The root of all evil is invariably connected with money addiction.
Look around you, and the cause of most crimes, corruption, power-madness, greed, stem from the ruthless pursuit of money.
Its magic is incalculable. It opens doors, seduces the unseducible, and leaves you wanting the unattainable.
The gods have a poor view of it, and gives it mostly to those who abuse it to their own ends.
The seldom few who are benign with it are saintly but nevertheless capriciously unapproachable.
On balance, money brings a multitude of woes which negate its many benefits.
Those who are free of the money bug are perhaps the chosen ones. To them we owe a great measure of gratitude.