How Important Is Money? How much is enough?
Is money a distraction before us on the spiritual path? Is it a necessary evil?
Is it unfair that some people have more money than others?
Are people poor is more noble or humble than rich people?
Is it possible to become a millionaire in an honest person?
Even among people well aware, the issue of money is multifaceted. You as an individual, perhaps you have found yourself having to deal with this issue on several occasions. Social attitudes about money are so inconsistent that it is no surprise that people get confused.
It is this confusion that stops us in our quest to acquire the wealth necessary to live a good life, and finally if you think well, what we want not the money.
What we really want is what we have, if we have money.
Today I will give some clues then, how to modify and change your mindset so as to remove this confusion and can start making the money into your life.
Money Is A Positive Action?
Usually grow around different associations and ideas about money. On some occasions and situations money is considered a good thing. On the other hand, have not ceased to exist who think that money is a necessary evil or just a distraction from what is truly important.
From the outset, we had evidence that the money is good. It is not difficult to recognize that money gives us certain advantages and benefits. Some complex problems can be solved by money alone.
Money can provide food, clothing, accommodation, heating, transportation, education, technology, entertainment, medicine … etc.
Given the way our society works, if you have a lot of money, you have many possible solutions.
Clearly, money will not solve all your problems, and in fact can create some new problems, but making an objective assessment, we realize that money is a powerful tool for solving problems.
Earl This meant that in areas where money performs a certain function, it is impossible to perform this function the other entity as such.
However, there are some things you really do not like about money. For example, the money is used to classify certain “privileges” that people get such as:
Decent educational resources
These and other things should be sufficiently equitable around the world, but in fact are not, and is perhaps one of the most important problems to solve, by humanity.
Conflicting beliefs about money
Many live stuck in their lives simply for the fact that have inconsistent attitudes about money.
Objectively, material wealth seems to be very good, definitely something everyone should do.
Subjectively, however, we wonder if wealth really is necessary, if it makes us bad people and if it is fair to the others.
This is precisely the result of social conditioning much larger than we think. Chances are that you identify with these ways of thinking that sometime in your life have heard, on the one hand, people say that money is a good thing, and secondly, that a bad thing. Some even go so far as to say that money is related to the devil and a few other atrocities.
And I say that it is society that conditions us, that for example many advertising campaigns communicated the message we should spend that much money, and that the more we spend, we will be happier. On the other hand, watch movies and listen to all kinds of stories we are told that money is not everything, that we just drop it and focus on what really matters, like love.
This social conditioning affects our relationships as well. What kind of assumptions we might make about people based on their cash income?
If you know the financial status of any person, but never really known you, could you be giving it prejudge the right qualities that could be true or not?
What asumirías on a millionaire? Asumirías What about someone who is bankrupt? How would you feel with a romantic partner who earn 10 times what you earn? Or 10 times less?
I believe that many of these associations are distorted which lead people to believe that money itself is the problem. Maybe come to think it is better to live without money, and that the solution lies in finding a way to get rid of it. Or at least to minimize their presence in our lives.
Within the religious areas the money also plays roles confused. It is said that Jesus was a man full of material wealth, but the Catholic Church today is certainly a million dollar organization. Consider just the real estate properties (churches).
It is really difficult to make a specific measurement, but many are hesitant to say that the church is the world’s richest entity, considering the control you have for example the pope on more active than any other corporate or government organization on the planet.
Without going into further discussion on the subject of religion, which certainly does not have much to do with the article-what I mean by this is that although we are taught by religion that material wealth is not really as important as the spiritual wealth that many people who preach this, really want and are able to acquire wealth in the physical plane.
And this does not necessarily say it’s wrong, but is a concept that certainly causes confusion especially in our subconscious mind.
We could go deeper into the subject of conflicting beliefs, but really do not think it would help solve the problem at least from the internal point of view. So instead let’s put aside the social models and focus on creating a new perspective about money to determine the role it should play in our lives.
What Is The Money?
Money is a social resource, the primary social resource. The money really has no inherent value in itself, rather than accept socially.
The only reason why money has value is because everyone in society accept it as such. If I gave you a ticket for $ 100, you could share that $ 100 dollars for the equivalent value in society (whether in goods or services), but the real reason you could get that value, is that anyone would be willing to accept, precisely that money was value for money.
As a social resource, money is not a perfect medium of exchange. The value of things, including money itself is determined by social consensus.
When your own value consensus about things are equated with those of society and agree, you perceive that the price of these things is right. But when this consensus itself is different from others, we tend to think that certain items can be very cheap / expensive.
Although we would ever have alternatives to money, money really the issue in society has so many advantages from the point of view of efficiency, which is hard to ignore and not wanting to get good things about this issue money. Assigning a monetary value on our social exchanges, facilitate barter and get access to almost anything we want.
Even money itself can have its own price. Let’s talk about debt, for example, if you want money today, you can buy at a price higher than it’s worth, and pay later.
So money is essentially social credit. Basically, this way of seeing has to do with the fact that the more money you have, you should society.
How To Make Money?
Consider then what it means to earn money based on this perspective.
Since money is a social resource, making money means to acquire more of that resource. When you spend money, what you’re doing is making money in value.
But when you make money, what you do is convert money value.
One way to make money is to sell possessions. Take an item, sell it and get money for it. Another option is to purchase items at a certain price and sell it to a higher.
Companies do this all the time, take some resources, process and final product cost is higher, plus the cost of resources used, including the production, which generates a profit or utility.
But perhaps the most common way to make money is to sell your time. Get a job and change hours for dollars.
The greater your ability to deliver social value, the more you increase your revenue and profit potential.
The difference between earning $ 10 an hour and $ 100 per hour, is that the latter has more social value. The difference really is not anyone’s fault, is due to the social consensus that we have regarding the value of certain jobs. Note the difference between absolute value and social value.
The top athletes may not play a really useful work. But their compensation is based is the social value they bring to perform.
Another way to make money, is to create a system that makes money for you, such as a business. This is actually my favorite, because it can provide much more leverage than the exchange time for money. Also in the long term is far less risky, as have our own system of generating money and manage our own time across generates much more secure than depending on others to make money.
You can also earn money by selling money. That is, by inversion. When you invest your money in something or someone, you can earn interest or dividends. Which depend win, as invest.
And finally of course, another way to make money is stolen. Historically this has been a popular choice, but of course we will consider not far from this article.
The Two Strategies
If you think carefully, there are two basic ways to make money:
Make a social contribution and receive payments commensurate with the social value of your contribution.
Take advantage of market inefficiencies to extract money without contributing any value.
Option 1 may include getting a job / employment, having a business with products or services, sell products with added value, or invest in any of these things.
Option 2 includes reselling items without added value, gambling, exploit others, commit crimes or invest in any of these things.
Another way to label these two strategies is:
Unless you’ve decided to put aside money and have done things like joining a monastery, you will be using one or two strategies at this very moment. One of the two is predominant in your life regularly.
Note that # 1 is essential if the monetary system survive, but the # 2 no. The only way that those who profit to survive, is to extract the value of contributing. But eventually someone has to contribute, or there would be value for harvested from drawing it.
Some degree of use is acceptable. For example, children take advantage of their parents (in monetary terms) because they do not have a way to contribute to social value to the world, and as they grow to be out of its family. When we are enjoying the results of the work of someone else without paying for it, we are taking advantage of the value that gives us this work.
However, eventually we have to decide whether we will continue down the road # 2 or otherwise contribute to the world and will choose the # 1.
What would be your primary strategy?
The Mindset Of Taking advantage
From the point of view of someone who takes advantage of the system to get money without providing social value, what really happens is that it seeks to minimize the effort required to contribute value to society, and maximize the money raised from this effort.
This really has to do with a scarcity mentality and the mentality is falling by 99% of employees whose reasons for working, are simply living. They reach a point where they do not do so because they feel good and help the world, but by compulsion.
So that’s when seeking a raise, they seek a better job or when simply looking to make more money with less effort. And note that this effort is expressed in terms of contribution of social value.
These people may have a mentality of a taxpayer, but are acting as profiteers. What ultimately creates major conflicts about money in their minds and eventually makes you wonder which path to take, whether to make more money (way in which they see no other choice but to get it from others) or not take advantage of others and live with enough to survive.
The mentality of the Taxpayer
Now consider the mentality of the taxpayer. This mentality recognizes that the best way to make money is to provide value as a fair exchange.
Create genuine social value and receive money in return. Due to inefficiencies in the market, eventually you will pay less or more than they should, but the basic idea is to make money by contributing.
If you want to make money as a taxpayer, you should then contribute to social value, no worth. That is, your contributions should mean something to society and not just for yourself. Your income will depend on the social value of your work, not of personal value.
If for example you want to generate income on creative work, such work must have social value. If no value, no income. If your skills and hard work are not aligned with the creation of social value, never generate earnings as a contributor.
This is not an unjust system, is simply the way how the financial mechanism.
Since money is a social asset-backed social value, it makes sense not win a lot of money if you provide little or no value to society. The saying “Find a need and súplela” has much meaning from this point of view, as it is to find a society desire for value, and provide that value.
Another way to take into account the mentality of the taxpayer and the advantage is:
The abundance mentality dictates that wealth can be created from the ideas and action. The mentality of scarcity does not generate ideas or value, so that the wealth of some means poverty of others.
This abundance mentality is finally producing win-win benefits. You earn money and the value society receives from you.
The only real limit you would have with this mentality, is how you could create value for society. If you want to earn more money, then develop your skills and talents to facilitate the generation of large amounts of social value.
Truly the best way to earn more money is to focus on giving. Focus on helping others and provide something valuable from us. The current monetary system works great with this view, so all you have to do is devise a plan and begin to deliver value to society.
Generate cash from the social contribution is a very positive experience, so do not lose your consciousness or your spirituality in the way of wealth and abundance. With the mentality of taxpayer wealth and humility are not in conflict, in fact reinforcing and generate synergy, especially if reinviertes part of your income in ways to generate more value.
Within the model taxpayer also always have the option of selfless contributions (eg free). No need to get all the time the monetary value for what you do if you want.
I like having this option because it makes my work accessible even to those who could not afford it.
This website (Blog) for example, represents a large investment of time and energy on my part, so from my point of view is not something that I try.
Still, it’s free for all my visitors and will remain so, because I think this is a great way to contribute value to society as volunteers.
Interestingly when we contribute without thinking about money, money comes more easily.
Remember, money is credit (or debt) social, so that the more value Brindes society rather be “indebted” to you and you will become more deserving eventually make money with your contributions.
Unless a person really be totally inflexible, should not be difficult for you to find a way to contribute value to society in a way that is aligned with your own perception of value.
It’s all you really feel and do your homework up to you to devise a plan that allows you to provide great value to the world. Remember, the more value will be more money proveas deserve to win, and actually be earning.
This is why we recommend people do what they love, they pursue their passions and to put aside the prejudices of the society on “What Should I Do” or “What Generates More Money” because it rarely Once this is in line with both the social value as the value and happiness.
Begin then, to abandon the mentality of advantage-possibly society itself has created in you over time, and takes a contributor mentality. Then identifies opportunities that allow you to contribute to achieving value and alignment with your passions and principles.
Once you’ve internalized both will be able to obtain large amounts of money and abundance in all areas of your life, by the way the model fairest of all, one that helps others achieve what they want.