Money can’t solve everything, according to at least this one proverb: “If money can fix/solve a problem, then it really isn’t a problem.”
The issues of health and of family relationships sometimes go beyond the possession of amounts of money. This saying is cited in print since at least the mid-1990s, although the underlying principle seems timeless.
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From: (Steven A. Lightfoot)
Subject: Re: FOOT-COME BACK!!!!
A great way to view it I heard a number of years ago. If money can solve it, it’s not a problem. In other words, if you loose a loved one, or a leg, or an eye, or get thrown in jail, or some such thing happens, then you have a problem.
Second Thoughts: One Hundred Upbeat Messages for Beat-Up Americans
By Mort Crim
Published by HCI
We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up.
So it seemed strange to me that my father would always say, “If money can fix it, don’t worry about it.”
Eventually I came to understand what he meant.
He meant that life’s most seriouws losses aren’t about things. Clothes, jewelry, cars and houses can be replaced or rebuilt.
As a clergyman, Dad had faced, with countless of his parishioners, those somber losses which no amount of money could replace.
Dad knew people who would have given all they owned to have good health restored. To have broken relationships repaired. To have disastrous decisions reversed.
That’s why, even though we didn’t have much money, Dad could advise us children: If money can fix it, don’t worry about it.
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From: (James Rogers)
Subject: Re: the topper
$232.00 is dealable....If money can fix it, then it is not as big as some other problems (ever notice that the people who say this kind of thing always seem to have money? But it’s true nonetheless).
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“SMILE - If money can fix your problem, than you don’t have one.”
Friends Through Thick & Thin
By Gloria Gaither, Peggy Benson, Joy MacKenzie and Sue Buchanan
Published by Zondervan Pub. House
She says, “If money can fix it, it isn’t a problem.”
My Wicked Fantasy
By Karen Ranney
New York, NY: HarperCollins
“Nothing but money, lad. It doesn’t do anything but make things easier. It doesn’t solve the real issues of life. If money can fix it, James, it’s not a problem. You remember that, lad. And remember, too, that I know I should have made it easier on you.”
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Subject: Re: Keep it or trade it?
I keep telling myself, if money can solve it, it’s not really a problem, just a pain in the ass…
Waiting for Willie:
A Story about People, a Story about Life
By Peter Loosigian
Published by Gage Hill Press
“Don’t panic. It’s just a machine. Someone will fix it. Remember, if money can solve a problem, it’s not really a problem. Just use the credit card.”
New York City • Banking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Wednesday, January 14, 2009 • Permalink