Thursday, January 7, 2010
Is Wealth Evil
Everyone, one, two, three . . .
Good, we've got that out of the way. Wealth is not evil. It never has been, it never will be. Therefore, the current view that wealthy people are god-forsaken idiots who won't share their wealth with the "little people" is wrong and unfounded. The current attitude towards wealthy people is one of resentment. People want what they wealthy have, so they demand equal treatment.
However, this is unfair. It really is. Say like I have 500 million dollars. I then give 100 million dollars to a relative to help them out in hard economic times. I make the money back, but my relative spends the 100 million dollars carte blanche. She's still poor, while I'm still rich.
My relative spent the 100 million dollars completely with abandon, not knowing where her money had gone. Sharing the wealth with the poor while the poor is still in a state of being poor isn't the answer. Forcing me to give my money to the government isn't the answer either (this is called Communism). Or forcing my company to be bought by the government isn't the answer either (this is called Fascism). The government can't redistribute the wealth as well. It's impossible for a government to distribute the wealth.
So, how do we fight poverty? With education and the power to instill the desire in the impoverished to desire prosperity and abundance. We don't fight poverty at all, we focus on the opposite: abundance and wealth for all. :) To win the war on Poverty you have to focus on wealth and abundance and make sure everyone has their own pie.
How do we do it?
Focus on Abundance for yourself, love and accept the wealthy. Admire them for what they have accomplished. Cheer for them, love them. Then you can become one of them. :)