* If people did not worry about making money, would they produce anything for others that requires effort or sacrifice?*
must have been in a philosophical mood when he asked this one.
I’m going to assume that the intent here was not so much specifically making money as being able to acquire all the food and goods you want to.
If we eliminate the need to do things purely to survive or prosper, then what motivation do we have?
Well I would point to all the artists, singers, writers etc. who work away with no chance of return on their efforts. I’d point to charities and people who donate their time to help others with no monetary reward in sight.
I don’t think they’re being selfless. I think they’ve just found other rewards that make it worth their time and effort.
Emotional rewards can be as greater or greater than financial ones and will drive some (not all) people to considerable sacrifices.
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