You see, I want money, lots and lot's of money. I want the pie in the sky, I want lot's and lots of money, so don't be asking me why. I wanna be rich, oh, I wanna be rich, oh, I wanna be rich, oh, I wanna be rich , for a little love, peace and happiness. These are the lyrics from Calloway "I Wanna Be Rich." How many times has someone asked you, "if you had one wish, what would it be?" and you uttered the words "I wanna be rich!"
Then The O'Jays sang "For The Love Of Money" and their lyrics were "Some people got to have it, some people really need it. Listen to me why'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it. You want to do things, do things, do things, good things with it. Talk about cash money, money. Talk about cash money- dollar bills, why'all. For the love of money. People will steal from their mother. For the love of money. People will rob their own brother. For the love of money. People can't even walk the street. Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat. For that lean, mean, mean green. Almighty dollar, money."
The Notorious B.I.G. wrote "Mo Money Mo Problems," "I don't know what they want from me. It's like the more money we come across, The more problems we see."
So, when we think of being rich or wealthy, we see it as the alluring promise of life, that we can or will have the best of everything to include the best seats in the stadium, the best car, the best education, or maybe the best spouse with the best house on the block. Those are all superficial things that we think makes or describes us, but when we really think about it, these are the things that we tend to lose ourselves in and eventually, we lose our self identities. How many people have gained fame and riches and now you have to do a Google search to find out where they are now?
We will all agree that being wealthy brings on power and with power we have a voice in a world that lives by what the wealthy says. We think if we listen to their rhetoric then maybe one day we will be like them or maybe they might change something so that we can be like them. Well, I am here to tell you that even though they might have these positions, they are still able to fall and when they do, they can care less about who or what is below them.
I listened to a song that stated "I ain't never have nothing, so I'm flashy." Personally, I'm glad they have achieved a status in which they could have enough to be satisfied with and I would would congratulate them on there success but I would also question this....why is the flashiness necessary? What happened to being humble and thankful for what you have achieved and what you are doing to pave the way for others to achieve what you have done? Notice, I didn't say what you are handing out to to others that might not be in your position.
I feel we must all do our part in making our dreams come true and that is not by robbing, looting, and scamming someone else no matter what the situation is. PSALM 62:10 states "Don't make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the center of your life." There is nothing wrong with searching for or having wealth as a peripheral in your life, just don't make it the center of your life. #SPEAK2MYHEART