Very interesting perspective about making money and business today where I was talking to a person who ran a fitness club of sort. Essentially, he does run it as a business and makes a living off it by charging people a monthly membership fee. However, he refuses to earn more than a certain level of revenue through the business as he believes that making it too commercialized will change him for the worst based on what he has seen when it came to others.
I guess I will agree and disagree with that notion. In one end I will agree that making a lot of money or just things involving a lot of money in general can aid in changing people. Example, family members willing to douse each other, longtime friends that end up trying to defraud each other and so forth all in the name of money. Thatâ€™s the ugly part.
However, I sincerely and honestly never seen a person that I truly feel who has gotten over that money phase mindset where they ended up changing for the worst when they had more money. Essentially, these are the people that went through that â€œphaseâ€ already such as having to go through extreme/genuine hardship financially or witnesses/experiencing first hand how they can make a profound impact on people who are less fortunate.
So in that sense, I wouldnâ€™t say that money can corrupt a person all by itself as it is more like one of those things that just gives the person an extra nudge to walk a path that they were already building themselves too. Itâ€™s almost like how some people try to target this one materialistic item to explain how it makes a person violent, like a videogame, when really the person had issues already from a multitude of factors.
Shouldnâ€™t limit yourself because of that in my opinion if you really have the potential to do/earn more. One way to find out though if money would change you a lot is to see if you can last like two months living on some bare essential needs. The point in this? If you constantly whine that you canâ€™t say dine out or have that latest gadget then most likely the money will change you as it will in a sense give you too much â€œpowerâ€ that will make you big headed.
However, if you are one that usually just adapts to the situation and sees the positives of it then most likely the money wonâ€™t do much to change you as again all the money will be to you is â€œOkay, I have a bigger bank accountâ€. Donâ€™t limit yourself though Iâ€™d say.