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I was wondering about this. I find that the more I am involved with my finances and planning for the future, the more thoughts of money end up kicking around in my head. It seems really easy to get attached to that. Which is obviously a bad thing as far as Buddhism is concerned.
In a way it makes me concerned about a lot of the world I see around me. There seems to be a lot of materialism and money orientation going around in the world today, even compared to say a hundred years ago when a lot of people were still very much into religion. Nowadays here in the western world people are confronted with the need to work for money in a capitalist jobs market in their teens.
It’s the pressure of living in a modern system, where economic modes of thinking are disseminated in all kinds of ways. The world becomes very clinical. I’m pretty convinced it’s not healthy.
Have you ever considered the effects of this on your own Buddhism?