Do people in high positions really desire so much money?

I have known and studied supremely gifted people for four decades and a few of them are now ensconced in the .01% of the top 1% of the world’s wealthy in $$$$ and property, and as rich as they have become, in ALL cases $$$$ is NOT their primary (i.e. #1) concern, drive or desire. For the most wealthy among the cohort, the essential motivation is far more complex than tokens of mere cash; this includes their understanding that power resides in trustworthy-friends and loyal-retainers, an ability to imagine and stir the pot for the ‘common good’/‘common goal,’ and in at least one case, the power arising from a deep and strong personal commitment to family and heritage. $$$$ accumulates as a side effect thereof. 

With the subversive Citizens United decision transforming corporations into ersatz, bloodless, disloyal, bloodthirsty, ‘real’ people; a ‘high position’ now comes packaged, gift-wrapped and presented to bidders with an auction-number stenciled on it. The spoils go to the highest-bidders, who owe allegiance to none except their own private-interests.

I believe there are yet majority numbers of Americans who think for themselves, include the health and welfare of their nation in their thinking, and for whom the teases and enticements of $$$$ are enjoyed but not worshipped as God.

Every now and then, at the behest of the American voters in perhaps unrigged elections, a ‘High Office’ will put the bid so high that not even the billionaires can afford it, and that office ought to be that of President of the United States.

There are droves of billionaires who are threatening to push into the political-pot billions of dollars in pocket-change bets on how much financial good it will do them to buy and employ The American President (next in line).

The saavy Detroit bookies fix that number for The White House, including a majority in the Congress, plus a very public donation to the candidate’s favorite philanthropy.

The question raised by the Bernie Sanders landslide in New Hampshire is what happens if there is a ‘High Position’ that is up for the most unsecret kind of auction?

Answer by Barnard Law Collier:

Cynicism is an easy trap in a bigger maze. Fall for it at your peril.
Before greed gets the rap for everything, the truth is that greediness is probably the last way the very rich/smart accumulate their treasures.
Some people in “high positions” do desire more than money. Many desire the gratification that comes from doing others some good.
Some desire the thrall of  power.
I have known and studied supremely gifted people for four decades and a few of them are now ensconsed in the .01% of the top 1% of the world’s wealthy in money and property, and as rich as they have become, in all cases money was not their primary concern, drive, or desire.
For the most wealthy among the cohort, the essential motivation was far more complex than the tokens of mere cash;  this includes their understanding that power resides in trustworthy friends, loyal retainers, an ability to imagine and stir the pot for the “common good” or “common goal,” and in at least one case I know of, the power rose from a deep and strong personal commitment to family and heritage. Money accumulated as a side effect.
With the subversive Citizens United decision transforming corporations into ersatz, bloodless, disloyal, bloodthirsty, “real” people, a “high position” now comes packaged and gift wrapped and presented to bidders with an auction number stenciled on it. The spoils go to the highest bidders, who owe allegiance to none except their own private interests.
I believe there are yet majority numbers of Americans who think for themselves, include the health and welfare of their nation in their thinking, and for whom the teases and enticements of money are enjoyed but not worshipped.
In times of war, such as on 9/11 in Manhattan, the tens of thousands of people who came out to help were not Cynics and they were not cynical, nor were the Brits during the Blitz, and humankind on such devastating occasions throughout history.
Every now and then, at the behest of the American voters in perhaps unrigged elections, a “High Office” will put the bid so high that not even the billionaires can afford it, and that office ought to be that of President of the United States.
There are droves of billionaires who are threatening to push into the political pot billions of dollars in pocket-change bets on how much financial good it will do them to buy and employ the next American president.
The saavy Detroit bookies fix that number for the White House, including a majority in the Congress, plus a very public donation to the candidate’s favorite philanthropy.
The question raised by the Sanders landslide in New Hampshire is what happens if there is a “High Position” that is up for the most unsecret kind of auction?
The results will be riveting.

Do people in high positions really desire so much money?

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