In our western world making money easily is the most predominant attitude. We focus on how to earn more money with the least possible effort. Why is this trend a life philosophy for many people?
Our daily routine is so intense that we are trying to gain profits effortlessly, otherwise we consider it a waste of time. This attitude is reinforced by the media where quick profits define the value of the individual, his status and prestige. These people are successful and many others want to imitate them as they believe that they become a part of their special lifestyle whichs includes luxury, recognition and expressions of admiration by the public.
When earning money easily is connected to gambling then it is a challenge where one tries to earn money without losing. They focus on a specific strategy that will lead them to profits and any loss is interpreted as a challenge that needs to be tackled. They focus on profits without taking into account that loss coexists with profits. They always try for immediate results so that they feel capable otherwise they may be disappointed. There is a bipolar thinking where success is from the one side and failure is from the other side. For this reason their feelings fluctuate a lot.
What happens when they don’t have the profits that they expected? Then their expectations change as they were unrealistic. Adaptation to the new situation is difficult as they have to face theirselves and their false evaluations. They believed that everything can be done quickly and easily. They didn’t have in mind the phrase “goods are obtained with effort” because sometimes success comes very quickly and so does failure.
Anyone could take a look at this experience as an opportunity for regeneration where life philosophy could be based on new concepts, better evaluation of everyday life. All these require self awareness and willingness to change.
We have the power and the option either to destroy or save ourselves-given that we are oriented by the values that dominate our lives.