I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what truly makes me happy. Of course, there are the obvious things like family, friends, being engaged in work that I enjoy and knowing that the decisions I am making are in line with the course I want for my life. But something unexpected crept up – Money!  This leads me to wonder if I’m somehow evil, since, of course, money is the root of all evil.

You’ve heard the old saying “Money is the root of all evil”. Well, it actually goes like this: “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Money itself is not intrinsically bad. Money can be used for good or bad. Its when we lust after money that problems begin. Why do I bring this up? Well, I don’t think I love money, but, I do love the security that earning money brings. When I earn money, I feel like I’m doing my “manly” duty to support my family. So does this count as a bad desire? Somehow I don’t think so. As long as it doesn’t compromise my morals or drive me into spending inordinate amounts of time earning money, sacrificing essential or other important things.

Are you in love with the root of all evil?

[evil voice] Muuwaaa ha ha haaaa!

Let CalendarBudget tame the number of the beast!

P.S. I found this clever math equation that proves (using the principle that money is the root of all evil) that women are problematic… funny stuff!