So, what is money to us? Do we treat it as our master or our slave? How do we know whether we are the money master or the slave? If we are the master, surely it is the money who work for us while if we were the to be a slave to somebody, we would be sweating to please the master. There is no two way about it.
For the money case, it is very obvious that if we are the money master, we would be investing the money, so that in one way, the money will earn more money for us, while we just sitting around doing nothing. We work and earn money, and invest wisely on equities or properties or whatever investment vehicles that can generate enough ROI to hedge the inflation at least. This is call money make money. So, if the money is working for us, we are the money master.
For most people, it is the other way round. They are working day and night to earn money. Some take it to the next level where they will be cutting their expenses by skipping meals, ignoring health care etc and ended up living in depression or in bad health condition when they are old. If we are sweating all out, it means we are slaving ourselves for money.
I'm not here encourage people to invest or to spend or not to save money, but we should adopt a more neutral financial goals. There is no point earning a lot of money or having a lot of money in savings account, when we cannot really enjoy it. Be neutral....spend on what is necessary - spend smart and at the same time, invest.