Bryan Dijkhuizen

Stop Seeing Money as Your Objective, It Is Only a Tool to Obtain freedom

Money is the thing that divides all of the people in the world, your social status is decided by the amount of money that you have. When you have a lot of money, you can achieve anything and without it, you can’t.

Don’t forget, money is only a tool.

When we’re young, we want to spend a lot of money on things we don’t really need — new phones, junk food, and who knows how much else. But, unfortunately, it’s not like we’re putting that money to good use in any way. Only now have I realized that, in the end, money is useless if it is spent on things that aren’t important to you.

This is something I’ve done in the past, but when money becomes the end goal of your life rather than a tool to accomplish your objectives, you will never be free and will be consumed by thoughts of obtaining and having money.

The definition of money by Oxford Languages is as following:

“a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively.”

The term current stands out to me in this phrase because it suggests that the form of money will most likely change at some point in the future.

We “need” money is what they told us

We are trained from an early age to seek financial success. Study hard to get into a prestigious institution and then get a well-paying job after graduation. This profitable profession will enable you to purchase your desires’ homes, automobiles, vacations, and way of life.

The more you put in, the more you will be rewarded. And this will make you joyful in return!

True, you are just trading your valuable time for money and other things, both of which are ultimately unsatisfying in their own right. The idea that you can purchase your way to happiness with money is ridiculous and wrong.

When money takes precedence over all other considerations, other elements of life are reprioritized, forgotten, or completely ignored. Healthy relationships, artistic interests, gratitude, family, self-development, travel, and spirituality are all important factors to consider in one’s life.

A preoccupation with money may quickly result in significant imbalances and a reorientation of priorities.

It is possible to change our views and relationships with money if money is seen as a tool or gadget that assists us in completing a job or reaching a goal, rather than as the goal itself.

Don’t let money determine your life.

Trying to make more money is a fruitless endeavor that will only result in tension and dissatisfaction indefinitely.

If our only aim is to make more money, we will never meet our needs. To spend more money on more tangible and experience goods, there is always “more” money to be obtained.

We will never be really pleased with such a way of thinking.

Don’t work just for money

Would there be any tasks you dread so much that you’re afraid to go to sleep because you know in the morning you’ll be subjected to doing it all over again, and you’ll be starting your day prematurely?

Regardless of how sick you are, you are obligated to work because of the tight money.

If everyone had a job they enjoy, doing something they’re passionate about, our world would be perfect.

If the hard work has a purpose, if we get along with our colleagues, if our wages are sufficient for paying our monthly expenditures and enabling us to save some money, I think most of us may be satisfied with our employment. While this is true for certain people, it is not true for everyone on the globe.

If you’re in a job that offers none of these advantages, wears you down, and drains your energy, you may feel like you’re stuck. It is unfair to compel anybody to spend half their day in pain.

Wrapping up

Your financial situation has to be considered, but the process must also contain a sense of balance and moderation. Money cannot be your main or most important purpose of life and should not.

It is neither a measure of success nor a path to a joyful existence. We must abandon our preoccupation with money to find pleasure elsewhere.

Focus on the aspects of your life that are most important to you.

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