Do You Agree to the Opinion That “Money Is the Root of All Evils”?

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A prisoner is sitting in police wagon. For money, he kidnapped an innocent child. He cannot do anything except expressed deep regret for what he did. It seems true that “Money is the root of all evils”. People tend to do anything to earn more money, even against laws. For that reason, crimes take place in society and in the most peaceful place – homes. Believe it or not, the power of money can change everything, even human-being.
It is very easy to see that social evils occur during everyday. Poverty is one of reasons why people have to do bad things. Everybody needs money to buy food, clothes, house and so on. If the poor cannot make money legally, they have to commit crimes such as stealing, duping and kidnapping. For example, a lovely young teenager who comes from a poor family goes to supermarket. Instead of buying, she steals earrings, clothes. After going out of the supermarket, she can sell those stolen things to buy food. Another reason is greed: when the love for money becomes excessive, money brings evils. When people are greedy for money, they are willing to do dirty business or illegal work to make more money. These people are filthy rich and hold important positions in government or company, but people usually say “Beggar’s beg is bottomless”. They want as much as money as possible and immediately without working hard. Therefore, they accept bribes, evade taxes or do something similar. For instance, in Khanh Hoa province, a Korean investor who wants to build a resort gives seventy thousand dollar to an employee of Department of Investment. Instead denying it, he accepts this money.
Caused by money, evils happen not only in society but also in homes. Home is a peaceful place. However, in some cases, due to money, relatives can do worse things for each other. If parents pass away, relatives want to have their property. Relatives fight against each other…...

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