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Making Money: Is It Programmed in The Genes? 'Money Doesn't Change You It Changes The People Around You.'

Updated on February 7, 2016
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

Making money: Is it naturally programmed in our Genes

Money makes the world go round; Money is the root of all evil, Money doesn’t change you, it changes the people around you.

There are so many sayings when it comes to money; it 's hard to know where to start. Money is one of the most emotive subjects on this planet, we all need it, but we have a love-hate relationship with it.

We aspire to be wealthy, but we despise the Rich, so what is it about money that can exert such power over our lives, after all, money is simply a tool, a necessary tool, but a tool none-the-less, an instrument used in the exchange of goods and services.

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors exchanged shells to barter for goods and services. But as they began to trade, conch shells evolved and were then replaced by precious metal and later by IOU’s such as coins and paper which were exchanged for precious metal.

What we aspire to, is not necessarily wealth Per Sa, but what it brings; for most of us, this means freedom, the freedom to choose, the freedom to realize dreams and to truly be the people we wish to be. However, for some, no amount of money will ever be enough, and these people will never be happy, unless they are forever chasing the next million.

“A million here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Everett Dirksen.

For some people, having money equates to having power and influence, the ability to purchase what you desire, whether it’s the best clothes, the best automobile or expensive foods. For some, it's the women/men of our dreams. They say money can't buy love, but it can be rented for a time.

But why do some people find it easy to make money, while others struggle all their lives, only to die penniless? Why do some highly educated people, only just manages to earn a living, while the real money eludes them. Some of the most famous money makers are barely educated.

Andrew Carnegie began his working life at the age of 13; the rest is history.

Cornelius Vanderbilt Quit School at 11years old (saying “if I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else”)

Rockefeller started out as a wholesale grocer and went on to found Standard oil that held 90 percent of the market for refined oil at its peak. So why do some people succeed in making money and others do not. Is it:

1. Luck; being in the right place at the right time? Stumbling upon an idea that people are willing to pay money to possess.

2.An innate ability, able ]to recognise the opportunity when it presents itself.

3. Genetics; Some people are born with the ability to make money no matter what, and will always make money even if they should lose what they already have.

4. Motivation; Can we be motivated to create wealth? Some people come from a life of abject poverty, to accumulate outrageous amounts of money, but others with similar humble beginnings may not do so well.

5. Dogged determination; the inability to accept defeat, going for what you want, no matter what the cost.

6. Family Fortune; Are we more likely to make money if our family already have money.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      torrilynn, nice to see you.

      Thanks for taking the time to look at this, and for the comment, very much appreciated.

      My best to you.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi tobusiness,

      thanks for this hub and sharing with people

      how money does change people around you

      and how they act towards you because you have money.

      thanks again. Voted up and shared.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rebecca, I guess it's all relative, some people need much more to be happy, for others there will never be enough.

      Not even the dead presidents were able to take it with them.I hope you're having a wonderful day

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      tobusiness, my son makes 3 times what I make. He is a highly successful web developer in Atlanta and he constantly borrows money from me. Theory? The more we make the more it takes! He is only 28 though so maybe he will learn. Loved your Hub. I always like to call money pictures of dead presidents....just for fun~

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I don't think it's genetic. I think it happens out of desperation to adapt to ones environment.

      Something in the brain has to snap.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rasta1, I'm with you on this one, but is perseverance, determination,stubbornness and the will to succeed learned or inherited?

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      from my experience, dogged determination. Everything else will fall into place. Failure is the best teacher.

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      Capedium 5 years ago

      Lots of smiles.. You are welcome... And thanks too for sharing..

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Jamie, A lot of people are wealthy even when they are not sure where their next meal will be coming from. I believe the greatest wealth is when you are happy within yourself.

      However, we still have to pay the bills, and its amazing how fast being in debt can break up a happy home. It sounds like you've been through the mill but you've emerged from the other side knowing what is really important, not everyone gets it.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I truly aspire for the basics for my family, after almost losing everything and living with my inlaws, I have realized that I have worked for more than just wealth in my life, or maybe just a different kind of wealth.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Praise in did, from the man who will always seize the day Thank you Capedium.

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      Is in my Gene oo..

      Motivational and insigthful..

      Voted up