Should money and material possessions in life be given more priority than the pr

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  1. maheshpatwal profile image67
    maheshpatwalposted 8 years ago

    Should money and material possessions in life be given more priority than the principles of life...

    in which we believe?

  2. Ken Crow profile image59
    Ken Crowposted 8 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY NOT! Honor, honesty and Integrity are all that truly matters. People will stand over your grave and comment on how great of person you were and how lovely you were to be around. They will not even bother to visit because of your financial statement or the size of house you own.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 years ago

    Of course not.  Take any theme preached to us in the media, and flip it around backwards, and that's the way we should live.

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    Butch Newsposted 8 years ago

    Money may be necessary to survive but being ethical is more important.  The problem with this world is the rampant greed particularly by many business people who have no ethics of any kind and are responsible for much of the destruction of our precious planet.

  5. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 8 years ago

    That always depends. What are the principles in life to which you are referring? I'll keep my money and possessions for now.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, principles WON'T provide food on the table, clothes on the back, a great life, and a roof over one's head.  Talk about principles to an impoverished and homeless person, really now!

  6. Darrke Thoughts profile image58
    Darrke Thoughtsposted 8 years ago

    It depends.  For some people money and posesions are the priority.  I admire people more who have some "higher calling" in life that they would forgo the money and posesions to obtain, but I realize that is not the only way people can or should live.

  7. onegoodwoman profile image71
    onegoodwomanposted 8 years ago

    In your words, ......" in which we believe"...........

    We do not all believe the same things.

    In my world, valuable things have a value.  So do the spiritual, the emotional, the mental, those requiring intestinal fortitude.

    Money never takes first place over health, peace of mind, contentent.

    I have already given away or left behind more than many will ever have.  If they are so easily discarded, their value is little. 

    No travel has taken me beyond the point of returning to my loved ones.  No journey has taken be beyond their memory.

  8. luv2wander profile image60
    luv2wanderposted 8 years ago

    never for objects and materials they will all rust n fade away

  9. Jaggedfrost profile image75
    Jaggedfrostposted 8 years ago

    Is it truly ours,  something we can brand?  Tell me did you make it sir?  No? Oh, you think gold sufficed.     Is the gold really yours,  do you claim it as your due?  Oh, you perspired in misery,  attaining it by your blood.     Perhaps I should... read more

  10. Klena profile image66
    Klenaposted 8 years ago

    Money can make life easier to live, as it's easier to hold to principles when we are not struggling to put meals on the table for our family.

    I wouldn't say that they're more important than your principles but whilst morals (I assume this is what you mean rather than principles?) are good guidelines to live by, providing for yourself is also crucial.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Money and lots of it are important.  Poverty causes people to do evil things.  What is this man thinking about?  Money is one of the crucial factors to living a good life.

  11. home witch profile image78
    home witchposted 8 years ago

    Well, the truth of the matter is that it is damn hard to keep to your principles in life if you've got no roof over your head or food in your belly. If your children are starving and your parents are dying, then often principles are not important. But, if you do have some level of security and comfort, then you can pay the principles of life more attention.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, material things are VERY IMPORTANT in life.  Material things make life more beautiful and comfortable.  Material things are the difference between living life and subsisting at an animal level.  Yes, affluence and comfort are important.

  12. shynsly profile image59
    shynslyposted 8 years ago

    Don't mean to be offensive in any way, but the answer seems to be a fairly obvious "no". But, on the other hand, for most sane and rational people, why can't money and possessions peacefully coexist with principles and morals? So long as you're not violating those principles to get the money or possessions... I see no reason you can't have both?

    If you're making the argument that "rich people don't care about poor people", couldn't it also be said, poor people want the same money and possessions rich people have, but aren't willing to put forth the effort to aquire them legitimately... seems that could easily pose a "morality" question as well.

  13. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 8 years ago

    Money and material things are replaceable. Principles of life in principle will never change, but portions might need altering.

    The one important thing in life is our relationship with our creator and Jesus stick with God and He'll stick with you.

  14. naijainvestor profile image59
    naijainvestorposted 8 years ago

    I think there is more to life than money and the things money can buy.

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    Andy the Greatposted 8 years ago

    Money and material possessions are principles to some people. It's an individual decision. If there's a trade offered between money and something you believe in, can you sleep at night in a golden castle? Is sleeping soundly worth a golden castle?

    Either way, I'd suggest pondering this question for awhile in your own mind. Decide what you would or wouldn't be willing to do for a billion dollars. It's a good idea to have some idea so that if such an opportunity ever presented itself, you'll at least have a foundation to ground yourself to.


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