Money shapes lives, makes decisions, puts you on the path you don’t want to take, forces you to settle, leads to suffering, creates new life experiences, brings new troubles by the tenfold.
One problem, any problem, hits you from your blind spot:
How much does it cost?
Who will pay for it?
Are they gonna pay for it?
Do you have enough money?
How are we gonna pay for it?
Do you need more?
How much do you owe?
What are you gonna do?
I have always said the same thing (no matter how privileged it may sound):
If the problem can be solved with money, then it’s not that big of a problem at all. Now let’s find some money.
You break something, repair it with money
You lost something, buy it again with money
You need something, buy it with money
Yes, ‘it can’t buy health’, but it can put you in the most comfortable setting with the best treatment while the clock keeps ticking.
Yes, ‘it can’t bring back the dead’, but it can help you celebrate life in a way that honors the ones you lost (or at least makes you forget about them)
Yes, ‘it can’t buy happiness’, but you’ll be surprised how it can buy everything else, like resolving 99% of your problems. And we all know that no problems equals happiness.