You’ll find a lot of negative quotes and connotations about money on the internet, and from people in society in general these days.

“Money is the root of all evil”
“Money doesn’t buy happiness”

All of these are spouted by people who usually don’t have a lot of money besides their bi-weekly paycheck that just barely covers their living expenses and groceries. These are the same people who have been working the same job for the last 3 years hoping for a promotion that they’ll likely never get, because they don’t have the skills to move forward.

I used to be one of those “open my 3rd eye I’m woke money is the root of evil hurr durr” type idiots, along the way of growing up I realized just how dumb this way of thinking is.

You cannot survive in this world without money, no matter where you are. Money is the minimum requirement to acquire basic needs to survive, and whether you want to be rich or not is your decision (although, why wouldn’t you?) you need to get rid of all of these negative connotations money has in your head.

Money is not evil.

Money does not buy you happiness.

Money is an object, it is not good or evil – the people who use it choose to either make good or bad decisions with it.

Money is an enabler – it enables you to successfully live a comfortable, secure and happy life, where you don’t have to worry about things like eviction or paying rent, getting food to eat, or doing the things you like to do in life.

It enables you to buy the things and experiences that make you happy, it allows you to live financially secure and be happy about not having to worry about going broke, being evicted or having your stuff repossessed.

The knowledge of how to make and maintain sources of income, both passive and active will enable you to securely live the life you want to life, all the while constantly growing and maintaining your finances, your health, and ultimately control your life.

I guarantee you there’s not a poor person on earth that would turn down money, and I guarantee there isn’t a homeless person on earth that would not be immediately happy and grateful if a good samaritan scooped them off the street and gave them a job.

Victor Pride actually made a good point about this on twitter recently:

 

 

He’s exactly right.

Who are you that you’re so above the idea of working hard and putting in the effort now, so that later on in your life you can live comfortably and retire without having to work until you’re 60 living off social security?

Who are you to not want to put in the work now in life to secure your present, and your future, so that when you grow old you can focus on raising your children and not spend 40+ hours a week in an office cubicle just to put food on the table?

If you’re one of those people telling the world about how evil money is, you’ve obviously never seen the happiness and joy it brings people that aren’t used to having it.

The same people screaming money doesn’t buy happiness were the same ones that were spending $50 on lottery tickets last month praying to win the $1.5 billion powerball.


HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS

Think about the mindset that you have about money right now.

You see on TV and movies the corrupt things money can buy, the violence, the crime, the whole 9.

You see the men in the $5000 suits and the $250K cars that they’ve been working and building up years to get, and you envy them because you’ve spent the last 2 years taking customer service calls for a weekly paycheck.

You envy these people, not taking into consideration the difference in routes that you took – you equate it all to luck.

“They must have had a rich dad or a rich friend to get them that job, they got lucky, they don’t deserve it blah blah wah wah entitlement.”

No, they took their skills and talents and output them in the most productive and efficient ways possible.

They put in the work, they time and the effort to ascend a brutal climb to success, they carved their pathway to success – and you’re upset with them because you didn’t have the resolve and fortitude to do the same?

Take everything in your life right now and refocus it, figure out your strengths and talents, eliminate or strengthen your weaknesses – map out a plan that you feel like is going to lead you to your planned success, then fucking do it.

Remember to develop more than one source of income, as you will always find yourself having a financial cushion if you do so – but more importantly, you will very likely never become rich without it.

Once you have multiple streams of income coming in, and you stop relying on every week’s paycheck to come in to cover all of last weeks expenses – you will be happier.

Once you start going out and being able to spend money on things you couldn’t before – and knowing you’re earning it back before the day is over, you’ll be happier.

Once you start upgrading your lifestyle, your living conditions, your day to day experiences and your social circle – you will be much, much happier.

Once you’re able to have more money to spend to take care of your family, to go on trips and vacations and have amazing experiences with them, to improve yourself and do the things you always wanted to do, go the places you always saw on the Travel Channel you thought you would never be able to visit.

You will be happier.

It’s that simple.

People go broke because they do too much planning and not enough doing.

Don’t be one of those stumps that sits around all day and thinks that the world owes them something, or they’re entitled to something.

News flash: It doesn’t, you’re not, and this is the quickest way to end up a failure.


 

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