We reach a stage in our lives where we start thinking about the career we would like to follow, we think about where we would like to live and work, whether we are going to marry or not, we try to predict the age we will achieve our dreams, and so on…
During all this period of planning our future, a question always pops-up: Is money really important?
Usually at this point in time we are thinking about our dream houses, cars, vacations… And all those are dreams that only money can buy.
Automatically we start asking ourselves if money really deserves all these appreciation.
We need to be very careful because our perceptions of the importance of money, can determine the way we will deal with it and this can have a huge influence on our financial success.
The truth is: money is extremely important!
Even though money is something that we should always consider, there are things in life that are by far more important than having a greater affluence and I believe that our top priorities should be reflecting on them.
Putting money as the most important thing in our lives can have drastic ends. People become wild to the extent of being able to do anything for few bucks. In this case, the desire for money makes us blind, insensitive and we develop an attitude of indifference towards the things that really matter in life.
The most important things in our lives should be our relationships, our happiness, our health and our finances can then follow. When our perspectives are organised in such a way, we will desire a greater affluence but we will still know that we can’t compromise other people’s lives, we can’t affect our health and welfare, and so we take more calculated steps.
Be careful because the people who too often say that money is not important are the same ones who are poor or suffering from any financial problem. It is basically a result of their mindset. This way of thinking develops in people an indifference about money and so they are unable to end its scarcity in their lives.
I would like to read from you too, to which extent is money important to you?