In today’s materialistic world there is a risk of people becoming slaves to money, as though they were simply cogs in a huge money-making machine. This does nothing for human dignity, freedom, and genuine well-being. Wealth should serve humanity, and not the other way around.
– Dalai Lama –
I came across the above quote of the Dalai Lama.
And it immediately triggered an image of all those foreign bills that have passed my hands already.
How some look as colourful as Monopoly money, and others are so small they seem to be for kids.
How rich we are on this side of the world. How much poverty I have seen in other places.
I like the quote. We should indeed not be slaves to money. We (should) rule money, it enables things for us – hopefully for the better – we should not exist to enable money.
And as I gave that a bit more thought, my mind derailed and triggered the following song going on repeat: Rich by Alain Clark.
“We’ve got no money, but we’ve got time. We don’t need to be rich, to be romantic…”
Great party song about… Money! 🙂
(but mainly about how money is not the key to everything ;))