viernes, 4 de octubre de 2013

Having money can also be a desire

It is surprising the accumulation of money, however, is a desire to accumulate whose satisfaction is as imperative as a necessity.

Being alive imposes requirements. Some of these relate to food, other sheltered, other accommodation.

When we meet the needs, whose dissatisfaction we would risk death, desires arise which resemble those needs but their degree of urgency is less. If you do not give them satisfaction decreases our quality of life but we are exposed to die.

When we have secured the satisfaction of basic needs, desires become as important as the needs. So for those who eat every day, we can become bitter if you do not get tickets to see a football game, or hairdresser can not assist us today, or lack of a shirt whose color combine well with the pants we should use today to meet with someone.

Money is a good but not a commodity: it is very special.

Its originality is that it can be exchanged for any other. However, this wonderful ability to barter, is compensated for, in itself, has no practical utility are colored paper, useless.

In more technical terms, they say that all commodities have an exchange value (you can swap, buy and sell), but mostly they use value: a vehicle, sewing thread, vegetables, have value because they serve to use something (move, sew clothes, feed).

However, money has no value in use, is useless, but it has the most effective exchange value.

If money is worthless, one wonders what those who want to accumulate as much money.

Returning to the beginning of the article: Having money can be a desire whose satisfaction is imperative for those who have it.

Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Tener dinero también puede ser un deseo.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.022)

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