The value of money
Money is a blessing when it is used rightly.The same is ture of all other good things.They bless if used well;they curse[kə:s] 诅咒 when abused【ə'bju:z】滥用.many people do not
seem to know what money is for.They want it above all things.But they want it to spend chiefly['tʃi:fli]主要的 on
Some boys appear to think that money is to buy good clothes and foods,toys and amusements.Some also seem to think that money is to buy leisure['leʒə]闲暇 with.They
consider that the highest happiness is to live without work.But that is not at all what money is for.We should get nearer the truth than that.
Money is our circulating ['sə:kjuleitiŋ] 循环的？流通的 medium['mi:diəm]
媒体 in trade. Families need it to buy things they must have.In this way society exists,and the world of traffic prospers['prɔspə]繁荣？昌盛. Money means food, clothing,
dwelling['dweliŋ]居所, schools, books, wise recreation娱乐,and
the means of doing good.
Of course money is not something to hoard[hɔ:d]贮藏.Its value
is in its use.And so money that is simply hoarded is of no value.It does not purchase['pə:tʃəs] 购买 the necessaries of
life,nor relieve解除？减轻 those who are in want.that is not what money is for.
Some people says that “the love of money is the root of “all evil”.That is,money sought for its own sake目的 is the
cause of all sorts of各种各样的 evil --- lying, stealing, cheating, robbery,and even murder.This is the best reason for avoiding the love of money.