If money is not important to you then ask yourself this:
Are the things I have bought and done with money important to me?
If you say no and really mean it then you can truthfully say that money has no meaning. If you could care less what food you eat, what clothes you wear, what kind of car you drive, what kind of job you do, where you live and how you live there then you are free of money.
But in my mind if you ever bought a Coke instead of drinking tap water then you have made a money decision. At that moment paying extra for the sweet carbonation of a Coke was more important than drinking bland water.
What I am saying is that money is important to everyone.
It could be that it is only important to us to certain degrees. Maybe money is more important to me than it is to you.
But let’s examine that. I can buy the same things you can with money. It will cost me about the same give or take a sale, discount, and taxes. So if ever there is something that we both want then the importance of money becomes exactly equal.
You could argue that you do not have as many wants or needs as me. It could be that you have no desire to have anything. That’s a rare disease and not one I would want everyone to have. The desire to have more is a positive thing in my mind it makes us strive to achieve.
When someone says that money is not important to them what they are really saying is that they want to ignore how important it is. If money were truly unimportant to a person then wouldn’t they be saving and investing almost all of their money? Wouldn’t they be leaving in the cheapest place, eating the blandest food, never doing anything fun?
What they are really saying is that they want to be able to waste their money without consequence. They want to be able to buy what they want, spend what they want, and do what they want without regards to money. Money only becomes important to them when they realize that they cannot do these things for long without it.
If we continue to excuse ourselves from doing the right things with money by pretending we don’t have any regard for it we are only hurting ourselves. If we, instead, learn to do the right things with our money, and stick to them, we will all be better off. That is going to take some sacrifice which is what most of us are really not interested in.