Speaking of giving it away, I hear About Catholics (this website) is gladly accepting donations. ” title=”Wink” /> (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)
Anyway, that’s a very interesting take. I think money is locked into materialism. Money is a material and money can clearly buy things. So the craving for money is ultimately materialism.
Going back to materialism for a minute and the discussion that having more upgrades one’s status I heard something recently about the new litmus test for status: how many personal services one has or the amount of people one has working for them.
Personal services seems to be the rage in Hollywood in terms of status. Not sure where I got that information, but it appears that having stuff is not all that anymore – it’s how many people you have working for you. Quite interesting.