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How do our individual decisions about how to earn and spend money affect our own well-being and that of the world It seems as if we seem to lose ourselves when it comes to money Money has taken over many lives and has become the most powerful item in the universe Money has changed the behavior of many where greed has become the big role The poem written by William Wordsworth The World is too Much with Us reflects todays society This poem is a cry from the heart of a man who realizes how easy it is to fritter away our own limited stores of creative energy on getting and spending money Many people do lose themselves with the power of money Money seems to take over ones identity and make us pretend to be people we really arent Its like playing a character in a movie Take this Job and Shove it was written by Theodore Roszak who states that the environmental anguish of the Earth has entered our lives as a radical transformation of human identity Our work has become more than just a past time It has become our lives Roszak states that many grind away hard and dirty work for too little pay and appreciation We are not worked as persons but as personnel We seem to concentrate more on what we are going to get from the job rather than actually enjoying it Roszark adds the world we live in the high industrial world we presume to hold up as the standard development is immensely committed to proliferating work that is wrong and wasteful I guess the only way to summarize Roszarks view on this is when it comes to making jobs it all comes down to creating jobs that are unworthy of our best energies This saddens me because this short story strangely mirrors todays society Perhaps more people need to take their job and
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