So I choose not to accept that giving is tax-driven. Instead I subscribe to the law of attraction tenet that generosity begets generosity, and figure that fear keeps it from working better, or at least keeps people from believing that it works in the first place.
- wealth will change us.
- we won’t be able to make ends meet.
- we will make less than our spouses.
- people will judge us if we don’t own stylish things.
- people will judge us if we do own stylish things.
- the love of money is the root of all evil.
- money is used to keep the oppressed, oppressed.
- if we spend all of our money we will never get any more.
There are a lot of fears about money, and they can be contradictory. It’s not easy to have a healthy relationship with the stuff. Obsessive love and revulsion are par for the course, rather than peace and understanding. Money is given the same sense of exotic naughtiness as pornography and recreational drug use – we crave the stuff but hate what it does to us. Not a healthy relationship at all.