was going through a friend's profile on orkut. under 5 things he can't live without, he lists "money" as number one. interesting. having never had a dearth of it, i couldn't ever relate to the ideology that money is mandatory to being happy. or that it has anything to do with happiness. yes, i agree that u need money, but how much is subjective! and it sure didn't occur to me as one of the things i couldn't live without. i've always believed that money is not a factor which would change the way i perceive anyone.
that's why when my mind wandered this morning & i found myself thinking about whether money affects my perceptions, i surprised myself. more so, because i found myself agreeing that it does. at least to a certain extent.
it's like, plenty of women kiss their lovers. but if u know she's been paid for it, the kiss changes it's taste. it's not love or lust anymore. it's just a kiss. the way you look at her changes. the fabric of her being changes. when she walks down a sidewalk, the meaning of the street corner changes.
whether this is appropriate or not, i don't know. but yeah, maybe money does change people's perceptions. also, i guess it's situational & subjective... it may change for the better or worse. that's something we each have to figure out for ourselves.