A Lesson From Lorde About the Love of Money
Posted on July 20, 2013
My friends and I we’ve cracked the code. We count our dollars on the train to the party. And everyone who knows us knows, That we’re fine with this, we didn’t come for money
Although the insightful, young writer(s) of Lorde acknowledge that they’ll never be royalty, the verse above shows how it didn’t stop them from pursuing their dreams and cracking the code to accumulate money. They didn’t stop pursuing their dreams, because their dreams weren’t about the money.
The more we look at celebrities and wealth as something we could never have and would never want is when the scariest part of class warfare happens – when people convince themselves that all millionaires steal candy from babies, money is the root of all evil and they never want to be rich. Since they don’t ever want to be rich or powerful, they avoid chasing any dreams that money and power might be a byproduct of- like breaking the Gold medal record or becoming the world’s best sushi chef.
Money isn’t the root of all evil, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. If you happen to acquire money by chasing a different kind of buzz, there’s no reason to feel guilty as long as everyone who knows you knows money and power won’t change your heart.