In popular culture, a great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati’s belief that money is not evil. Some view our encouragement of work and wealth as a promotion of selfishness – overlooking the true meaning of the Pyramid and its underlying messages that motivate our diligence.
In the tenets of the Illuminati, wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. Instead, money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person’s duty to the advancement of the human species.
The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity’s greatest responsibilities.
The more money a person owns, the more ability they have to positively change the lives of those who are in need. If you are poor and of good heart, and your friend’s house is burned in a fire, you will remain a good person but have no ability to help them with what they need the most. If the same house burns but you are rich, you can give your friend a place to stay and a new home because you have more than enough for yourself and anyone around you who needs it.
Money has no feeling, no voice, and no soul – its choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it.
Though it is not wrong to be poor, the celebration of poverty is rooted in selfishness. A person who is poor can save a life, but a person who is rich can build a hospital and save ten thousand. The poor can do little to help the poor, but the rich can help as many as they are able. If a person is rich, they have the opportunity to do good, but if they are poor they are unable to help anyone but themselves.
Those with little can still do much. Money is merely paper and numbers that are traded for a person’s time and effort. Therefore if a person does not have money, they can instead use their time and efforts to further the advancement of humanity – positive actions that are of equal value to any charitable donations.
The greater a person’s fortune, the greater their responsibility to their fellow humans. Like the Pyramid, those with the greatest power can do the greatest good for the largest number of those below them.
Money is a mathematical measurement of a person’s earthly influence.
Wealth is commonly vilified by those who have never met it. Many people journey through life believing that the pursuit of money is the cause of all evil — forgoing the fact that often money can solve life’s most harrowing tribulations.
Is the money a mother uses to care for her child evil? Is the money an artist is provided in return for years of practice and hardship evil? Is the money a corrupted corporation pays to its employees evil?
Money’s choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it.
Money has no feeling, no voice, no soul. When one is hungry, they cannot eat paper or gold. The same money that can be used to hurt can also be used to heal. To the dictator, money is a means for weapons and death. To the beggar, money is a means for food and life.
Pursue a life of Abundance.
This planet is rich enough for all people in all places to live in the joys of plenty. A life of Abundance is one filled to the brim, spilling over its edges — a freedom to help those around you because you no longer need to help yourself.
The value of money is measured in the hands of those who hold it. To a beggar, a hundred is a lot; to a millionaire, a hundred is little. A billionaire can save hundreds of thousands of lives simply by giving food and medicine and shelter to those who have none. How many lives can the poor save?
With effort, poverty is impermanent.
The path of every person’s life is hidden: the rich are born with no knowledge of their wealth, as are the poor and their poverty. Though you may feel that the struggles you face in this moment are undeserved, know that these are merely impermanent and temporary. An empire will fall so greater empires can be made from its ashes; a life will crumble so a greater future may be built with its pieces. Find peace in knowing that the darkest moments in your life are merely prerequisites for the life of Abundance you are meant to have.