August 22, 2016
2 Reasons Money Shouldn’t Affect the Things You Get to Experience in Life
It’s no secret that the world is absolutely obsessed with money. It is the motivator for everything. It lurks behind intentions, it drives people to commit acts that would otherwise be thought of as unthinkable, it somehow makes it so that people who have enough of it don’t have to be responsible for their actions, it allows the most unqualified of people to run for political offices, buy their way to the tops of industries, and make the decisions of the world on behalf of people they’ve never met and have no social relations to, and it’s ultimately the world’s curse.
It can also be one of the world’s greatest blessings. It depends on how you look at it, how you use it when you have it, and if you let it motivate you in all that you do. One thing stands clear; money shouldn’t be the determining factor on if you get to experience things in life. Even though it is, here are some reasons shouldn’t affect the things you to get to experience in life:
Art Is Given Free, It Should Be Received By Everyone
Money is the reason that so many people don’t get to experience the amazing art that is in and around the world. While artists should be able to make a living off of the work that they’re creating, in it’s most pure state, art is created and given to the people for free. Any artists would rather their work be seen and would rather it affect somebody’s life in a positive way than ask a bundle of money and only allow the rich to see their work.
Art has the power to change people’s circumstances. Children who don’t otherwise have the ability to expresses themselves through art due to money should be able to use paint as a medium of change as much as anybody else. There needs to be more entities like Park West Gallery using art to change lives by tearing down the limitations caused by money or lack thereof.
Education Shouldn’t Be A Money Based Privilege
In the same regard that art shouldn’t be a hobby or an experience only allowed to those who can afford it, education lies within the same bracket. This is a hot topic for a lot of people. Some countries thrive on a system where education and college is free. It means they pay higher taxes, but it works for them because everybody receives the same benefits. Other countries operate based out of a hierarchy.
The richest go to the best schools where the money stays in the family. The rich get richer, it’s all about connections, and those who can’t afford education otherwise are forced to either work themselves to death in an attempt to reach the top of the latter, or they stay at the bottom because they weren’t lucky enough to be born with money. Either situation is wrong. Money is the world’s curse.