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  • I hate money! (money is the root of all evil)

    4 10.00%
  • I am a socialist

    8 20.00%
  • apathetic

    12 30.00%
  • I don't know much about money, but would like to learn more

    2 5.00%
  • I understand how the economy and the financial system works completely

    7 17.50%
  • YEA GREED!!

    7 17.50%
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    Alexander the Terrible yenom's Avatar
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    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

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    Money is a necessary evil. A lack of it or an abundance of it can make or break a person (on a few levels), which is a bit sad.
    It's functional and good for what we need to accomplish, but people draw far more from it than they should.
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    Imagine a world without money:

    Let’s say that I wanted to feed my family some potatoes. Furthermore, let’s say that I make my living by crafting dishware (plates, bowls, etc.) So I go to the guy who sells potatoes and I ask him if he would agree to a direct trade. He says “Sorry, but I already have dishes. What I really would like are some carrots. I will happily trade my potatoes for carrots.” So I go off and try to find the guy who sells carrots. I find him and ask him if he would agree to a direct trade (my dishes for his carrots.) The carrot guy says “ I’m not interested in dishes, what I’d like is rock candy. ” So I go to the rock candy guy and he says “Well, Okay. I’ll trade you one pound of rock candy for one set of your dishes and two pounds of potatoes.”

    What I just described is called a “direct market” whereupon goods and services are traded directly for other goods and services. It’s a clumsy system. It’s a system where a stalemate of comers is not only possible, but extremely likely. The invention of money fixes all that. It makes this thing called ‘Money’ the most tradable item. Now I can trade my dishes for money, and from there, I can trade it with anything I choose.

    Money makes life within a larger civilization (200+ people) practical. Only smaller cultures would be hindered by the presents of money.
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    Money is means. (just like everything else)


    On the other hand probably nothing has boosted the ilusion that you are in control of your life more than money.

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    Voted for 'YEA GREED!!' since it reflects my opinion on the current monetary system best.

    I don't like where the concept of money has gone, from a means to attribute and measure value to other things, to a goal in itself. You can't eat money, you can't sleep in it, it doesn't provide safety etc., basically it's useless on its own, yet we give it so much importance.

    On the other hand, I would love to be rich and have lot's of it.
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    Apathetic. I am only interested in having enough money to support my needs and that the economy is in good shape all around the world. The latter supports the former, so everybody's happy, but you won't see me wringing my arms and pulling my hair if things go sour for a while. I'd prefer that there were no more nasty hiccups like the last one. At least not for another 7-10 years, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    Voted for 'YEA GREED!!' since it reflects my opinion on the current monetary system best.
    Voted for 'YEA GREED!!' because that's me, greed, and I'm gonna yea myself. Ha ha, username joke there.

    and also because I completely agree with this:

    I don't like where the concept of money has gone, from a means to attribute and measure value to other things, to a goal in itself. You can't eat money, you can't sleep in it, it doesn't provide safety etc., basically it's useless on its own, yet we give it so much importance.

    On the other hand, I would love to be rich and have lot's of it.
    This is pretty much the truth (emphasis mine). People stress themselves out to earn more without questioning why. They allow the chase for the money to control them, rather than pursuing money because of the freedom and flexibility that it can indirectly provide.

    "Oh God I gotta get this report turned in and I'm working 16 hour days and oh geez this contract and, and and.."

    Hey, here's an idea: question whether this is actually value-added stuff that you're doing!

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    I like money.. because I like Food and drinks, cigarettes, weed, bicycling, the internet , electricity,wearing clothes, having a roof over my head, cats, a small savings account and traveling.
    Don't need or care to have more than that.. anytime I have more money than I am used to, it has messed up my head and caused me great stress.

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    I like money although i am aware of it's evil effects.

    Whilst saving for 5 years i started paying attention to the fluctuations in the 2 currencies and sad to say, i really enjoyed it.

    Now i just earn enough to spend a little on the things i want.
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    I will work for money, but I will not betray my values for it.

    It feels good to work for money and provide for yourself. Really good.

    I'm not sure I would be so happy if money were given to me and I did not have to toil away the hours doing something laborious for it. It wouldn't have the same taste.

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