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How important is money to you?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1128 points ) February 3rd, 2013

Money is pretty important to me, to be honest. I need money to keep myself alive and functioning—for bills, for food, for transportation, etc. Without money, I wouldn’t have a car, wouldn’t have food in the house, wouldn’t have a cell phone, wouldn’t be able to go to college, and much more.

How about you ?

I would like to extend a huge thanks and appreciation to you.

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ETpro's avatar

Certainly having enough to meet life’s needs is very important to me. I can live just fine with the notion that I won’t likely ever be the world’s wealthiest man, or even the richest one in my city. But it’s nice to have enough to live comfortably, be able to travel occasionally, and able to help friends and family when they are in need.

CWOTUS's avatar

I’m with Mark Twain on this: “I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be unwise to offer me the position.”

MadeiraBoo's avatar

I think as long as I have enough money for food and bills and occasionally new clothes (or second hand ones in good condition) then I’m good. Of course, I would love to be rich, but I’d only blow it all on stupid things.

bookish1's avatar

Money is important to me for subsistence, not status. Sure, it would be really nice to net more than minimum wage, but I have enough to feed, clothe, and house myself, and I also have medical insurance in a country where that is not a social guarantee (and enough money to cover bills that my insurance does not cover…ugh.)

Shippy's avatar

I like to have enough, but even that at times is difficult. I do think money is very important. Here for example it can buy you healthcare, or a visit to the doctor. It has become very important to me of late for loads of reasons.

However, I have no desire to spend money on what I call stupid things. Like designer handbags and LV Shoes. Shame on those people. Rather feed the poor!!

Coloma's avatar

The usual.
When I have had plenty of money it is not important, when I do not, it becomes tantamount to everything. I have been on both sides of the financial fence several times over and as long as my basic needs are met I am fine, I have no desire for status, but I do desire to be comfortable and not in need, as we all do.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Just enough to live with dignity. The basics, medical coverage which is essential as one gets older and enough to make ends meet.

marinelife's avatar

Much less important than other things.

Pachy's avatar

Like most people, I’ve been through a few rough patches in my life when, for one reason for another, I couldn’t pay the obligations, but I’ve been very lucky and always managed to get back on track. I’m a happy when I have just enough to keep up with my obligations, stash a little in savings, and indulge myself and my friends a bit. I’ve known really wealthy people who seemed a lot less happy with a lot more than that.

zensky's avatar

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature
to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

ucme's avatar

It’s the cherry on top of the icing on top of a beautiful cake, the cake of life.
That quote was brought to you by nevermindthatshit-itsmongo.com

Symbeline's avatar

Well, I don’t trust the pharmacist, but what the fuck am I gonna do? Sigh. Man this would be a way better world if in exchange for feeding your chickens, you’d fix my fence. the poultry keeps escaping

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