Terrible Sayings turned Myth – “Money is the root of all evil”
If Money is the root of all evil: what exactly should we do? Should we not make money? Should we give up money? Should we trade in apples and oranges or some other form of barter? What exactly is the root of all evil? Obviously, this line of questioning is stupid. So what then is the reason for such a sentence? I’ll tell you exactly.
In a biblical sense, “Money is the root of all evil” doesn’t exist. What it does say in reference to those words in 1 Timothy 6:10 of the King James Bible, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”.
When we are talking about corporate America, the biblical sense has been twisted and used by losers around the globe. Large and small corporations alike feed families that work each and every day. People that make a good living by work and sweat and saving are definitely not evil. It seems that the saying: “Slow down and smell the roses” is becoming increasingly popular among those individuals that don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning.
I think a much better replacement for “Money is the root of all evil” would be another familiar phrase: “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go!” Very few people die on the job and many die in retirement. In my opinion “retirement” is a location that I truly want to avoid. I love life.
So in answer to the question, what is the root of all evil? Answer: laziness, envy, deceit, lies and my favorite, indulgence.
If you’re busy making money, you don’t have a lot of time to think of such things. That’s good. Family first, good business first—never forget it.