Some call it a paradox that the luxury of a diamond, which is unnecessary to our survival
costs much, much more than water, which sustains our very life,
but I say the opposite. It is not a paradox that a diamond is worth more than water.
Money itself is not necessary to our being, our survival.
Money is a superfluity, an excess, a product of our boredom and creativity.
And money is not life, it is used to buy a rock that we call luxury
it is used to numb our brains with pleasures of all kinds,
it is used to distract us from the horrible realities around us
and to fill ourselves with needless other problems
and it should not be meant to maintain our very lives,
or the lives of others, lest it be sin.
"To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves."