Money Is a Jealous Master

“Money cannot be labeled as just another end in life.”

Money cannot be labeled as just another end in life. Quite the contrary, when a person becomes absorbed with the desire for making money, it often dominates everything in its path.

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“Money is not content with being just another final purpose of life alongside wisdom and art, personal significance and strength, beauty and love; but in so far as money does adopt this position it gains the power to reduce the other purposes to the level of means.”

(Taken from Georg Simmel, The Philosophy of Money, Routledge, New York, 2008, p. 241.)