Money can control another's fate/life. You can control your fate and life if you have the money. When you're holding a job, you are being controlled by your boss. And if you're in desperate need of money, that's worst.. you are as good as a slave. If you have huge debts, that's worst. You're fucked. If you have money, you control your own fate and life. You can do what you want. You are protected. The law sides you as you can hire top notch lawyers and even the government can side you. Look at those rich bastards whom broke the law, they usually have a lighter sentence than humble and not-so-wealth-to-be people. People whom said, "Money can't buy everything." That's pure B.S. They are just being ignorant and using that to rationalize or feel better for themselves. Stop being in denial and accept the ugly truth. You can donate your time to charity to help out, but with money you could have hired numerous workers to donate their time. With money, you could buy stash of supplies and food and send them to Africa to feed the starving children. Recently, my friends and I were looking for social escorts (for the fun of it) and guess what? A huge amount of females actually responded to me. Most of them were okay with sex. Most disturbing of all, some of them were as young as 15-17. Some of them even had boyfriends but they were willing to do it too... just for money. I can't imagine if they were my girlfriends, seriously. Everyone has a price. If you're a beggar in tattered shirt and pants with holes in your underwear, but with a heart of gold.. no females would be interested to like/love you. They will shun you. And even if they do talk to you, you're simply just in their friends' zone. But if you have the money, damn.. that's a totally different story. People could simply backstab one and another just to get wealth. Ever see those rich spoilt siblings fighting with each other just to get their parents' inheritance? Or women sleeping with bosses just to climb the corporate ladder faster? I'm not saying we should worship money and do unethical ways just to get em'. View money as papers with numbers of them, don't worship them. But be aware of their power and bargaining power.