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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

Did ancient people and people from old times still love money, wealth and to become rich very much just like modern people?

Crossing the different civilizations

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    You can find currency used even going back before the time of the Romans. Wealth in those civilizations offered up a better life style like it does today. So yes in other words they likely "Loved" to get richer because it opened more doors for them. Especially in those days.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Of course -- just like today, many did, and some didn't. There are plenty of ancient texts from many civilizations similar to St. Paul's famous statement that "the love of money is the root of all evil," which suggests that "the love of money" was pretty widespread 2000 years ago in his society. People who lived long ago and far away were a lot more like us than they were different from us.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes. Greed knows no bounds.

  • Liz
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Evidently. For example Jesus provided this illustration: In the account at Luke 12:16-21 Jesus told of a certain rich man whose land produced well. Finally he decided to tear down his storehouses and build bigger ones, and since he had a surplus for many years he determined to take it easy, to drink and eat and enjoy himself. “But God said to him, ‘Unreasonable one, this night they are demanding your soul from you. Who, then, is to have the things you stored up?’” Jesus emphasized the point that all of this man’s material wealth would not be enjoyed by him; others would reap the results of his labor. He explained: “So it goes with the man that lays up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God.” Which would you rather have, barns full of grain, or a life rich toward God?—Matt. 4:4.

    Jesus stressed the fact that wealth has only temporary, deceptive power and is not lasting as are spiritual riches. This has been proved true many times even in this generation.

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    hmm .. mainly traders learned they could substitute a 'currency' to represent their goods value and through loans and debt eventually gain ownership of entire settlements .. people buying into the system does show their desire to have some status ... thats what its really all about ..

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