Todays entry is a long time coming, as I do again often forget that other individuals may not be aware of the actual factualsbehind the way things work. That is not to say that I am in anyway more learned, but to simply share the little bit of light that I have acquired over the years, so lets get into it because time is money.
King James Bible 1 Timothy 6: 9-10 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
This is not an attempt to getÃ‚Â scripturalÃ‚Â on you. It is simply here so that we can get an accurate assessment of the phrase and meaning. It is known as perhaps one of the most MIS-quoted statements in the English Language, which if not corrected, to lead to as much error as if it is properly understood and still not adhered to. The popular MIS-quotation is that
MONEY is the root of all evil.
When you see how simple and easy this whole concept is to understand, I am sure that you will be able to reassess some of your actual intentions.
Money itself, is simply an idea and means of exchange and the concept of money represents a communication of agreed value. It in itself cannot possibly be the root of the concept and idea known as evil, which is why those in the know clearly state that
Money Aint A Thang!
With that out of the way, we can get into the meat of the matter which is in the key word LOVE. It is the emotion of LOVE whenÃ‚Â attached to MONEY which makes the idea of money the root of ALL EVIL.
All evil, according to this statement from the Bible can be attributed at the root to the emotion of love in combintation with money, and now you will be enlightened as to why, at least from my personal perspective. If you were to take some time to seriously ponder on this whole concept, you will see that money in and of itself is not what the attraction to or desire for it really is.
It is actually what money represents to an individual, in addition to that which money can afford a person and that which those things represent to them and others in their environment who’s opinion they consider as valid. The individuals who have researched this subject thoroughly have summed up the actual desire in one simple word,
which is STATUS.
So what is the actual reason that make the love of STATUS the root of all evil? Simply put, the GOVERNINGLAW is that if any individual Ã‚Â is dependent on ANYTHING externally, to provide them with an internal gratification, that individual is subject to bondage by the terms and conditions that are attached to that which gives them that gratification. In todays modern society, the most popular application is known by a term that many people dread due to the actual reality that is associated with it,
and that term is known as DEBT .
I will keep this one simple by giving you some simple exercises to apply, in your attempts to achieve PIMP STATUS.
Simply ponder on that which you feel that you are lacking, that If you had it, you would feel a certain kind of way, successful, sexy, certain, or whatever the status or inner feeling may be desired through the possession of money and that which it affords.
The next step is to simply act like a little kid, and play an old fashion game of imagine if, and see if you can actually get that internal feeling without actually having the actual thing in your possesion, or you being in its possession more accurately stated , such as money or what it can afford you. This may actually take some work for many of you with material additctions, yet the goal of the exercise is to simply get you to consider what is actually in your best interest in regards to where you are investing your love , respect, and value, as you may very well be simply looking for it in all of the wrong places.
Also consider how much value you are placing in other peoples opinions of you, because chances are, much of their opinions of you are simply reflections of your own self perception.
In closing, I will go as far as making a bold scriptural like statement, by saying
If the love of money is the root of all EVIL,
then the love of Self and your Creator is the root of all GOOD.
Be good to the game, apply the steps, and sing the song.
Slackin On Your Pimpin?
TURN IT UP,
See Money Aint A Thang!