I do think about this from time to time.
Although, I don’t think I have an answer, I certainly think it’s a question worth pondering together.
Is it a means to an end? If yes, to what end?
Is it the ultimate aim of life? The pinnacle of human aspiration is to make more money?
Is it freedom? Financial or otherwise?
Is it just a piece of paper with some numbers and symbols?
Is it power?
Elon talks about money in a few different ways:
- As a means of labour allocation
- As an entry in a database
- As a mechanism for information transfer etc.
Naval speaks of money as a form of leverage along with capital and code. Although he regards code as superior.
Interestingly, he was also wise enough to state:
Money won’t solve all your problems, but it will solve all your money problems.
Also, can money buy you time?
The answer is YES & NO
Yes, in the sense that you can rent other people’s time for a price. That’s where the means of labour allocation comes from!
No in the sense that , not all the wealth in the 🌍 can buy someone a moment in time once it’s gone.
How do you think and feel about money?
Do you rever it above all else? Or treat it with measured indifference or fall somewhere in between?