There are many highly valued comforts, experiences, and things such as education that are provided when money is exchanged. It hurts most people like heck when they are without it. But think of why it hurts. It's usually because they need the money to pay for something to meet an immediate or long term goal, to move forward. I also don't agree with money being the root of all evil. It is the lack of money that causes people to consider doing things they otherwise wouldn't. Money is very important but I don't believe that life is just about money.