Cause and Effect
It’s safe to say just about everyone has heard of the old saying “Money is the root of all evil,” but have you ever sat down and really thought about it? Do we realize just how much money controls our lives? Here’s some questions: Why do people rob others? Why has prostitution been a job since the beginning of time? Why do most companies focus on quantity over quality? Why are many people unable to get an advanced education, or some even a basic education? While there is more than one answer for each, the overall general reason is money.
To begin with, I will take us back to nearly the beginning of human time. While it’s impossible to know for sure, it is widely thought that the barter system has been around for as long has humans have. Say I had a cow, but I needed more farming equipment. I would go around offering my cow to others that had the tools I was looking for. However I had ...view middle of the document...
Then banks started making paper money, which could be used to trade in with the specified amount of gold and silver. Thus brings us to currency as we know it today. Let me pose a question to you, while bartering and old currency was beneficial to surviving, is currency something we still need anymore? With our abundance of tools, food, water, energy, and services, is money still necessary?
Starting small, education has always been affected by money. Whether it’s by not allowing someone to go to school because they’re poor or not being able to find teachers willing to work for hardly as much money as any other profession. Education is important to all aspects of life.
Moving up a bit, what about the numerous companies who go for what’s cheapest and not best? The fast food industry is notorious for being delicious but also disgusting, cheap, fake, disease-filled food. Not to mention how a lot of those fast food companies get their meat from industrial slaughterhouses where we force feed animals corn and other things they were never meant to eat all for the sake of fattening them up for less money. Despite increasing our chances for E. coli a thousand fold. Then to get rid of as much E. coli as they can they wash the meat in chemicals. The end result is animals only living to be killed, and us ingesting chemical and disease ridden food. Yet we all still go out and get Taco Bell or McDonald’s knowing what we do.
Getting to a bigger scale, what’s the main reason behind most crime? Sure you have the mentally unstable who don’t comprehend what they’re doing or the incredibly mad spouse killing their spouse because they cheated on them, but overall it’s for money. The whole point of robbing someone is taking something for yourself. It could be because you don’t have enough money to buy it, you want to sell it to make more money, or what you’re stealing is just straight up money. Another crime is arson, which is usually done to attempt an insurance scam, to get money. Prostitution has been around for as long as humans have, and it’s probably safe to say little to no women have sex with random men simply because they want to.