All About Money … … ... ... “Oh Really??”
[Some years ago ( 1982 ) the hip hop group “Grand Master Flash ‘n’ The Furious Five” released the smash hit “ The Message.” Here’s one of the verses: “It’s all about money.]
“It’s all about money. Ain’t a dame thing funny. You’ve gotta have a con in this land of milk and honey.”
The Deepest Sense of the Word
But, you know? That’s hardly an arguable line. I say that because, according the most in depth analysis of the word, it’s a fact. However, the money of which I speak, in that vein, is normally whatever you do in order to receive something of value to you in return. For sure, that’s the meticulously unearthed meaning of the word.
For many of us, the ultimate money we pursue is life after death as an eternal resident of heaven. It’s our reward for believing as we do and faithfully practicing what we believe to help others enjoy heaven, too. It’s sowing towards what we choose to reap. In the final analysis, for whatever we do, we expect a favorable return.
The Usual Sense
Yet then, without a doubt, when referring to this hip-hop wonder “The Message,” it’s evidenced that the performers are referring to the usual sense of the word. They’re really honing in on the fact that money is a very significant part of our lives for obtaining the things we need to make life more comfortable and convenient. Hence, since finances do play such very significant roles in our lives in terms of what we will or won’t accomplish towards our happiness, then it follows that, when we don’t manage them well, somehow we just don’t manage to be cheerful as we’d much rather be.
Excerpt: “So is this trustworthy-looking gentleman charging you too much? Of course, this moment, of a few things, entails your saving hundreds or thousands of dollars on your home projects. I think you know what’s coming next: that great contract firm or individual who appears so devoted to fairness could very well be what or who keeps you from doing that.
Fact of the matter is that residential contracting, especially these days, has become a lot tougher for those who must work in this capacity in order to keep paying bills. So, it's really not unusual these days for contractors, even the most well-meaning, to charge more for projects. It’s the economics. That's just a heads up to the situation. A lot of people are still having job security struggles in spite of our recent economic progress. This includes a lot of contractors. By no means are they out of the picture on this.
I guess what you really want to do is establish or maintain a good, working relationship.....but, that's kind of tough to do (and, I know you're aware of this) when a contractor is too expensive or charges you a lot more money than would otherwise be the case if things weren't so economically uncertain.” End[i] of excerpt
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[i] This excerpt is gleaned from the section “Pocket the Money!” of my e-book “Power in the House! : American Homeowners Seizing the Moment” [978-1-4675-8899-7]
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