Big banner advertising Money!
A Monopoly sweepstakes by McDonald's to draw customers.
Sort of ironic a low-cost fast food provider "giving" money away.
But who doesn't need money?
I remember the song as a child, "Money makes the world go round..."
Always distasteful at the focus in the world on money, instead of on being good decent people with a bigger picture on issues, suffering, and tikkun olam.
Really, it's the tug of war between people's personal selfishness and the ability to exhibit selfless giving to others.
Does a person need a certain amount of financial stability and security to be a better giver?
I guess that makes sense--if you have more and don't feel financially burdened and threatened at every turn in life, you can be more charitable with your own giving--not feeling pinched and vulnerable.
Still, I think it's important to remember that money can certainly be at "the root of all evil" when it becomes the end rather than the means to a life of purpose, understanding, and compassion that goes way beyond our own little desires and selves. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)