5 Shocking Ways Society Steals Your Money

Adam Del Duca
9 min readJul 13, 2022
Photo by Etienne Martin on Unsplash

Have you ever had something stolen from you? It’s got to be one of the worst feelings in the world! Not only do you feel violated but the loss often comes with financial repercussions as well. Ask most people and they will tell you that fortunately, being stolen from isn’t a regular occurrence but little do they know that they are in fact being stolen from all the time. Who is the culprit for their theft? Society and here are five shocking ways it steals your money!

Number 1: Society Pedestalizes Possessions

What do big houses, fast cars and fancy watches all have in common? You guessed it, they are basically all you see these days on social media. I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that the world we live in today is extremely materialistic. For instance, we don’t judge others by the number of volunteer hours they racked up last year or the number of meals they donated to their local homeless shelter. Instead, we judge others by the cars they drive and the material possessions that we trade the majority of our working lives to obtain.

The truth is that with the rise in these material goods being the symbols of status in our society, we are slowly being stolen from in multiple ways. First, we are being robbed of our money. I hate to say it but it sucks seeing other people enjoying life’s…