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Money is the power power is the money We all know that people from our century try to get more and more money Money became peoples aim in life We live in a materialistic society People want to possess as much as possible and have the best things only If we buy a TV-set our neighbour immediately buys a better one If we buy a car our neighbour decides to buy a more expensive one or even two cars one for himself and another one for someone from the family If we buy a cottage on the lake our friends look for the same This is commonly known in England as Keeping up with the Joness And so the frantic race goes on We want to choose better things than our friends choose send our children to better schools and give them everything that is better Our children have to have the same things as our neighbours in order to obtain the best education and better jobs Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between the Joness syndrome and snobbery It is only in affluent societies that people are obsessed with the chase for money The money is spent on consumer goods namely clothes cosmetics cars tools computers food houses etc People do not have time to enjoy these things because they already think how to replace them with the latest model They completely lose their sense of values They think that if they possess more their dignity is bigger Only in old age or when dying do they see how precarious a balance based only on possession is They regret they have to leave all these valuable things behind and it is hard for them to die In poor societies people enjoy life They smile sincerely on every stranger invite them home share their joys and sorrows in simple conversations Their open houses are provided with the oridinary necessary things
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