It tends to be Gurus who turn around and say money doesn't make you happy. The kind of guys who tell you to follow your passion and do what you love, whilst recalling the story of how they worked for 15 years solid doing what they didn't love to get where they are. Seems kind of stupid. Money doesn't make you happy, but it can make you're life easier. Once you're living more comfortable you can concentrate on things you couldn't when you're constantly working and stressed, those people around you whom you love you can help out. Help them buy businesses and to pay of their mortgages. Ultimately it comes down to this - With money you can see the world, and change the world. People are going to say yeah but Ghandi didn't have any money, Deli Lama etc. Their the exception, they had a powerful message.