Sunday, 30 January 2011

Money. An end or a means?

I read a very interesting report from The Special Revolution Teachings about money.

In this report they suggest that there are two main views people have of money.

The vast majority of us look at money as an end.

What they mean is that most people look at accumulating money as an end in itself.

We are all so concerned about money or rather the lack of it that our objective is to hoard as much as possible to feel secure.

The authors then go on to suggest that we should consider money purely as a means.

By this they mean that money is simply in our possession purely to be exchanged for something we really want.

We should be grateful every time we spend money as we are exchanging it for something we want and should give us pleasure.

This may seem strange when paying taxes but we should be grateful as some money is used for such things as refuse collection etc. The alternative is rubbish piled high

I'm not sure that I have the faith to believe that by being grateful I will always have the money replaced but it's an interesting theory.

Gorgeous,Techno and I had a nice meal out yesterday although Gorgeous is suffering from jet lag following her successful trip to Malaysia.

Joke for today:- Mother to son "Did you just swallow the money I gave to you? Of course was the reply. It was my lunch money"

On this day:- 30th January

In 1933 Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.

In 1961 the contraceptive pill goes on sale in the UK.

John F.Beaumont

That doesn't seem right for taxes etc but if you think about what the taxes provide such as refuse coleection we should still be grateful. The alternative would be piled high rubbish!

It's certainly an interesting way of looking at money.

I'm not sure that I have the faith that spending with gratefulness will mean more money coming my way.

However as they point out would you rather look back on your life at all the things you have done with your money or look at a statement which just shows some figures?

We had a good day shopping yesterday and Gorgeous, Techno and I had a nice meal out although Gorgeous is suffering from jet lag following her successful visit to Malaysia.

John F.Beaumont

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