Can you blame us — humans, for being obsessed with money we are delicate creatures and money buys us the food, shelter, clothes, all absolutely essential to our survival without these, no question we would die. Danny boyle’s series trust, like ridley scott’s 2017 film all the money in the world, recounts the strange family saga of oil baron john paul getty and his grandson’s kidnapping. Can you blame us — humans, for being obsessed with money we are delicate creatures and money buys us the food, shelter, clothes, all absolutely essential to our survival. Money isn't everything but there's no denying that it plays a substantial role in life that doesn't mean you should go to extremes to focus on your finances an obsession with money can be harmful unfortunately, plenty of people don't put much thought into managing their money. Christopher plummer, in all the money in the world, as john paul getty and donald sutherland, in trust, as john paul getty composite: alamy/fx in the last few months, fascination with the twisted.
Pursuit of money alone never leads to happiness or satisfaction it can kill the entire purpose of life the obsession with money can alter your thinking and even kill your morals.
I was aware that in new york, there was a particularly strong obsession with excessive wealth, and that this obsession was culturally acceptable, even desirable and beneficial to society mr polk has defined that obsession in a more compelling manner, as an addiction to excessive wealth. Money it's worried about, obsessed over, fought over and even worshipped money can become an addiction like anything else it can control your life and to be honest, it's probably the only thing in my life that at times has become an obsession let me elaborate on at last point i am a financial advisor. Because i associated money with success: status and the ability to live “the good life” the more money i wanted, the harder i had to work to get it i was raised with the ethic that the secret to life was to work hard and sacrifice today so that some day, eventually, everything will work out in the end. Putting money away is a healthy habit, but it can become a problem when driven by irrational fears in extreme cases, compulsive saving can lead to marital discord and friction with other family.
I was captivated by “for the love of money,” by sam polk (sunday review, jan 19) during my career, i worked for more than 36 years, and lived and worked in six cities (including new york) on.
But let’s not forget that money is still just a piece of paper with an exchange value having enough money to live with dignity is necessary: we have to feed ourselves, put a roof over our heads and clothes on our body an obsession for money a person obsessed with money never feels like they have enough.
Many narcissists are obsessed with money lust they are thinking about how much money they have, how to get more of it, how to keep it away from others, whom to manipulate to get more, including family members to take theirs money is their substitution for love, warmth, affection—for being authentic and human. My obsession with money depends on the context i’m neither a miser nor a spendthrift, although i am occasionally on the frugal side so i’m not really obsessed with either spending or saving. Money has always been a big deal in america, but through much of history, the money-centrism of the greedy has not had the social acceptability that it has recently gained for the non-elite, greed was seen as the practice of villains such as charles dickens’ money-obsessed scrooge, a psychologically and spiritually sick man in need of conversion.
Money affects so many aspects of our lives, so it can become an obsession for some when it’s always on their mind some people may be obsessed because they’re struggling to make more, while others may be hooked on seeing their bank account get bigger. To add to chris' answer and to borrow his exception of the money required to survive: in a society where many are taught from childhood that money is a basic good, more money is better, and having more money provides security, greed is an expected side effect of the human condition.