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Do what you love and the money will follow In this essay I will examine the meaning behind Jacob Needlemans statement There is this idea Do what you love and the money will follow I think that this is one of the New age Fantasies First explaining this quotation I will then look at some of the questions that this statement raises using similar views from an anthropology background and scholars such as Karl Marx to investigate the authors ideas of self knowledge and the role of money in western culture that are in the related article Through this article the author is trying to express the inherent fallacies that are present in such a statement as Do what you love and the money will follow This statement originally quoted by Marsha Sinetar in her 1989 book Discovering Your Right Livelihood Needlemam counteracts this with his theory on the role that money has and contributes in western culture he shows that money is the driving force behind everything and that such a statement is nothing more than just a fantasy and not realistic money comes before all else He contends that everything that man does or accomplishes is or for the pursuit of money or exchange and through this society as a whole lives through this energy that is created Since as the author contends that money is the Chief representative of life on earth than money is what drives us we chase it money in the authors eyes does not follow us Therefore the statement do what you love and the money will follow is contrary to Needlemans beliefs and in a sense would seem like a new age fantasy Human life to him is money to be human in this day and age is to require money and our own conciseness needs to accept this fact To understand youre individual life you must accept that money is
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