New here! First blog post: nothing to do with atheism. :D

Money. Relationship-splintering, friendship-rending, a societal construct of sorts, that, for better or worse, is probably here to stay. No one ever has enough of it, but in the end, when the lights go down and you make your peace with everyone important to you, you can't take it with you.

 

I bet it would make a good fire-starter, though.

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Tags: death, money

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on June 9, 2011 at 10:43pm
Some day soon that may be all for which it is good.
Comment by Walter Maki on June 10, 2011 at 12:44am

To me money is a tool. It can be used to build and fix or to simply destroy. 

Welcome aboard Marcus.

Comment by Albert Bakker on June 10, 2011 at 1:47am

I have what I need, I am housed, clothed and fed well. I am blessed with a comparatively limited imagination for what I want, but nevertheless own a whole lot of unnecessary luxury. I could earn more, but I like what I do. I'm a garbage man.

Comment by Jewelz on June 10, 2011 at 8:17pm

In the end, you can't take happiness and emotionally fulfilling relationships with you either. They are also a societal construct that is here to stay, along with the exchange of goods, services, and currency among members of society.

 

I'm a fan of bartering among my friends whenever possible, but I really don't have a problem with the concept of money. My problem is that we've created a system where a small percentage of the population owns a disproportionately large amount of wealth. I don't conceive of any solution involving the use of money as an accelerant, but flawed system is definitely flawed.

Comment by oneinfinity on June 10, 2011 at 8:39pm

Henry Miller on money

From Tropic of Capricorn:

To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don’t have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money?
Comment by Marcus Orlyus on June 10, 2011 at 8:43pm

I'm surprised to have even gotten this many comments. This little ditty was the result of a writing exercise my professor had us do recently. He'd give us a word, and then we had 30 seconds to write as much as came to our minds about it. Obviously the word he gave us was "money", and this is what came out. The other one he gave us was "girl", and what came out was a bit NSFW, lol.

 

On the subject of disproportionate wealth-I graduated with a BA in Economics myself, so I definitely know a little something about that :P it wasn't always that way, there was definitely a time when the wealth was distributed reasonably evenly in the US, but right now, the only other developed countries with a higher GINI coefficient than the US are Singapore and Hong Kong.

Comment by Steve on June 10, 2011 at 9:08pm
For a moment I thought you were talking about religion. About everything you said fits, except that you can't burn it.

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