A Mammonist in Peril

the love for preeminence is all too human
as man thinks himself rich when he possesses more than his neighbour
and poor if he has less
despite having the knowledge that there are things money cannot procure
and gold won’t buy a grain of affection, respect, grace or a conscience that is pure

it may buy votes yes, but not loyalty
and the determination to be rich as an end in itself has no assurance
for money in its truest sense remains representative of the product of labour
so only the love of being in service to others will give both satisfaction and pleasure while sustaining endeavour

and keeping your desires proportional to your capacity
will save you from corruption
so that even as the purchasing power of money shrinks
your personal worth is not diminished

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