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What does it mean to be crazy about money?

What does it mean to be crazy about money?

Most of us spend almost all day thinking about money and, more specifically, how to get more of it.


As if money were all there was to life. Most of us can't think of anything else because of the way things are.

 

 We are always looking for money, which makes it seem like we are obsessed with it. Everything we do in life has to do with making money.

 

This is a bad thing, but it's true because we need money for everything. There's nothing wrong with what you're doing, but the problem is that it becomes a habit to keep making more money over time.

There is a danger there. The problem is that there comes a point when chasing money becomes a habit or something we like to do. If we didn't chase money, we wouldn't know what to chase now, because who we are is based on how much money we have.

 

Another thing is that from the time we are young, we are always taught and trained to think that everything we do is for the purpose of making money.


No one ever told you that money is just a means to an end and that there is something more important to do in life. Some examples are: leaving a legacy or building something, giving to charity or helping someone, following your passion and living your life, or just enjoying life and your money.

 

How did we get so hooked on this?

This is because of three things:

·        First, what we do defines us. It's the way people act. I know I should work out, but I don't even though I know I should eat well, I don't I should spend more time with my kids, and I don't  I know that money won't make me happy, but I keep trying to get it anyway.

 

We live by the laws of inertia, which make it hard to change our habits. We have to break it, though. We want money for ourselves and for the people and things we care about.

 

·        Second, we need signs that we are making progress. How much money you have shown, how far you have come in life. The more money you have, the more progress you can make. It's just how evolution works. People need to know that what they're doing is right. The bigger house, bigger car, branded goods, and the list goes on.


 

·        Third, it's the easiest thing to do. It's natural for people to try to avoid hard things. It's hard to figure out how important something is. Am I a good husband or father? Have I taken good care of my child? Measuring these things takes years, and we still don't know the answers.

 

So, shouldn't our main goal be to make money for ourselves?

I'm not saying that. Create something. Definitely, take care of yourself! Use it to make yourself as happy as possible! You need a certain amount, and anything more than that is a bonus.

 

Different people have different ideas about what "their certain amount" means. If doing that extra won't be hard, stressful, or require your help, then it's fine. Don't kill yourself for that extra, in short. Be Smart.

  

Why does someone care so much about money?

 We often talk about how important it is to be financially literate, which means knowing how money works and having the tools to make good decisions.

 

But when it comes to being financially healthy, most people don't think about their money personality type, which is how they think about and feel about money.


We all have our own ideas and feelings about money, which are mostly based on what we've learned and felt in our own lives (e.g., passed down from our parents or influenced by our current situations).

 

You can have a much better relationship with money if you can figure out which type you are and what the problems are with each. It can help you stop buying things on a whim, make better budgets, invest wisely, and save up a nice nest egg for retirement.

 

We've all heard stories about very rich people who ruined their lives because they cared too much about money. Being obsessed with money can lead to fraud, bribery, jail time, and debt, among other things.

 

Some people are completely obsessed with getting more money and things, which is considered a mental illness. They only care about getting more and more things. Family, friends, and partners disappear when there's a chance to make more money or get more things.

 

In a capitalist world, money helps us live better when used in the right way. But let's not forget that money is still just a piece of paper with a value. It's important to have enough money to live with pride. We need to eat, keep a roof over our heads, and dress ourselves.

 

Someone who is always thinking about money will never feel like they have enough.

 

But it's not just about putting a lot of money in your bank account. Money is a big part of success in the society we live in. And success, in turn, has something to do with how valuable we are as people.

 

If we look more closely, we'll see that there's more to money than just the social status it can give. Doing illegal or wrong things gives you a rush of adrenaline that can become addictive.

 

And for these people, acting recklessly can become a powerful drug. It changes the way they see the world and makes them think they are more interesting and attractive.

 

What are they trying to do?

What do they hope to get out of all this? When people put short-term hedonism ahead of their values and beliefs, they lose them. Nothing is important anymore, and no amount of money, things, or accomplishments is enough.

 

Since they don't accept themselves, they need to be accepted all the time. This obsession gives them exactly what they fear. They are left alone without the acceptance they have worked so hard for.

 

They never completely satisfy the needs they have in their minds. Then it becomes clear that money, property, or goods are not the answer to their inner emptiness.

 

The Wolf of Wall Street or political corruption are examples that make it hard to disagree with what we're saying. People are so empty inside that they need something outside of themselves to fill that void.


What is it that makes these people always want more than they have? How do they really want to live?


 The image is what they care about, not the money itself. They want to be seen as attractive and powerful, and they also want to make people feel excited.

 

The need to be okayed...

All through history, people have done different things because they wanted to be liked. In the past, people who didn't fit in with the group were left out in the open. If they weren't accepted by their community, death was much closer...

 

Everything starts here. Even though we know we can live without acceptance, we still seem to have this need to be liked.

 

This mental illness would go away if this silly fake need was taken away. We would see that money is just a fantasy. Because, in reality, it doesn't do anything other than meet material needs that have already been met.

 

In this world, people don't need a lot of material things to feel happy. When we get something, we like it for a while, but then we want something better. All the big brands know this, which is why they keep making new models.

 

Don't be fooled: being happy with the little things in life is what really makes us happy. It means loving and accepting ourselves just the way we are.


 Why is money so important?

Our parents never kept us away from things that could be called "adult business" when we were growing up. Some of these things had to do with money, like bills that were past due, taxes, and problems with the bank.


When we were kids, this made us want to be rich all the time. we wanted money so we could take care of our family and make sure they never had to worry or stress again.


But we shouldn't have had to worry about providing for anyone when we were young. This focus on money also made us nervous about growing up and hurt our schoolwork and relationships with other people.


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It got worse when we realized that we didn't have as much money as some of our classmates. We were very interested in their backpacks, shoes, lunches, and anything else that could show how much money they had compared to us.


We were always comparing ourselves to kids we thought came from rich families. we started saving for college around that time when we were in elementary school because we were afraid, we wouldn't be able to pay for it.


We wanted to go to work as soon as we were old enough. All of these worries were unhealthy and bad for us, and when we look back on that time in our life, we can see how bad it was for us to know that our family were having money problems.


 Most Stuyvesant students want to go to a good college and have a good career, just like we do. Many of us imagine a future version of ourselves who is successful, healthy, and wealthy.


People often dream about having money, but associating success with money is bad because it can lead to money disorders like "worshiping" money.


Other possible effects include gambling and shopping addictions, both of which are dangerous for people who are already weak.


But when young people are taught about money, they aren't very well protected, so they can get wrong information about money situations.

 

Money worship is a type of money disorder in which a person thinks that getting rich is the only way to get ahead in life. There are many reasons why someone might come to believe this way.


One of the most common is growing up in a place where there isn't enough money, which makes people think there isn't enough money for them and that they need to save as much as they can to be financially stable.


"Money makes the world go round" may be true for people who are obsessed with money. It gives you a place to live and food to eat, which are both things you need to live a happy life.


On the other hand, the thoughts and habits that come from an obsession can be very harmful. It makes people feel like they have to work as much as possible, so even if they are making money, they don't have much time to enjoy it.


Some people might say that being obsessed with money is a good way to get things done, but it becomes a bad addiction when it takes over your life and hurts your relationships.


People may start out being good with money, but then they may get into bad habits that they try to hide from other people. They might worry about getting rich and work too hard to make more money, thinking that money is the key to happiness.


When people have a healthy way of thinking about money, they keep an eye on their finances and make a reasonable budget. It's important to notice when someone crosses the line because they might start to believe things that are bad for their mental health.

 

Many people's ideas about money come from the stress they experienced as kids. In the United Kingdom, the Mental Health Foundation found that more than one in four schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 15 worry that their families don't have enough money.


This number is not only sad, but it can also lead to the same problems we went through. Because children are a product of their environment, the path from being poor to being obsessed with money is a slippery slope.


If kids are worried about their money, they will be more likely to put money ahead of their relationships as adults. The desire for money has been linked to bad behavior and makes people more likely to use drugs.


 Research has also shown that when kids focus on money, they become less empathetic and more competitive, especially if they have material goals.

 

Parenting is hard, and we don't blame our parents for the way we think about money. But kids from low-income families shouldn't have to feel alone when their parents are worried and stressed about money.


They should be able to talk to someone who can understand how they feel and help them. Family and friends should also look for signs that a child is worried or stressed and ask them about it. Being emotionally smart is a big part of keeping money obsessions from getting worse.

  

Is it bad to care too much about money?

 Obsession can come from having a lot.

This is a better way to be obsessed with money. If you have an abundance mindset, you know that there is enough money for you. You know that you will be able to buy the things you want with that money. You can get them as they are available.

 

bad to care too much about money


When you have an abundance mindset, you can take a breath. You are no longer going to drown. You know that you will always be able to get the things you want.

 

So, you don't feel like you have to be so obsessed with it that it makes you sick.

 

Some of the things we want are good enough to buy. Now, this doesn't mean we are careless with our money, but we do think it's important to spend money on things we want.


We just bought a new TV, as an example. It has a smart remote that we can talk to and is 4K. If we had had a bad relationship with money, we wouldn't have been able to make that purchase. Instead, we would have been told to save the money because "we might run out of cash."


We don't worry if our income changes. Even though our main goal is to bring in more money for our family as a whole, we know we can adjust if we start making less money or if our financial situation changes.


This made it much easier for us to deal with our feelings, because our "abundance mindset" lets us adapt to changes in our finances instead of freaking out about them.


We were to put money toward our health and well-being. This includes gym memberships, fitness classes, yoga, gym equipment, new running shoes, and so on.


Simply put, we would not have spent our money on any of these things 5 years ago. Why? because we "didn't have enough" to put our money into the things we cared about. We let our belief that there wasn't enough control our health.

 

 How to not be crazy about money


 How to Live a Life Without Obsessions

You don't have to worry about money all the time. But, especially at the start, it takes time, work, and patience. Here somethings you can do to get started:

·        Don't measure yourself against others.


When you don't get what you want or don't have what your friends do, you might feel resentful. If you stop comparing yourself to people in ads or people you know, it will be easier for you to be happy with yourself.

 

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·        Don't complain about what you have.

You'll find your Zen once you decide to stop comparing yourself to other people. You'll be happy with what you already have and stop wanting what you don't have.


Instead of going to that expensive dockside restaurant downtown, you could stay home and watch a movie with your family or go on a picnic on a nice Saturday afternoon.

 

·        Look long.

Now that you know what you have is enough to make you happy, it will be easier to think about your long-term goals. You'll stop seeing your budget as a punishment and start seeing it as a way to be free. You'll get used to living on a budget, and it won't be something that's always torturing your mind.

 

·        Let yourself splurge.

If you keep yourself in a budget prison, you'll want to break out at some point. Keep a budget, but don't be too strict with yourself. Even if it's only $50 a month, give yourself some room to move. It's a great way to give yourself a reward for being good, and it will help you feel less like you're locked up.

 

·        Check your money only once a month.

Look at your progress once a month to feel like your faraway goal is getting closer. Don't do it more often than that, because looking every day can lead to obsession.


And there's no need to worry if you have a simple budget like the envelope/cash method. It's enough to look once a month.

 

If we think we're not good enough unless we have the "right" gadgets, or if we're not happy with what we have now, we're setting ourselves up to be disappointed. Learn to enjoy the moment you're in. You won't just feel better about your money, but also about yourself and your life.

  

Money and power are all they care about.

Many of us feel like other people have so much power over us that we need to do something to have power over something else... or someone else.


This is especially true in the hazy culture we're creating around us. Even though we may have some religious beliefs that we take for granted, most of us don't really want to have power over someone else, at least not in a way that makes them a way for us to get what we want.


Most of us would rather help others than help ourselves. However, because our power system is so weak, those who feed off the power of others leave a lot of us feeling drained.

 

The good news is that only a small number of people really show these vampire-like tendencies. The bad news is that because they have been taking power for so long, they now have a lot of power and make most of the decisions that affect the rest of our lives. They stink, and we have to deal with it.

 

Our religious establishment has been a major source of their power. These are groups of people who share the same beliefs and have always given people a break from the rest of the world or an explanation for why things are the way they are.


Unfortunately, because these machines have been given so much power and seem to like the taste of it, a lot of the people in the organization that is supposed to protect the world from them have become just as hungry and don't really know what they are doing.

 

Many people still find religion brings comfort to many people and gives them ready-made answers to many of life's questions.


This often frees people from having to come up with their own personal philosophy and guides them toward a life of service, love, and sacrifice for others, which is a pretty nice way to live.


Yet, the people who want power have tapped into the most powerful parts of religion, so the energy that was meant to help the poor is often used to make money for those who don't deserve it.


Even though religious institutions have been messed up by shenanigans, thefts, betrayals, and lies, we still have faith.

 

Summary


We are always looking for money, which makes it seem like we are obsessed with it. Everything we do in life has to do with making money. There's nothing wrong with what you're doing, but the problem is that it becomes a habit to keep making more money. 


It's natural for people to try to avoid hard things. You need a certain amount, and anything more than that is a bonus.


If doing that extra won't be hard, stressful, or require your help, then it's fine. Don't kill yourself for that extra. When people put short-term hedonism ahead of their values and beliefs, they lose them. Money is a big part of success in the society we live in.


And success has something to do with how valuable we are as people, not just how much money we have.


In this world, people don't need a lot of material things to feel happy. Being happy with the little things in life is what really makes us happy. Acceptance means loving and accepting ourselves just the way we are.


"Money makes the world go round" may be true for people who are obsessed with money. When people have a healthy way of thinking about money, they keep an eye on their finances.


On the other hand, the thoughts and habits that come from an obsession can be very harmful. More than one in four schoolchildren worry that their families don't have enough money.


Obsession with money has been linked to bad behavior and makes people more likely to use drugs. Being emotionally smart is a big part of keeping money obsessions from getting worse.


You don't have to worry about money all the time. But, especially at the start, it takes time, work, and patience to get started.


If you're feeling stuck in a budget prison, you'll want to break out at some point. Keep a budget, but don't be too strict with yourself. You'll get used to living on a budget and it won't be something that's always torturing your mind. Even though our religious institutions have been messed up, we still have faith.

 

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