Why Money Won’t Solve All Of Your Problems

Zaid K. Dahhaj
4 min readOct 3, 2018

The acquisition of riches has been for many men, not an end, but a change, of troubles.” (Epicurus)

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Money is an extremely valuable tool in our society today. It is absolutely important, essential, and will solve many problems that you currently have in your life.

But, it doesn’t solve all of your problems. A major obstacle for the vast majority of people is that they think the acquisition of wealth will lead to the dissipation of all of their problems, at an unconscious level.

Consciously, we understand that money doesn’t solve all of our problems. But, the subconscious rules in most cases within the context of life.

Why do people subconsciously believe that money will solve all of their problems?

Many people have never experienced what it feels like to have a lot of money that they have made.

The majority of people come from a scarcity mentality when it comes to many because that’s simply how they were programmed from a young age.

Nobody taught these people how to deal with money, budget, invest, use credit, so on and so forth and because of this, they are stuck in a cycle of financial struggle and worry.

As a result, they believe that an excess of money will solve not only their financial issues which is true. But, they also confuse this solution with other problems that have nothing to do with money such as emotional control, habits, discipline, relationship struggles, etc.

Our society constantly pushes the idea that wealth will bring happiness and relief.

Now, money does provide a certain amount of happiness, but only to a degree.

We have become programmed with the consumer mentality because companies want us to buy more of their product, even at the expense of your financial and physical health.

In this context, we have literally been brainwashed at the subconscious level to believe that money will bring us everlasting contentment and relieve us of having to grow at a personal level.

Zaid K. Dahhaj

Sleep King. Helping family men fix fatigue in less than 42 days without letting loved ones suffer. Founder: The 2AM Podcast.