good and elevate mankind. With a knife we can peel fruits and again we can use it to stab someone. Money can and continues to be used in so many positive ways! It is a major player in the practicalities of life.

    Beware enslavement though. That's where the problem lies, in attachment. Much Love, Grace.

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    "Money is the root of all evil."   What rubbish!  How could all the countless thousands of genuine charitable organizations provide any service without money?   And can we say that one of the richest men in the world who 'put a computer on every desk' and donated countless thousands of computers to school children is evil because he acquired all that money through his businesses?

    Once again, rubbish!   Like a hammer or a knife, money is a tool that can be used for good or evil.   It is a neutral commodity.  The most common emotion surrounding it is that most people think they don't have enough of it.   But evil?... I don't think so.

    1. lisavollrath profile image89
      lisavollrathposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Again, the actual verse is "the love of money is the root of all evil". It's not money, it's avarice or extreme greed that is evil.

    2. Tusitala Tom profile image66
      Tusitala Tomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good one,Lisa.  You are quite correct.  My mistake.  It is misquoted so often, I took my cue from the Hubber who preceded me.

  5. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 6 years ago

    "The more money I have, the happier I’ll be."

    I think this is probably the twin to "money doesn't buy happiness". Too often, people think that more is better. More money means more happiness. A higher salary will make me happy, and will let me buy more things, which will also make me happy.

    I don't believe this, and I don't live this. I'm one of those people who had a high-paying corporate job that I didn't like, and ditched it in favor of doing something I love, for less money, which makes me happier. I have less money, and some months, I have very little, but in many ways, I'm much happier than I've ever been.

    Would I be happier doing what I do now for three times the salary? No. I'd just have more expendable cash. The happiness would remain the same.

    I have enough to get by. I don't answer to anyone, other than my dogs. I'm happy. Why do I need more?

  6. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago


    "I made (too much money) last year."
    (In relation to having to pay taxes instead of getting a tax refund)

    I wonder if Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, or any other billionaire or millionaire ever complains about "making too much money" because they're not getting a tax refund???
    There's no such thing as earning too much money!
    Only someone with a "poverty mindset" would believe if they're not getting a {tax refund} from the government it means they earned "too much money". Super successful people don't get tax refunds!

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There many poverty mentalists out there, Mr. Dashing.  We simply either have to covert or ignore them.

  7. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago


    Here are some wonderfully idiotic gems:
    (1) Money doesn't buy happiness. Oh really now, wealthier people are immensely happy because they are many paychecks away from penury & homelessness.  They don't ever have to worry about the fluctuating socioeconomic climate.  They don't ever to worry about rising costs & prices because they are covered money-wise.  It is those who are poor & middling who are in constant socioeconomic anxiety because of the ever fluctuating socioeconomic climate.  It is the middling or what was known as the middle class who is worried THE MOST.  Money doesn't buy happiness- oh please, c'mon now. GROW UP!
    (2) The more money one makes, the more taxes one has to pay.  Well, O-KAY!  Where is the logic really.  Even though wealthy people pay more taxes, they have......MORE money-MORE disposable income.  Less of their money goes for rudimentary items than the poor & middling class whose bulk of their money go for rudimentary items.  Of course, the poorer classes pay LESS taxes, they have LESS money-LESS disposable income.
    (3) The poor receive just as good care & education as the wealthy.  COUGH, COUGH, COUGH!  The more money a person has, the better care & education h/she receives.  Such convoluted logic here.  Poor people actually receive inferior quality care & education.  They also live in the worst neighborhood, eat the worst food, & have an overall abysmal quality of life.
    (4) It is greedy to amass & hoard wealth.  No, it ISN'T.  It is smart & prudent to save & invest money to use to increase quality of life & to leave a financial legacy for future generations so they don't have to worry nor struggle socioeconomically.

    1. Annsalo profile image78
      Annsaloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've proven repeatedly it can and does buy happiness! Does that imply someone can't be happy while poor? Not at all, but I've seen how much extra happiness money can bring.

    2. Annsalo profile image78
      Annsaloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That means more trips to the zoo, more trips to the beach, more trips to the children's museum, better instruments for school band, yearly soccer and football for my kids, weekly fishing trips, more water balloon fights, and so on.

  8. profile image0
    hubber8893posted 6 years ago

    Narrator,"I have money, bungalow, luxury car and bank balance. What do you have?"
    Reply,"I have the parents"

  9. profile image0
    threekeysposted 6 years ago

    Money gives you choices security freedom and beauty.
    And money allows you to do good things. But you need only so much then huge excesses is just not okay when there are gross imbalances.


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