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How do you view money/wealth?

(I use money as a synonym for wealth from here on even though the two words may have different meanings and be used in different contexts.)

Money is a strange thing isn't it?  Some people have a lot of money and are afraid to spend a penny, while others have no money and don't really seem to care, still others spend every dime they get.

If one day I get a decent job that pays enough or I start a successful company I think I'm not going to be so stingy with my money but I won't blow it either.  I know what it means to be poor but I don't know what it is like to have so much money that you can buy most anything you want (not that many people do).

So what's everyones view on money?  Do you hoard it? Treasure it?  Give it away?  Don't really think about it?  Not to concerned with it? Try to save/build it?

For what purpose are you doing these things?

cd
Thursday, February 05, 2004

If you ain't makin' it, your spending it.

Sassy
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Money makes people crazy.
Not just having a lot of money. Money in general. Lending it, spending it, saving it, craving it. Extremely rational, moral people get wierd wierd wierd where money is concerned.

j b
Thursday, February 05, 2004

I'm saving mine for an important investment coming up. It's on the hush-hush, but I've got the inside track on some Nigerian money that's locked up in a Swiss bank account.

Don't worry, I won't be any different when I'm rich.

Nigel
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Money is important only in it's absence.

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Money is necessary to feed my three hungry games consoles.


Oh, and myself, my girlfriend, pay the rent etc.  But those things are much lower on the priorities list ;)

Mediocre ASP Monkey
Thursday, February 05, 2004

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140286780

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Being stingy is a good way to lose karma.

Wayne
Thursday, February 05, 2004

-1 Troll.

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, February 05, 2004

I'm going to buy all you Linux programmers' souls and send you to pergatory. For those of you who are Window programmers, you are already half way there.

Bill Gates
Friday, February 06, 2004

Money is an energy. You can use it for good or bad, whatever you fancy. Most important thing it can buy you its time.

Most people have to sell their life time for money doing something they don't enjoy.

One night I was lying in bed, going to sleep and then it stroke me: "Steve Balmer has loads of money, but he still works, why?! Most of us would definetely quit if they won even 1 million bucks in some sort of lottery, most of us wouldn't even bother to give notice then. Why, for God's sake, he didn't quit after he made his first 30 or 100 million? I mean he has to do real work every day to manage this corporation. So probably that exactly what he loves to do in his life."

I wish more people were happy in this way.

Vlad Gudim
Friday, February 06, 2004

It is a very widespread idea that money make people crazy.

We have all seen and known 18 year old kids who have a lot of money because daddy is a business man. Some of them buy very expensive cars, and some of those die in accidents because they want to show everybody how "cool" they are by driving 300 MPH.

However, there are people who have money and who are better persons because of it.

Because they have money, they get better education.

Having money allows you to give to charity, etc.

I am an entrepreneur. I fought and worked very hard, for years, to get my firm to show a profit.

Now I have a lot of money. Not like Bill Gates, but I can afford an expensive car without having to take a loan, etc.

Money is no longer important to me.

However, what is important is making products that people want to buy, because the products enhance their life.

I no longer work for the money. I work for the satisfaction of making good products.

Jax
Friday, February 06, 2004

Having too much or too little money is no good.
Both extremes have their unique challenges.

Bella
Friday, February 06, 2004

>How do you view money/wealth?

With mine very own two eyes.

Just for a laugh
Friday, February 06, 2004

How do I view wealth and money?

From a great distance.

Clay Dowling
Friday, February 06, 2004

>How do you view money/wealth?

With my pair of spectacles on

Just for a laugh
Friday, February 06, 2004

>How do you view money/wealth?

Take the one side of the money/wealth in one hand, hold the other side with the other hand. In windy weather hold tight with both hands. Bring the money/wealth close to your face. View to your bellyful with eyes wide open.

MSKB How to: Q404
Friday, February 06, 2004

MSKB How to: Q404, no technical discussions, please.

404: Money/Wealth not found
Friday, February 06, 2004

I would seriously like to discover the challenges involved in having too much money.

Anybody willing to assist me in this enterprise may email me below with either small or large contributions.

Simon Lucy
Friday, February 06, 2004

It can buy a house, but not a home.
It can buy a bed, but not sleep.
It can buy a clock, but not time.
It can buy you a book, but not knowledge.
It can buy you a position, but not respect.
It can buy you medicine, but not health.
It can buy you blood, but not life.
It can buy you sex, but not love.

So you see, money isn't everything...

I tell you all this because I am your friend, and as your friend I want to take away your pain and suffering... so send me all your money, and I will suffer for you.

A truer friend than me you will never find...

CASH ONLY, PLEASE!

A friend in need
Friday, February 06, 2004

t-shirt wisdom reveals:  "I find the concept of poverty romantic,  from a distance."

eaw
Friday, February 06, 2004

>How do you view money/wealth?

With great temptation.

yumm...yy

hodonism's my middle name
Friday, February 06, 2004

http://joi.ito.com/archives/2004/02/05/lunch_the_universe_and_everything_with_seth_lloyd.html

mb
Friday, February 06, 2004

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