Money makes the world go ’round
“While money can’t buy happiness,
it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.”
– Groucho Marx
It is not a matter of simply being greedy,
competitive and ambitious,
but developpin’ a wildly vicious
and unhealthy attitude toward money.
The strange thing is, the more we make,
the more we got attached to them,
and it is not their belongin’ to condemn,
but the position we’ve decided to take.
It is easy to blame the poor for being poor
and claim that the rich are rich because…
they have brain matter in higher dose.
However, reality is more obscure.
What is money? a stack of bills?
a medium of exchange, a measure of value?
A door leadin’ to success, but with no issue,
a shortcut to reach the top of the hills?
Perhaps the easiest way to find out
what’s the role of money in our age
is to consider what would change
if the whole world lived without.
It is no longer a fiction,
our rush for money has become this ritual:
we see a rich man as an evil individual
who promotes this wealth addiction.
’cause of their mass wealth accumulation,
we see the very rich as “spiritually sick”,
exhorted to constantly seek
more and further worsening their addiction.
They develop the fear of losing them
despite the amount they already posses,
and while they definite it as “progress”,
they cover themselves in gold and gem.
Wealth must have stayed a tool for investment,
for development and for change,
but the current facts outrage
when we call for a self-assesement.
When love, family or personal heath
become no longer our priority,
they can no longer restore our clarity
to see the limitations of material wealth.
The stack of money in one’s pocket
is what makes a friendship be created
and human quality has been related
to the size of one’s wallet.
Profit, auction and stock market,
the consumption and production
are weapons of mass destruction,
and people are their weakest target.
That’s the period humanity faces
in our complex society,
where money means notoriety,
on a purely selfish basis.
Which one of us can assure
that we haven’t already sold
our souls for material stuff,
and that we’re not blinded by gold?
Well, our attitudes are such a bluff,
as we’ll never stop from feelin’ poor,
enough will never be “enough”…
and of that we can be sure!