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Money Equals Love
When we think of prosperity and of creating abundance, it is easy enough to see how
working at a job that we love helps us to earn more money than if we worked at a
job we hated. We can see that if we add plenty of love and warm-
How many women complain that their husbands do not spend enough time with them? The
wife complains that her husband does not appear to really care about her. She thinks
there is a lack of deep emotional connection between the two of them. “You don’t
say that you love me! Therefore you must not love me!” He quickly points out that
his lack of flowers and romantic words does not mean that he does not love her. After
all, he works hard to earn enough money so that she can live in the house they share
and so that she can choose to work, shop, raise kids, or whatever it is she does
with her time. She says that she appreciates the money, but it is not the same as
love. The argument can be condensed down to this… she does not see money as a symbol
of love the way that he does. So many men feel under-
Time is money. That makes sense. Bosses hire employees for their time on the job. Most people are paid an hourly wage or a monthly salary. How much they are paid per unit of time is determined by their expertise and the quality of work they perform. However, the boss is paying his employees to do what he does not have the time to do himself.
Love is time. When you love someone, you naturally want to spend quality time with them. You miss them when they are gone too long. Go to any retirement home or a home for abused children. The most important thing to these people is the personal time that you give them. Studies have shown that teenagers who spend a great deal of quality time with their families are far less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol. When you volunteer your time to a charity, a school, or a political campaign, it is because you love what it stands for.
Time is a non-
So, when we give the boss our time in order to earn money for those that we love, then we are, in a way, giving the loved one our time. The husband could decide that he would rather sit around watching TV all day or he would rather go fishing, but instead he goes to work every day so that his family can have a nice house and nice things to put in it. He has given her his fishing time and his TV watching time. Yes, he still needs to spend some time talking and connecting on an emotional level because all money and no romance is very lonely. However, she needs to see that he has, in a roundabout way, given her his time and energy. He really is trying to give her a gift from his heart.
To illustrate the point even further, we love professional athletes, musicians, actors, and other entertainers so much that we will pay a fortune to see them perform. Those highly paid athletes are making that kind of money because we love them! If we did not love them, then they would not get the ticket sales. It would not matter how well they threw the ball if nobody wanted to watch them do it. Famous celebrities are rich because a lot of people love their work.
This is not to say that it is okay to give money in lieu of love, but rather that
for many men, this is their greatest symbolic gesture. Remember too, they are hunters
at heart. The caveman had to bring in the dinner or his loved ones would perish.
They give money like women give hugs and kisses to babies. Look at the single mom
who cannot spend time with her children because she is always working to financially
support them. It is not because she does not love them. The same thing holds true
Money does equal love, but there are many additional forms of love to share. Women hate to feel like they are just a paid housekeeper, cook, and chauffeur in a relationship. Men hate to feel like they are just a life support system for a wallet. Money cannot buy love and love alone will not create money, but the two are able to be converted back and forth into each other. The one can equate to the other. Love can make you prosperous, and sometimes money means “I love you”.
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