Why Money Isn’t the Most Important Thing

First, we need to establish what money is.

mon·ey/ˈmənē/
Noun:
A current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively.

According to the dictionary, money is a medium of exchange.

In other words, money is nothing more than a tool to help you attain either what you want or need.

Now, think about everyone in your life. Your mother. Your father. Your children. Your relatives. Your friends. Your teachers. Whomever it may be.

Are any of them valuable to you?

To me, I find that the people in my life are far more valuable than any tool could ever be.

Imagine just lying around being in love with that hammer you just got. How ridiculous does that sound?

Well, money is basically the same concept. It’s a tool that does two things:

1. Covers your absolute necessities.

2. Allows you to be more of who you are.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.

2 thoughts on “Why Money Isn’t the Most Important Thing”

  1. Leaving aside all the good things that money can’t buy, more important than money is the availability of things one can buy with it. If the burst of the debt bubble causes the failure of production and distribution, then money will become worthless, except perhaps to light campfires.

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