The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. – W. Somerset Maugham
So many people mis-quote the biblical passage about money and the “root of all evil.” It’s not that “money” is the root of all evil, it’s the desire for money that causes problems.
It is perfectly okay to offer a product or service that is useful and valuable, and to earn whatever amount of money the market will bear for your offering.
When honest, and honorable, people sell what is needed, they deserve every penny.
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Success doesn’t make “bad” people by definition. People can vain, egotistic, etc. and be poor.
Are there “bad” rich people? Sure.
Are there “bad” poor people? Again, yup.
We would be well-served to question the mythology that confers a sort of nobility on the poor and casts a pall on the rich.
What matters is what’s in our minds, hearts and actions.