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January 16, 2024 5 mins

In this episode, Ice explains how you need to dictate money and not let money dictate you.




  • Host & Executive Producer: Ice-T
  • Executive Producers:  Jorge Hinojosa, Stephen Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Ryann Lauckner & Jessi Bustillos
  • Written & Produced by James Macnab, Sandra Young & Andi Walker Ochoa
  • Edited, Mixed & Original Music by Christopher Heckman
  • Associate Producer:  Sophie Serano
  • Researchers:  Aisling Lynch, Autumn Rae & David Sanchez

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
I's Daily Game. It's a production of iHeartRadio. What's Up,
Sis Tea? You're listening to The Daily Game, the compilation
of motivational quotes I've collected over the years that I
found inspiring and helped me through the game of life.

Speaker 2 (00:18):
Today's quote comes from P. T. Barnum.

Speaker 1 (00:21):
You might know him from the Barnum and Bailey circus.
He was also an author, a businessman, and politician. PT said,
money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant. Money
is a terrible master, but an excellent servant. Now I've

been broke, people say it's having money better than being broke, definitely,
because money creates options.

Speaker 2 (00:50):
It creates options. That's what money allows you to do.

Speaker 1 (00:54):
Not only can you help other people, but it also
creates options. Now, let me explain that to you. If
you don't have any money, you can only get as
far as you can walk. If you get a skateboard,
you can get as far as you can ride on
the skateboard.

Speaker 2 (01:10):
You get a little more money, you can.

Speaker 1 (01:11):
Get a bike. Your options you can move further. You
get a little money, you can get a cab. An
uber get a little more money, you get a car. Okay,
you have more options. You continue. You get a little
more money. You can get on a plane. Okay, now
the plane gets canceled. You get a little more money.
You can charter a plane. You get a little more money,

you can own a plane. Your options continually go. Let's
talk about health. You get sick, you have to stand
in line at the clinic. You get a little more money.
You can go to the hospital. You get a little
more money. You can hire a specialist. You get a
little more money. You're sicker, you can fly to God
knows where, to the specialist. So there is nothing wrong

with having money. It creates more options. You can help
other people who are in dire need that you couldn't do.
If I don't have any money, I can't help you.
But now I can't help you. But money it can
become your master. They have a thing where they say
material things start to own. You get a house a
little bit too expensive, Get all these cars, get all

these notes, blou. Now you're working for your material things.
You're not working because you want to work, or you're
working to eat. You're working for material things, not just
food and shelter. You're working for that Ferrari. You're working
for these that boat you're working to keep that that
now is your master, you know. And some people have

so much money that all they want is more money,
and now they're in some type of money drug addiction
that they're just trying to get commas and this, that
and the third and they become a slave to that
where it's money they don't even need. That's a whole
nother addiction. I understand both sides of this quote. Money

is a terrible master if you're controlled by it and
it has power over you, yes, but it is an
excellent servant if you have it. It allows you so
many things that you can do that you couldn't do
without it. And I mean sometimes even me, I find
myself by having a little money, I live differently. Some

of my friends, if they want to fly to see me,
they have to get their plane ticket two months in
advance to get that budget ticket, where I can wait
till the last minute. Now I'm going to pay a premium.
But it created me an option that they don't have,
and that might remove a little bit of stress out
of my mind that they might be dealing with. It's interesting,

you know, But I know one thing they say money
is the root of all evil. No, lack of money
is the root of all evil. Okay, motherfuckers that got
trust funds ain't out here robbing liquor stores.

Speaker 2 (03:57):
Trust me.

Speaker 1 (04:02):
This has been another ice cold fact from me Iced team.
Listening again tomorrow when I drop some wisdom on your
ass till then, stay safe, stay smart, and stay knowing
that you can make your money work for you.

Speaker 2 (04:19):
Icey's Daily Game.

Speaker 1 (04:20):
It's a production of iHeartRadio, Final Level Entertainment and Oddity,
an Asylum entertainment company. The show's executive producer is Noel Brown.
Supervising producer is Jordan run Talk.

Speaker 2 (04:35):
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Speaker 1 (04:36):
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in this podcast was created by me. Each quote has
been researched to find its origin and give proper credit

to its creator.
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