Yes. It is indeed true that people are rational. It is us humans who think of where and how to spend money. Yes, Money is use for trade. And yes money has no brain to decide. But if money weren't invented, What else do you think will these RATIONAL people serve? People kill for money. People die for money. And you still call it rational? Being rational means basing on facts or reasons and NOT on EMOTIONS or FEELINGS. It is having the ABILITY TO REASON OR THINK ABOUT THINGS CLEARLY. And yet? Is killing people a product of rational thought? I thought so it does not involve feelings? Then why kill for the LOVE OF MONEY AND WEALTH?
WE ARE RATIONAL BUT MONEY MAKES US IRRATIONAL. If money didn't exist then humans could have not killed, I mean there would have been lesser crimes. Because they had no reason to do so.
Further, We cannot serve two Gods at a time. In the end, We tend to forgot God and do things in the name of money.
Money is a material thing only. Yet people across places come to serve money. Sarcastically, So, Me wealthy people don't spend money, They keep them, Some people even corrupts them.
It was not a rational thinker's choice to corrupt. IT WASN'T PLANNED. It just happened. Why?
BECAUSE MONEY TEMPTED THEM TO DO SO!
Everyones wastes their whole life working so that they can make money to have a good life. 40% of all animal species are now extinct because people need to make money - and the species die as a casualty (deforestation, over-fishing). The average joe spends 5 out of 7 days working essentially the whole time, just to have 2 days have freedom. Men will kill and enslave their fellow man to increase their wealth (factory workers are slaves).
What have we become?
All of you have said no, so you know what this is. Money is a representation of a value (unless it is a coin, because gold, silver, nickel; all of it has value), for easier exchange. Trade is important for a successful life. In fact, positive relations; especially mutualism is the best thing for human survival or any survival really. Money makes this relation easier. Since there is no standard for trading chickens for clothes, money was created to get fair trade. A value for a value.
Actually, money is just a medium of exchange. Money does not have brain to think how to hurt people. It is the thought of human that used money as a tool for evil purpose. Many of them did wrong looking for a quick buck or two and end up doing some action that hurt another people. But they blame all the fault on money in fact is their brain that cause the evil.
Money is not the root of all evil. If we did not have money, people would find some other resource to exploit -- like gold, silver, or precious crops. Money is simply a resource that people use to make themselves more secure or powerful. In the end, many resources can provide this, not just money.
Money itself is not evil. Evil is something that is inherently bad that cannot be used for good. For those who are able to put it in proper perspective within their lives, it is a convenient asset. Those who assign money an unnecessarily high priority, however, turn it into a bad habit. Bad habits, like other habits, can be broken though. So money, even as a bad thing, can be overcome.
People make the money the root of all evil. They say human beings are a bunch of addicts. They are addicted to everything. Humans are addicted to religion, video games, , health, sex, drugs and alcohol, and also their work, so they can make more money. People's number one problem is finding a balance in their life. The people who make money the root of all evil are addicted to it.
Money has nothing to do with evil. People were evil long before the invention of money, and will be evil long after money has become obsolete. There are plenty of poor people, who have no money, who are evil. Adolph Hitler, one of the most evil people of all time was not motivated by money, but was motivated by his hatred of those who weren't like him. People are evil, with or without money.