“Money is the root of all evil”. A more accurate verbage would state that greed is the root of all evil. Greed can be defined as a rapacious desire. It is this desire that puts value to the items that we lust over. If no one wanted money, it would lose its value. Money is not the root of all evil. It allows access to the things we want or need.
Being jealous of others is one of the foundations to greed.We should never look at our friends, family, or neighbors and wish we had what they have. We should learn the value of contentment. We have worked hard for what we have. We should carry pride in that. Who knows, maybe they are looking at us with envy.
I have seen too many people fight to get rich. Very rarely do we find someone fighting to be happy. Why? Do we have that much faith in money providing happiness? Money can buy temporary happiness. But, as stated, that happiness is only temporary. We can find more fulfilling happiness in other things such as love, friendship, self-improvement, and possitive living.
Life is too short for greed or jealousy. 🙂