Paper: An Analysis of Money

Money is the power, power is the money ..... We all know that people from our century try to get more and more money ..... Money became people's aim in life ...... We live in a materialistic society. People want to possess as much as possible and have the best things only. If we buy a TV-set, our neighbour immediately buys a better one. If we buy a car, our neighbour decides to buy a more expensive one or even two cars: one for himself and another one for someone from the family. If we buy a cottage on the lake, our friends look for the same. This is commonly known in England as Keeping up with the Jones's. And so the frantic race goes on. We want to choose better things than our friends choose, send our children to better schools and give them everything that is better. Our children have to have the same things as our neighbours in order to obtain the best education and better jobs. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between the Jones's syndrome and snobbery! It is only in affluent societies that people are obsessed with the chase for money. The money is spent on consumer goods, namely clothes, cosmetics, cars, tools, computers, food, houses etc. People do not have time to enjoy these things because they already think how to replace them with the latest model. They completely lose their sense of values. They think that if they possess more, their dignity is bigger. Only in old age or when dying do they see how precarious a balance based only on possession is. They regret they have to leave all these valuable things behind, and it is hard for them to die. In poor societies people enjoy life. They smile sincerely on every stranger, invite them home, share their joys and sorrows in simple conversations. Their open houses are provided with the oridinary necessary things which they do not have to guard night and day. They know that the richer you are, the more greedy you are. But the great problem of the contemporary world is how to share all those things. There are people in America who think of buying a private helicopter, and there are people in Nigeria who starve to death. The truth is the rich will never understand the poor. In my opinion money is necessery. We need to have some money for food, clothes and other things, but when we have too much money we do not know what to do with it. Most people spend their lives on making money. They want to possess money, not to spend them. Only to have a lot of money. But what is money actually? They are only a piece of paper if we do not need them to survive. The worst is that the one person can kill another one for money. But let's look into the past. Many years ago people did not have money. They could live without it. They exchanged goods they had for goods they needed. It had its advantages and disadvantages. Personally | think that | gave some evidence that money are people's aim in life. ...