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For the Love of Money How Far Would You Go

Updated on March 31, 2012

This Song Tells How Far Some Will Go

How Much Would You Lose For That Big Win


How Far Is To Far?

People will do just about anything for the love of money, yet they say it's the root of all evil. How far would you go if you had to feed your child, pay the electric, and how far do you already go and don't even realize it?

You see it in movies and on TV all the time just look at all the reality shows that will subject your body and mind to limits most never dreamed possible. People have eaten bugs, raw meat, laid in a bed of snakes, jumped off of buildings, watched the man of their dreams make out with another woman. All of this for the pursuit of happiness thought to be in the all mighty dollar.

Take a look at the movie Indecent Proposal, for just one night a million dollars that they both thought would fulfill their ultimate dream together. Who knew that it would almost lead to complete destruction of their marriage, and emotional turmoil not soon to be forgotten.But what if they had been fine afterwards, would it have been worth that one night for financial freedom for life? Yes, I know it's a movie but people sacrifice their morals. standards, validity, families, and sometimes everything that once gave them hope and inspiration all for the sensation-able love of money ,

What about if it came down to feeding your child and there was no other option. Would you sell your precious body as The O'Jays put it to be able to put food on the table. What about that one illegal transaction that could get you off the streets? How far would you go if it meant medical care for a loved one that could save or change their life? Look at the movie John Q, and what lengths he would go to for the life of his son It's kind of hard to imagine unless you find yourself at the point of no other way out.

People make choices everyday about money and often sacrifice quite a bit more than they realize. Look at gambling and that uncontrollable urge just to hit the big money one time. Then even when they do hit that big pay off it's never enough. The urge somehow still remains to the point of being left with nothing more than a little bit of change in their pocket They will sometimes sacrifice homes,, family, and all because of how far they will go for the love of money.


How Far Would You Go and Do You Already Go Farther Than You Realized

With the economy in the state that it's been in for the last few years, is it surprising to see the number of complaints go up with the EEOC, or do you think people just bite their tongues because of how bad they really need their jobs?

As the complaints rise with the Equal Employment Opportunity Council, it is also noted in reports that the number is also rising in regards to discrimination against national origin, sexual harassment, religion, etc., that are not being reported due to a fear of losing their job. Some believe that making a complaint will cause them to be fired or the conditions to become worse than what they already are.Some file solely for the purpose of a lawsuit only to find that the judgement which brought them such satisfaction at the time, will remain just that a judgement for which they will never receive a red cent

Unfortunately this seems to be a new trend and very much the case with employers all over the world. They have realized this new sense of power and violated everything from labor laws to discrimination acts that are unspeakable Those with the greatest sense of power publicly announce those discrimination's that are legal, in reference to weight, individuals who smoke or drink, even in the privacy of their own home restricting ones personal life as if it were almost controlled by a dictator.

Often there are those that bite their tongues when being chastised or humiliated in front of other employees. There are those that have been sexually harassed but are trying to contemplate just how far is to far before deciding to do something, thinking clearly on the mouths to feed at home. Then there are the ones that will literally punch out and work off the clock for free, so they can finish their work and not be written up knowing it may lead to an end result of termination which they can not afford to have happen.

People who have sales careers that once believed in what they sold will now sell whatever it takes to make money, even though their gut turns every time the transaction is completed. Whether it be for a charity that for every dollar donated the recipients receive 10 cents, or the product that will never live up to the expectations they have lead the consumer to believe, the end result of a paycheck out weighs the consequences of sacrificing morals, or the concepts that they once stood for..


So How Far Is To Far?

That depends on the individual and the circumstances, of which we are usually unaware. We, (yeah I've done it) are always so ready to jump to the conclusion of, "I could never do that for a living," without ever taking into consideration the sacrifices that person is making maybe just to able to feed their children, or put a roof over their heads.

It's something to consider the next time we are so quick to judge.

Have an incredible day.


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      Charlu 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Eiddwen I have so many friends that are younger trying to survive and it's so hard on them. I think we lose a lot when we have to make it all about work to survive. Thank you for you time and comments It's always a ;leasure

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      This is a great hub and oh so very true.

      I have had to give up work due to two operations on my back, sometimes I miss it so , pus I would love to be able to contribute more here financially.

      You are so right nowadays many families cannot afford to have a stay at home Mum.

      Thank you for sharing this great hub which leaves much food for thought.

      Take care


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      Charlu 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Marellen Thank goodness there were always plenty of good jobs available when I was raising my son, but I feel bad sometimes for those trying to do it now. I remember when families could afford to have a stay at home mom, and people looked forward to being able to retire Now neither generation can do either. Thanks for stopping by and your comments

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      marellen 6 years ago

      charlu...good and informative hub. I just want to be finanical secure and not have to worry about money the rest of my life. Fortunately, I had good jobs throughout my career that provided for the kids and me but won't provide any retirement. I will be forced back to work or try an live on social security. Now that is a scary thought.