Work for people or work against them

Work for people or work against them A friend of mine once said that there are two ways in life: either you work for people or you work against them. The way government money is entering private pockets these days I think I finally understand, why some people feel the urge to gather more and more money. Stolen money is giving them a sense of safety. But not for long. Soon they have to steal some more. Why? Because the feeling of safety is false. They will never feel safe, no matter how much money they acquire with fraud and extortion. Hence they have to get more of it. Over and over again. It is a vicious circle.

On the other hand people working for people create a virtuous circle. They do not necessarily accumulate a lot of money, but they surely have a lot of friends and relatives they can trust. True friendship and trust is what offers a true sense of safety. Try to count the people that you know would help you, if you went bankrupt for example. That will show you how well you are invested. You can still make a lot of money. But there is a huge difference between merely accumulating wealth on one hand and using funds for creating new workplaces on the other hand.

Even somebody who does not own a business and has a big mansion taken care of by hired personnel can choose. One can treat the personnel with respect and see his mansion as a job-providing establishment or show off with the property and humiliate the people serving him/her.

Or let us take an even simpler example. Somebody has accumulated enough money to live off the interests of the bank deposits. Thus he/she has a lot of time. There is a huge difference between enjoying oneself all the time and doing some volunteer work instead.

In the end it is not so important what we do, as long as it is legal. It is the attitude we do it with that counts. Either you work for people or you work against them.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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