By: Connor Judson Garrett – June 7, 2016
You don’t mean it. No, trust me. You really don’t. What you actually mean is that you don’t care for excess. You have to eat, pay bills, do what’s necessary to survive. As a citizen of a developed country you are a part of an economic system that requires you to have money to survive. This fact does not make you materialistic, but denying it is unrealistic.
Hearing these words often reveals a privileged upbringing in which you didn’t have to worry about money. But this kind of language is off-putting for the people who know what it’s like to scrap and claw because they didn’t have time to take money for granted.
3) Impractical and Lacking Ambition
So you say you want to change the world. You talk about spreading positivity. That’s a nice sentiment, and you should do that all the time anyways, but too often we associate money with greed. However, it’s what you do with it that counts. Don’t be greedy. Simple as that. Building an empire is a noble goal if you understand how you can use the power and money to help others. Bill Gates can donate billions to charity because he has billions to give. Saying you want to make a difference beyond your immediate sphere, but then claiming, “You don’t care about money” doesn’t jibe in the real world.