Money is the Root of All Evil- Monetary Issues Leads to Crime and Deviance

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MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

Although money is good at times, it is basically the root of all evil. I think it would be better to say that the root of all evil is not money itself but people’s desire for money, which they could use to improve their own status, either greed to increase one’s status, or jealousy over losing in the status game to others. The Bible does not say that money is bad. What it does say is that it is "the love of money is the root of all evil." Over time money has shaped many people into greedy human beings who put others down, simply because they don’t have the same things.

“According to the US Census Bureau in 2005, the average median household income for Americans was roughly $46,000. The median annual earnings for someone in the labor force age 25 or older were $32,000. The median household per income, the amount of money households are able to allocate to each of their members, was $24,000.” These people seem to be satisfied with their income. Then you come to those that make less than this or those people who make much more. The individuals who make less always want more, as a result, in some cases their behavior leads to crime. If these people had more they could buy something a little nicer than they already have. Now those who have more money than the average person always seem to want more, such that then many get more, they think that they will be satisfied, but often this is not always the case. For some the more they have the better they are, or so they think yet it's all a power trip as such, when is enough, enough. Enough is simply not enough for many people who are wealthy.

However there are people that aren’t that fortunate and do not make very much therefore they often not happy abo...

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...ities, always playing hooky which means skipping school, indulge themselves in alcohol, gambling and other debaucheries which often include free sex and getting drunk. They often commit suicide after using all their parents’ wealth. Just like an old quote which goes like “That money talks I'll not deny, I heard it once: It said, Goodbye." Love of Money, in this way, is the root of all evils. But if we could all appreciate life the way it is, the fun, and the beauty, I think life would be better and more enjoyable. Until and unless you discover that money can also be used for good, you ask for your own destruction. When money becomes the tool by which people deal with one another, then these people themselves end up becoming the tools of other people. “They who are in the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.”

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