Money as The Root of All Societal Evils
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Money is both a blessing and a curse, making life simpler and better while at the same time, total dependence and the inability to control money may lead to confusion among the people. In the present world, people have become too dependent on money such that they have forgotten the social values that have held communities together for a long time, tearing them down to individuality and selfishness. Money has turned people into evil, never inputting in their minds the desire to do good to people. Money rules the world, taking control of all activities in human endeavors with the aim of controlling human beings, as it brainwashes people’s minds, leaving them mindless.
Money is the leading cause of political instability. One of the main ways that money causes political instability is through hyper-inflation that eventually leads to the fall of governments. Another way is that it is used to finance terrorism, waging war against nations, and spreading chaos around the globe. It is the nations that have financial control that is able to stop or wage war as they are able to purchase ammunitions of their like. The main aim of terrorism is to murder people in large numbers, and when terrorists invade a country, the government is shaken, and this means that there is a probability of the government going down. It is money that makes all these possible.
Money is the sole cause of exploitation that results in the unequal distribution of wealth and resources. The economic structure in the present day is designed in such a manner that there doesn’t exist any regulatory body that monitors the flow of money. Due to this, the society has become aggressive, moving towards the concept of survival for the fittest. Some people are too wealthy, while others are on the verge of poverty. It is money that is responsible for the societal stratification into classes based on the amount of wealth acquired. Individuals with little or no money are at the lowest class, which makes them seem inferior, yet human beings are equal. As a result, the wealthy take advantage of the poor, paying the poor to work for them and paying them peanuts, which translates to oppression.
People have become too dependent on money, and this has compelled individuals to do whatever they can to get more money. As a result, people have sold their souls to the devil in return for money and wealth. Many people from all walks of life that include politicians, musicians, athletes, and business people have sold their souls to the devil for different purposes, such as becoming famous, excelling in business, and winning political positions, all of which are central to the money.
Debts are another way that money has and have been for a long time considered evil. The wealthy class in society lends money to the needy in return for profits. Some of the lenders are too selfish and resolute to extortion. Due to this, they put higher margins on their interests so that they can get more money from what they have given out. If the debt is not paid on time, it may be followed by threats even to lives, and this explains how money has been used to control other people’s lives as someone can even murder without guilt just because of money.
Money has been used to perpetuate social evils in modern society, where moral values have been sacrificed at the expense of money. People have become so much money-minded to the extent that they can indulge in corrupt practices openly in order to satisfy their greed for money. Besides, money can buy freedom in the current generation where people with no money spend more time in jail while those who have money buy out their freedom regardless of the crime they have committed.
According to the bible, God is the owner of the soul and thus has the power to control it. However, money has reversed this as people have reverted to the love for money, which in turn has cost them their lives and souls. Most of the people have sold their souls to the devil and thus going against God’s will and purpose. As the bible says, the love for money is the root of all evil, people have loved money sitting in the middle of a lifestyle that compels them to forget eternity, living selfish lifestyles that prioritize the present and they are more focused on the physical comfort in this world, rather than focusing on the eternal destiny.