Is there a benefit in continuous accumulation of material things and money?
What is the upside/downfall of striving for material wealth and money? What do you think?
Saving up money for old age so you can spend it down when you're unable to work and without relying on the state to provide for you.
@Jackie, you are the quintessential example of a person w/a poverty, struggle, & scarcity consciousness, mentality, mindset, outlook & philosophy. You are the type of person who wants to be poor & struggling. You should have been taught the benefits of socioeconomic prosperity at a young age by your parents & schools. It is quite sad that you don't or don't want to learn the benefits of socioeconomic prosperity.
Well, let me educate you in that regard. Money is the TOOL of life. It means the difference between a comfortable, civilized quality of life & a primitive, animalistic, subsistent existence where struggle, poverty, & lack are normative. It is the difference between having better quality of food, clothing, health care, housing, & education. Money means access to travel & participation in intellectual & cultural things for yourself & for your children.
Wise & intelligent people know the VALUE of money. There ISN'T nothing wrong w/wealth. One inve$ts & $aves monies to benefit themselves when things become tough & in their old age. One furthermore inve$ts & $aves monies so h/she won't have to live in poverty. Also, one inve$ts & $aves monies in order for one descendants to have an easier life.
No intelligent & educated person wants to live in poverty & be bereft of material goods. Only a person from an impoverished background is comfortable w/the notion of impoverishment, struggle, & lack. Only a person w/such a background would ask this question.
P.S. One can use wealth to help others in need & to better the society h/she lives in. There is so much to be done w/wealth-to live a better life for oneself & one's family & to help others do the same. Poverty isn't chic no matter how one believes that it is. Poverty is abysmal. When will people realize this?
I'll give the shortest answer for this -- Anything too much is bad
The rest is history...
Very fun one on this subject. This last year I went to 3 different churches and heard the sermon condemning wealth and money. All three were followed by passing the plate. I don't know. I am just saying.
The downside is worshiping it like a false idol.
The upside is being able to "share" it with others.
Poor old wealth gets such a bad wrap. It ain't the having or the not having it, it is how you spend it.
Spirituality is all-inclusive, and we cannot jump faster than Grace. Furthermore, it is a journey of growth, evolution. If a thorn pricks you, you may need another thorn to remove it and move on.
Material wealth does have its value and desire is necessary for growth. The child really wants its milk and nappies changed! As we grow, certain things become less meaningful. I have to say, though, that attachment is the problem. With a knife I can peel fruits and cut flowers, or I can stab someone. Do not be a slave to anything.
The spiritual life calls for duty with detachment. That is to say, always do your best, but offer the fruits of your actions to God. Nothing is ours, really, we are simply passing through. Still, while here, you may be able to utilise a situation to assist someone in his/her growth. Simply be aware of the attachment.
if you feel that you do not have sufficient inner strength, then yes, leave material wealth alone. Make sure it's a call from the divine and not aggrandisement of ego. Much Love.
by janesix 4 years ago
Why take more resources than you need to be comfortable? How many cars or jets or mansions is REALLY enough?Is it wrong to take more than your fair share?
by Maqbool Masi 23 months ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Wealth Accumulation; an Analysis of Capital through Marxist Perspective (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 10 months ago
Everything is politics. Everything is socioeconomics. Politics & socioeconomics are primary factors in this world. The world is run by politics & socioeconomics. People who know these things & act accordingly will be the successful ones who will thrive. Those who...
by quicksand 3 years ago
About Poverty Elimination Globally And Distribution Of Wealth - Got Any Ideas?One bright idea is all it takes to alert the small percentage of people who own a large quantum of wealth. A suggestion that could trigger a call to action resulting in bringing immense benefits to millions around the...
by Andrew Spacey 4 years ago
How do you measure quality of life? Through : Money? House size? Family? Environment? The Arts?Scientists tell us that, if you can measure it, you can make sense of it. Politicians are always banging on about economics. Does having more money make us happier? If the answer is no then why is...
by Joe Badtoe 8 years ago
The wealthiest 300 people in the world have more money than the total income of the poorest 3 billion in the world.Three hundred people have more money than three billion!!Does this mean capitalism is fair and works as a wealth creation mechanism or is it a cruel deception?My view is the above stat...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|