What causes so many people to have a negative attitude towards money, believing it to be evil?
Because they give up attempting to earn all they truly want because it's not easy? Perhaps it's because they have been taught this (incorrect) belief that they never question for themselves. Others assume that because some people with money are criminals or are just plain mean that money made them that way and that all people with money are evil. Having an abundance of money will amplify what was already there or already lacking whether it is heart, brains, morals, charitable behavior, etc. I think money is a tool to be used in a positive manner. Money is definitely not evil, it's the real or perceived lack of it that is. Nevertheless, some people believe what they will even if there is evidence to the contrary. That's their right but in this case, it is also quite often their loss.
God, this answer is so spot on that it cuts! People's attitude towards money oftentimes determines what they will achieve and their attitude towards success. If one has a negative view towards money, how does he/she expect to be highly successful!
According to Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael, money did not exist over 10,000 years ago. Before that everyone lived in villages or tribes and that is still the case now in some places like South America, Africa and India.
Everyone took care of each other in the tribe. They shared everything so there was no conception of stealing. There were no filthy rich people or poor people. Also they had no worry about becoming homeless. Also there was no greed like there is now where some people are billionaires while thousands of children in the United States are homeless.
There are movements in America to create communities that are self-sustainable.
rich people use money to monopolize others while some think money is evil because the poor changed their moral attitude to greed and lust.
Hi gm! I worked in a career that provided a large income at one time. Nevertheless, I worked very hard. Here is my answer to your question based on my life experience.
When I was working and had an abundance of money, I vacationed and traveled. I had many nice things. I was very charitable and volunteered most of my free time. Yet, there were some people who despite all of my hard work, believed somehow I didn't deserve to have the life I lived trying to make me feel guilty. Jealousy perhaps? At Christmas dinner one year, someone who had never worked a day in her life actually told me I lived high off the hog. I believe this person is very jealous. I believe a negative attitude toward money is toward the holder of it. In my situation, this person had a negative attitude toward me when I was successful.
Today, she has still never worked a day in her life but her husband takes her on vacations several times a year, he bought her a new car recently, and she lives like money is no object. She wants nothing to do with me since I've become self-employed and not able to afford what I used to while working.
They wish they had more and tend to either live in a place like India or China where their ability to get more is restricted...or they live in America and are too lazy to get a job.
People want to believe that what they don't have and in their own mind cannot attain is evil.
Today in America, nurses and lawyers graduate college and cannot find a job. Nurses were told that they could always find a job since there was a shortage of nurses.
Got to agree with you there, CrescentSkies!
I think a lot of it has to do with some politicians pointing to the wealthy and demanding more taxes from them. There is also this myth that wealthy people were born wealthy. The vast majority of wealthy people got that way through education, hard work, self sacrice and innovation. In the US we have become an utterly entitled society and it has been election strategy 101 for the left to point the finger at the wealthy and blame them for not paying enough taxes as well as many other problems that exist in our country. Unfortunately, many Americans are uninformed and are too ready to accept government handouts than to actually develop the personal traits that can lead them out of poverty.
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