Money is power and those who have power have an obligation to help the majority of society out of its misery.
Money is basically a medium of exchange. It allows us to buy particular
things without having to barter for them.
Money gravitates to those who provide services that are valued by society. It also gravitates to the strong who victimize the weak.
Inherent in wealth is a social responsibility. It is the world human society that has allowed
wealth to gravitate to certain human beings and those human beings consequently have an obligation to society. Each person must decide for himself or herself how to fulfill that obligation.
There is nothing wrong with wealth, but there is social injustice when wealth is accumulated while the great pain of humanity cries out for help. The powerful must not lose touch with reality by believing that because they or their parents were able to successfully achieve power and status in society that those same opportunities exists for more than a very minute percentage of the world population.
The unfortunate of the earth place their hope of salvation in the powerful. The hungry eyes of the world wait in patient starvation for the relief that only the powerful can bring.
Inner peace comes in knowing that the pursuit of materialism for its own sake can never be satiated and that reaching out to humanity creates a sense of inner peace with which the accumulation of material goods can never compare.