Very interesting thread.
It highlights the different values that people, and cultures, place on money
It seems some view money
as a necessity, an unpleasant one at that. They value human interaction more highly. A thank you, a dinner, a beer
and a pizza.
Some view money as a measuring stick of worth vis a vis ones production. You have to earn it.
Others use money as a surrogate for communicating or expressing emotion or acknowledgement; it's the basis of their day to day relationships. I really don't want to talk to you but I acknowledge your existence and your needs.
Still others view money as elemental, a fact of life. It should flow freely like water
or food or any other resource.
Some people are hypocrites. They feel they should earn every penny, but once it's theirs, they like to spread it around, to family
friends and people that do work for them. I guess that's why they earned it in the first place.
It's a personal thing. That's why money makes for such a good thread.
I only have one objection a few comments made earlier. That if some people would just stop tipping or start tipping, we could change the world. With all due respect; really?
Next thing you'll tell me is that my vote counts.