Money never sleeps

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Conquest of Mexico: Hernando Cortes (1485-1547) by Nicholas Eustache Maurin

“Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712 – 1778

Introduction

We see ‘Twitter’s philosophers and Youtube’s pseudo thinkers’ making several videos about what happiness is. Invariably money is presented with negative connotation. Really is?

Let’s go to an exercise in reflection. Observe the world. How do relationships between people occur? In their absolute majority, they are interests involved. And money is the materialization of those interests in exchange.

We are not saying that all relationships are money. We are saying that most of them are. What is inanimity in relationships is self-interest. Even charity is done with the self-interest of feeling good by pleasing others. But that’s a topic for another post.

“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old I know that it is.”
Oscar Wilde, 1854 -1900

 

Money is a b**tch that never sleeps

Someone makes a product/service, waiting for someone to buy it. And the motive to do is profit. There are non-profit organizations, but the people who are there want two things: political influence and/or recognition from their peers. There are no fools. Fools are those who believe that there are no fools.

Money enables freedom. It enables power. It enables sexual attraction. It opens many doors in society. Social contacts, new business. All this is possible with a good amount of money.

It provides homes, cars and all the comfort and security needed for relationships and children. Money buys happiness? Yes. He buys. Not only that, it functions as a means to reach and maintain happiness. And the reach and maintenance comes with practical intelligence.

“It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.” 
Gordon Gekko

 

People follow without questioning the interest of the interlocutor

The interlocutors of political, ideological, economic and academic interests are of the utmost importance for the propagation of certain ideals, behaviors and implementation of mass cultures.

Actors, journalists, bloggers, youtubers, instagramers, and all this network of influence is not without its interests. The messages that reach the general public are calibrated according to the interests of certain groups. Which groups? Those I just mentioned: political, ideological, economic, etc.

One example: those who preach the discourse appealing to the masses, seeming to be a man of the people, but who in their private lives practice acts of lust, hatred and other behaviors that they repudiate in public speeches.

“Mainstream media is useless. Don’t consume it.”
Anton Kreil

 

Conclusion

“Influence works best when the person being influenced has no objection to the suggested change”
Scott Adams

Pseudo Philosophers, social networking celebrities, and all this new generation of opinion formers on the internet have no different opinions from those 90’s actors, actresses and TV presenters who propagated the same messages: money does not buy happiness.

Here’s a current guide for you to ‘fit’ into modern society:

  1. Accompany celebrities on social networks. In all of them! You need to be on all day on what they’re saying.
  2. Be a lazy, a John Doe, until it’s not so bad. In fact, this behavior is exalted by many media as something ‘cool’.
  3. Being poor is no problem. After all money is not the path of happiness. I heard this from a Youtube philosopher. He can not be malicious. Besides, thinking for yourself is not ‘cool’. I will not get likes on Instagram thinking otherwise than Justin Bieber said.
  4. Set eyes on television programs, Youtube’s channels, Kim Kardashian’s Instagram or any similar celebrity to continue receiving positive feedback from the shitty attitudes I’ve been doing.
  5. Not question anything at all, consume everything that is directly and indirectly that they *swear* that they are products/services approved by themselves (who cares) and have no commercial character

Are they f&%@* kidding us?!

The same influencers of public opinion are those who accumulate innumerable material wealth. A seductive speech does not mean a true speech. Do not be frightened by hypocrisy, my nobleman. In the history of humanity, it is the rule and not the exception.

“It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.” 
Gordon Gekko

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2 thoughts on “Money never sleeps

  1. TR,

    I totally agree with you. All the time I hear some people saying that money doesn’t matters. Really? I doubt.
    It’s pretty easy to say that money doesn’t matters when you have enough money to buy whatever you want. If you want to have a Panamera and you have money for it, you’ll buy and then you’ll sell it and after you accomplish your wishes you’ll say that have a Panamera is bullshit and nobody need to have it. It’s easy to say that when you have experienced that.

    Another bullshit I hear all the time is the frugality. People preach frugality like a homeless. They usually say: don’t buy a car, don’t travel in vacation, don’t buy a new computer or TV, don’t go a restaurants, don’t do a healthcare plan, don’t use cell phone, so, resuming they are saying. Don’t live the life and die as a donkey!

    Money talks! Everybody has your price.

    Cheers!

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    • BPM

      The discourse of frugalism is misrepresented, sometimes by malice other times because of ignorance

      Fact: the saving rate contributes to a robust accumulation of capital. This would be a reasonable frugalism.

      What happens in countless speeches, it is ‘stupid frugalism’. Give up all consumerism and material goods aiming at a life of poverty. This seems to me more of a religious or philosophical bias of some doctrines than a personal choice.

      I fully agree with you!

      Cheers!

      Like

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