What of money? It offers the ease of living that a poor person won’t have; the ability to feed, clothe and nourish oneself. But having more than you need to live, money operates on people as a device for change – offering new avenues of unhappiness and consumption unavailable to those this wealthy person has left behind. With old money might come re-assurance, a way to grow accustomed to handling it; for most, there is just the spectre of conspicuous consumption to demonstrate their wealth, and the knowledge that the insane beast that demands you have more than you have now has found food and will grow.
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I’m an author and publisher. I live and work in London and am the author of “Sons and Fascination” (2011, Paperbooks). It's available here: http://amzn.to/eaTVCx View more posts