Saturday, March 24, 2012

Is Money The Root of All Evil?

The pursuits by the world banks of ever larger profit has led the world to the brink of economy collapse. So is it safe to assume that money is the root of all evil? Nope. The love for money is the answer. In other word; Greed. It has reduced the value of human life that so few could willingly profit at the expense of so many is the true evil.
Surely human is ungrateful to his Lord, and to this he himself is a sure witness and most surely he is violent in love of wealth  (Al-'Aadiyaat 6-8) 
Greed is nothing new; it has been around and is here to stay. 
Radix malorum est cupiditas (Greed is the root of all evil)
Greed is the source of all kind of cruelty; stealing, hoarding, plundering and treason. But I'm not saying greed is all bad. Greed is good too; it is the most important incentive for people to work hard, getting a good education and makes people productive. This is a way, contributes to the general society. 

It is only bad when human does not know when to stop. They can not stop accumulating wealth, not being able to tell that enough is enough. The fear of being poor make people greedier. They accumulate so much wealth that even their children or grandchildren can not possibly use all of it.

And the fear of being poor leads people to do unethical, immoral things in the pursuit of money.

But not everyone is a servant of money. Majority of people are good hearted, who are willing to give away portions of their earnings to good cause or charity. They are willing to help.

But after all, we all are the children of Gordon Gekko; as Australian ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd quoted saying "It is perhaps time now to admit that we did not learn the full lessons of the greed-is-good ideology. And today we are still cleaning up the mess of the 21st-century children of Gordon Gekko" during one of his speech about the Financial Crisis 2007-2010.

For the love of the money

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