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  • Writer's pictureDavid Samuel

The Lack of Money Is The Root Of All Evil

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Setting straight the age-old belief and how it can change your life.

You've probably heard that ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’. I believe it's only partially right. The whole truth is; ‘the lack of money is the root of all evil.’


Examine all the things that make you, or anyone unhappy. How much of that could change if you had unlimited funds? True, you may still have your physical limitations, but you will also have the opportunity to try anything and visit the best doctors in the world, and maybe find a cure.

Having money can help in almost all situations.

I like to examine everything that makes a person unhappy and have found, with the rare exception of an incurable disease, that it is all about lack of money. So many fights are founded on money, or not having enough or feeling like you do not have enough and just wanting more.

“So many fights are founded on money, or not having enough or just feeling like you do not have enough.”

Even a terminal illness can be changed with money. Take Steve Jobs, for example, the founder of Apple computers. Anyone else with his pancreatic cancer would have died over a decade before he did, and they would have been in so much pain they could not do the most menial tasks.

He lived at least a decade longer and built the most valuable company in the world, all because he had unlimited money to get the best care he could.

The lack of money causes suffering.

If we don't suffer, we won't make those around us suffer. If we blame or attribute our unhappiness to anything other than the truth, we will feel helpless and stuck and thus suffer more.

However, if we examine objectively and honestly what causes our frustration, anger, conflicts, pain, suffering, and what could change it so that we would not be in that situation, we would find money is ultimately t