Awhile back, I lent one of my 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 personal finance books “The Millionaire Next Door” to my friend.
I had lent him tons of books before, and this time, when he gave it back to me, I noticed that the cover had meticulously been wrapped in white craft paper.
I asked him why he had done that.
𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺.
This is how loaded a topic money can be.
This is how taboo the topic of money can be.
My friend didn’t want someone knowing he was 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 about money.
The taboo around money comes from the belief that money somehow 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 something about us, as human beings.