I have often heard it said that 'money is not everything'. I find illogicality in this phrase.
When people say money cannot buy everything, they refer to love and happiness and peace of mind and values etc. Of course, money can't buy these things because they aren't for sale. You cannot put a value on them. But, money can buy everything that is saleable.
Money may not be everything but isn't that 'everything' actually elusive? Nothing in this world can be defined as 'everything'. All things that are said to be 'everything' are incomplete`. Love is everything, the family is everything, health is everything, the list goes on. All these elements in life need to anchor onto something. And most times that something is money.
The family is everything, it's your support system and all that. But, isn't money what rules most families that decides the status? Poor relatives side-lined at family functions. Siblings going to court over the property.
Even compassion needs money. Try being just compassionate to someone who needs financial help, they'll bad mouth you, till the end of the earth. We may deny it, but money rules the roost. It controls every aspect of our lives.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino