Money controls us; infiltrates our every decision; indoctrinates us into trading away our most valuable possession. A possession more valuable than anything money could ever buy: time.
Why do we allow money to transform us into machines, carelessly wasting our time doing tedious and unrewarding work? Why do we give a piece of paper a ridiculously improportional value?
Imagine a world without money. People tell you it would be chaotic but those are the same people who worship the substance. Imagine a place where people worked because they were passionate about what they did. Where you grew your own vegetables to eat and you could travel anywhere you wanted. The world would be yours.
Although that existence is not a reality today, don't be fooled into thinking this world is not yours. Governments do not own the earth. You have a right to see this big beautiful world just as much as anyone else.
To be honest, why should we pay to see the great masterpieces of our ancestors; the colosseum, the pyramids, the Great Wall of china. Why should these things only be available to those who can afford it?
However, unfortunately, this is our reality.
So my advice to you?
Just remember that money is an illusion. I'm sure you hear this every day, but even the richest men aren't always happy. There are so much things that are more valuable that money; memories, the impact you have on people, the time you spend with your family and friends. Money is temporary. When you die you will have nothing, just like everyone else, no matter how many iPhones you had in your life. The thing that gives you value is not the number of digits in the bank account, but the way you made people feel.
So give that man you always see begging in the street, that fiver in the bottom of your bag. Don't spend all those precious minutes working in a job in which you are not excited to go to in the morning.
I know that when I get pocket money, I am exactly as happy as I was before I had it. True, I may experience a sudden boost of endorphins but that happiness is no where near as great compared to when I'm swimming in the ocean with my friends or when I'm having a barbecue with my family. Yes, that small amount of money might allow me to go to a party or the cinema but honestly I would be just as happy swimming in a river or having a picnic.
So I want you to donate at least a fraction of your pocket money or weekly pay to someone who needs it more and I promise I will do the same.
Whatever you do, make sure that when your on your death bed, you are not looking back on a life stuck in an office.
go listen to: Dangerous by roxette
Yours sincerely x