Sunday, 24 January 2016

Money don't matter 2night. . .

One more card and it's 22
Unlucky 4 him again
He never had respect 4 money it's true
That's why he never wins
That's why he never ever has enough
2 treat his lady right
He just pushes her away in a huff
And says "money don't matter 2 night"

What is your relationship with money like?  They say money is the root of all evil, but I guess it depends on how you gained the money and what you use it for - the difference between taking ill-gotten gains to build an empire designed to acquire more wealth or to build a philanthropic trust designed to improve society - does it matter?  It just seems that money and morals don't go hand in hand anyway, particularly when there is so much of it and how you choose to spend or invest it.  Do we have a healthy respect for money, even if it means giving most of it away gets in the way of being wealthy?

Look here's a cool investment 
They're tellin' him he just can't lose
So he goes off and tries to find a partner
But all he finds are users (users)
And he finds are snakes in every color
Every nationality and size
Seems like the only thing he can do
Is just roll his eyes, and say that. . . 

It must be hard sometimes to listen to people make suggestions about what you should do with your money too.  Who can you trust?  Because of what money is, what it can do and how it can do things, it requires some delicate hands to touch it and manipulate it for your benefit.  Are you a good judge of character?  Do you know who to trust when it comes to placing faith in someone to be able to handle your money well?  Greed grows on people; the more money you make, the more money you want to make.  Do people use you for money?

Hey now, maybe we can find a good reason
2 send a child off 2 war
So what if we're controllin' all the oil
Is it worth a child dying 4? (is it worth it?)
If long life is what we all live 4
Then long life will come 2 pass
Anything is better than the picture of the child
In a cloud of gas, and u think u got it bad

There is never a good enough reason to send children to war - least of all for greed and control.  There needs to be a continual focus on the plight of children worldwide especially because as adults we have the power to make their lives better, we are duty bound, even if those children are not biologically ours, but they are homosapically ours aren't they?  I think it has to do with the thought of a future that should burn brighter than our present, that we have the hope that emulates from the eyes of children that we are faced with - on the news if not in front of us.  

Money don't matter 2night
It sure didn't matter yesterday
Just when you think you've got more than enough
That's when it all up and flies away
That's when you find out you're better off
Making sure your soul's alright (soul's alright)
'Cos money didn't matter yesterday (don't matter)
And it sure don't matter 2night. . . 

I hope that whatever choices we have when it comes to money, that we make choices that are for the greater good of all, for everyone, rather than for ourselves in an overtly selfish way when we know we are in positions to help others less fortunate than ourselves, others who have not had the same opportunities that we have had when it comes to education and quality of life where the basic necessities are not a daily grind for survival.  If we can afford to give to others, then we should give. because money didn't matter yesterday and it sure don't matter 2night. . .