Show Me The Money

From Boiler Room:
"Anybody tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't fuckin' have any
. They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby. You want details? Fine. I drive a Ferrari 355. What's up?"

It's really straightforward, life is what you make it. What you make it depends on three things the way I see it. Religion, money, and more money. Then again, there's a very fine line between greed and motivation, as there is quite a subtle difference when it comes to getting rich and forgetting who you are. That's where religion comes in. To live by "wa lan tanaalo al birra 7ata tunfeqoo mema to7ibooun" and still believe in "al maalo wal banoon zeenat al 7ayaat al donya".

Most would argue that health is really more important than anything else. Granted, espicially considering that you can't make all the money you want without being healthy in the first place.

Money isn't evil, infact the best thing that can happen to anyone (the way I see it) is to make a lot of money. The catch however is to know what to do with it, and what to spend it on. Let's face it, you buy things for three reasons.
a- You need it.
b- You buy it to make you feel better about yourself.
c- You buy it to make yourself noticed.

Prove me wrong.


  • Money can't buy you love...of course if you're so in love with your money and yourself..you might never notice...:)

    Then again..it kinda reminds me of an old friend who was so rich that he reached the stage where he wouldn't trust anyone 'coz he kept thinking they were all friends with him because he was rich...he got married to a rich girl...but rich men tend to appreciate the "finer" things in life..his wife found out and left him...he still has lots of model girlfriends around but is too suspicious of their motives...(they're only after my money he'd say) he is now a lonely man still living like a bachelor...and though he's still rich...I can't help but feel sorry for him 'coz I know deep down he'll die a lonely man...and what good would money be then?

    By Blogger MissCosmoKuwait, at 20.8.05  

  • misscosmo
    but u make it seem as if all "rich ppl" rnt loveable.. however if u KNOW that to be untrue, then read on:

    sure money cant buy you love, but u sure can buy those u love a lot of things that u know will make them happy

    not "bribe" them or "make them love u" .. just want to make/see them happy

    thats what am talking about, what do u think? is there a difference?

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 20.8.05  

  • I totally agree with you.

    Money is not evil. It can 'tempt' you to be evil though, but in the end if deep down inside 'ilniya 9afya' and you spend the money wisely (not stingy and not carelessly), oo bil 7alal of course, then God will bless you. That's looking at it from a religious point of view, and in my opinion, that's all that matters really.

    Again, I agree with you completely. Great post, as usual.

    By Blogger Salted-Caramel, at 20.8.05  

  • For someone who's recently read "How to Be a Millionaire"..I cannot deny that my love for money to be able to do great things for other people does exist...so the answer is..(as salted-caramel said)..if you're niya is 9afya then money is wonderful to have around..so basically it depends on the individual...those that can use it wisely to make themselves and other people happy and those that end up letting money ruin their lives..in the end...as in all things...it depends on how YOU handle things as an individual...

    By Blogger MissCosmoKuwait, at 20.8.05  

  • nice, but to make myself noticed by who?

    I'd say:

    a. I need it.
    b. makes me feel nice and happy.
    c. I just want it, so why not.

    money is good to have and yes it is out there it's everywhere actually you just have to know how to get it and use it for your own good, money is only evil when its owner is.

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 21.8.05  

  • caramel
    glad we're eye to eye on this

    who wrote "how to be a millionaire"?

    i didnt mean "gasib shofoni", noticed as in make a presence .. or something like that cant really put it in more words .. just "noticed"

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 21.8.05  

  • There's a thin line when it comes to money. The irony is you need money to make money.

    I can't really generalize about people's money habits and need for it but I can only say what it means to me. I would like to make money to do the things I love like build an empire of a business. Help those around me reach their dreams and goal with the money i have to spare. Buy things for the people I love. Secure my life financially both for myself and my future children.

    Sure I like to buy pretty things who doesn't!!! Travel around to see new things and experience different cultures and learn from them.

    Oh and lastly I'd like to go back to school and learn how to be a chef just for the fun!

    By Blogger samboose, at 21.8.05  

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