by Art Piccio . May 28th, 2014
If you’re a freelancer or work in a not-so-lucrative field, you’ve doubtlessly heard relatives and acquaintances make the same facile argument so brilliantly shot down in this clip from the highly influential sketch comedy series Mr. Show:
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Money isn’t the only thing that matters. While money is essential for survival and most of the creature comforts we enjoy, the singular pursuit of wealth in this modern has ruined lives and has led to a warped sense of what people are worth to each other.
We all have different passions . It’s just that money has a much more immediate and readily noticeable effect on our world than less-readily quantified things such as art and education. It follows that people who are completely mercenary in outlook would be more likely to figure out ways to acquire money than those who don’t value it as much. Doesn’t make them more or less better than anyone.
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Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.