Recently someone told me that when I was complaining about struggling to pay for my bills. That person said life is about giving and that I am doing a good job of it with my teaching job. Well, when that person said that, instead of feeling proud of myself, I felt bitter. Sure, I give a lot with my job but I would like some rewards like better pay so I wont have to struggle with money. That being said, do you believe that life isnt about money? I dont believe that life is about being materialistic but I am realistic..life without any money is NOT easy and who WANTS to struggle with making ends meet? I feel that if one works hard, he/she should be rewarded with it not be punished with a salary reduction or whatever. Am I selfish? I am not looking to be a millionaire but I would like a life where I CAN travel, CAN fix up my house, and NOT worry about finances. That's the honest truth and sometimes I dont want to give and give and give to society while continue to struggle with $$. I cant visit my family in AZ cuz of no money so yea, it takes MONEY to see my family and I would like to see MONEY from my HARD work!