Thoreau says that “This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it” and what he means by this is people work all their lives so that they can spend the worst part of their lives without working. He argues that people should only try to make as much money as they need to live comfortably, forget about making more money than your neighbor, your parents, or your friends. He makes the argument that there will always be someone with more money than you. I completely agree with his view on money. From his book, I get the feeling that he regards money as a tool to trade necessities with other people; a middleman. I also think that money is just a median in which trade of valuables is facilitated. However, like many of my fellow human beings, I love spending money on "wants" like the new iPhone, a new laptop, a new red Porsche convertible and I fell thats okay. Thoreau was very much an idealist in his thinking, and the human nature gets in the way of his dream becoming a reality.