“Money questions will be treated by cultured people in the same manner as sexual matters, with the same inconsistency, prudishness, and hypocrisy.”
Sounds like the beginning of an illicit novel! But ti was said in 1913 by Sigmund Freud.
Money is silent, forbidden, and unexamined to this day. In THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF MONEY, DAVID KRUEGER, M.D. talks about what money means, and you can pick from one of many plots for this story. Money can mean captivity, love, happiness, control, alibis, power, dependency, fear, altruism, greed, envy, and shame just to name a few. And the true cost of money in reality or fantasy can be in terms of time, wealth, happiness, family, health, freedom, or relationships.
Krueger agrees with one of the methods I use in helping someone discover and heal their money relationship–create your own money story knowing that the past is the past, and the future can be anything you want it to be. It is all about discovering your feelings, and how they lead to your behaviors, adding in your thoughts, and creating your new experience.
Come to think of it, maybe Sigmund Freud would be a great asset today!