Jun 21, 2012

Is It Worth It? Part 1

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money...

They say that money is the root of all evils, yet on the other hand without money life is actually pretty sad. Lack of money can also be the root of all evil in some instances.   Money is not everything, but I do believe that it makes life a bit more fun, and exciting to know you are able to come and go and do the things you want without fearing what will happen next.

Everything in moderation is what they say, and I do believe that this is true.  I have come across people who seem to think that money is all that matters and they will go to any extremes to crush anyone that stands in the way of them and their money.

I come from very a very humble upbringing.  We had what we needed and never more.  My parents worked to give us a good education and to make sure we were good human beings.  Money was not something we had a lot of, but we sure had and have lots of love.  To this day I know that my values stem from hard work, determination and being brought up to never take anyone or anything for granted. 

I am not one interested in impressing anyone.  I could really care less what you have.  I am more interested in the kind of person yo are.  You can have all the money and riches in the world, but if you are not a nice person then I really don't care to know you.

In my life I have done many things.  I have worked with NYC EMS, I worked as a flight attendant in California, in a law library in NY, a teacher in Florida and also in the mall. I also worked in health care both in Florida and California  just to mention a few.  In every job you meet people from all walks of the world and the one thing they all had in common was the fact that they thought because they were wealthy, had lots of money everyone was supposed to do what the say and when they say.

Wrong!  I was always told the customer is right.  My answer was always...says who?  When I worked in the mall I met wonderful people and of course many not so wonderful.  Many a times the ones with the money assumed that I was there to be "abused"  They had something else coming!  This was the same in many of my jobs.

My parents taught me that I was and am special.  I was one of a kind and if I treated people with respect then I should demand the same.  I did and I do!

Money does a lot of good, but I have seen families torn apart also because of this.  I have seen children rob their own elderly parents out of their lives saving and I have seen siblings drift apart all because of money.

I also know of the goodness it can do.  
Have a good day!

A fool and his money are soon parted...

until next time...