Money-sickness | Greed | Worry

“For the love of money is the root of all sort of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith…” (I Timothy 6:10).

Psychiatrist Karl Menninger once asked a very wealthy patient, “What are you going to do with all your money?” The patient replied, “Just worry about it, I guess.” “In that case” said the doctor, “do you experience much pleasure out of worrying about your money.” With a heavy sigh, the patient answered, “No, but I feel such terror when I think of giving any of it away.” Commenting on his patient’s money-sickness, Doctor Menninger said, “Generous people are rarely mentally ill!”

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