The Two Sides Of Money

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Money is good.
Money funds ideas, dreams, and missions.

Money is bad.
Money fuels happiness, addiction, and desire.

The face of money is two sided.
The good and the bad. And yet money fuels our soul. It is the currency that pushes us forward.

It is okay to make money, it is not okay to use it to buy happiness.
It is okay to spend money, it is not okay to use it to sponsor addiction.
It is okay to accumulate money, it is not okay to desire its power.

Money was meant  to fuel your….Ideas, Dreams, Mission.

Which side of money will you use?


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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • David Santistevan

    Brilliant. I thought I was reading Seth Godin for a second :)

    • Kyle Reed

      Well he does inspire me just a bit :)

  • Dustin W. Stout

    I will have to agree with David on this one… AWESOME. I need to refine my ability to capture these type of short, to the point truths. Thanks for being AWESOME Kyle!

    • Dustin W. Stout

      BTW – do you do your own graphic design?

      • Kyle Reed

        I do

  • Lexi MacKinnon

    Good thoughts…simple but important to remember. I like it!

    • Kyle Reed

      thanks Lexi, it is hard to keep it simple sometimes

  • Dan Eggenschwiler

    Money is a very tricky subject that I don’t know can be boiled down to such simple “truths.” However, for the sake of not writing a novel in your blog comments, I will try to be brief.

    I agree that it is okay to make money.
    I believe it is sometimes okay to spend money, but it depends entirely on the reason for the expense.
    I do not believe it is okay to accumulate money/possessions for yourself, regardless of a motivation by power.

    The accumulation of money comes down to selfishness and greed, and if we live by the Bible’s teaching that we are blessed in order that we might bless others, we would not think twice about accumulating anything for ourselves. Perhaps I’m reading it incorrectly, but there seems to be a problem with the statement that money fuels “your” ______. I believe money is a blessing from God that fuel HIS _____, not ours.

    • Kyle Reed

      agreed, I think that can be semantics at times but probably needs to be stated. That passion, dream, idea has to come from somewhere and that is from God. It is a blessing from that allows us to move forward.

  • Anonymous

    Kyle, great post to which I whole-heartedly agree!  It’s reminiscent of something I wrote last year that draws similarities between money and children – they are both amplifiers of an individual’s true internal nature