"Give me money... That's what I want," so goes the song.
Money has been in our world for thousands of years. Originally, money was used as a measurement tool to estimate the value of goods. Before money, people would trade goods that they had a surplus of for other goods that they could not readily harvest, make or grow. This typically included resources vital to their survival and protection: food, animals, tools, and fabrics. Societies expanded and the trading system became more complex.
In this day and age, to say our society is highly money-conscious would be a gross understatement.
It's important to remember what money can't buy:
"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." - Douglas Adams
6. Peace of Mind
"Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has non." - Richard M. DeVos
"Bottom line is, I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all, and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence." - Steve Jobs4. Love
"If you want to distinguish between those who love you unreservedly, and those who love your money, try losing all your money." - Jordi Alemany3. Health
"Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived." - Dalai Lama
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants." - Benjamin Franklin1. Spiritual Enlightenment
"Money 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 a book, but not knowledge. It can buy blood but not health, so you see; money is not everything in life." - Unknown