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Respect money and appreciate its value
BY: KEN WATANABE
In Malaysia it is quite common for people to make references to others as ‘money- faced’ or ‘money- minded’ in stating that these people are greedy for money and the creation of wealth in an obsessive way.
From time to time people make this inferences and it is really a poor reflection of our character in not being content with what we have whether plenty or little but the truth is people should be the masters of money and not its slave.
Self-control is important and an indication that the state of our mental health is good. For some people the love of money is the root of all evil and yet for others the lack of money is the root of all evil.
This is why it is important to be balanced and strike the middle line. Too much of something can be good for nothing and too little of something makes it useless. In the case of having money and wealth it is perhaps good to have enough and maybe some extra.
Possessing lots and lots of money may be good but it doesn’t guarantee a happy, fulfilled and contented life. Being content in life should come not just from money, wealth and earthly possessions but other equally important factors.
These factors include a happy family and sound relationships, good health, being able to study well or having a stable career or successful business and being able to manage our finances in a practical way that leads to a prosperous life.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher