Money, money, money. The world does truly revolve around it, no one can deny that. It is without doubt the biggest force in this world, natural or not. Money can lead to easier lives for some, and worse lives for others. Some benefit from money, others do not. Todays world is built around money, and unfortunately it looks as though that money is almost blinding people visions of what they want now,and in the future. It is deciding their careers, it is moulding their whole life. Money, money and more money.
Like anyone I enjoy having a bit of extra cash in my pocket. I enjoy being able to treat myself every now and then. In the future I hope to have a good enough income to be comfortable. But unlike many people my age, and beyond, I have never looked at money as a target in life. For me a career has always been what I want to do for my own reasons, and not for the money it makes. Sure I would love to make a heap of cash early on so I can indulge in luxuries. But for matter that seems like a waste of money and of pure life. Relaxing by the beach is incredible, but personally I would rather not be relaxing and using that time wherever I am to make a difference Whether that made me a pound a day, or hundreds, it doesn’t matter to be. I have always said I want to help those who need help, and unfortunately in many cases you need money to kick-start that. To kick-start a building project of a school or a sustainable village or whatever, you need funds. Until those funds are made available it is hard to go forward with any changes. This shows the power money has over everything. It is what is keeping many people below the poverty line, it is what is also keeping many people sickeningly rich for no reason.
I always remember hearing stories of billionaires wasting money on drugs as it is the only way to make an impact on their finances, in a way it is the only way of feeling as though they have something to spend money on, nothing else really makes a dent. What a terrible world we live in where this is true. The numbers out there that shows how something like the top 10 richest people in the world can buy out every countries debt, to make it s debt free and far more free world. Yet many do not. Now I say many for a reason.
Bill Gates is a pioneer in this type of field. By that I mean he is one of only a few billionaires, and this years richest man, to actually invest his money, not in further businesses or stocks, but in aid, people, healthcare and society worldwide. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a truly great piece of work, and evidence that not everyone waste their billions on cars or drugs. It is these kind of people who remind us of the good in people, as well as in money. Even though it rules our world, it can also help our world become equal and fair. It is not happening at the moment, but hopefully in the not too distant future, money, instead of leading to further inequality, will lead to a far more balanced world. It will take a lot of work, and a lot of changed mindsets but one day we will get there. I just hope that day is sooner rather than later.
I hope this blog makes sense in that people still need to stop looking at money as what it can do for them, as an individual, but what they can use that to do for the world. To have money in your pocket makes you richer and far more advantages than so many people around the world, why not use it to improve our world into the future, instead of improving your wardrobe or house?