Associating success with having lots of money is the American way. The problem is, when you associate success with having lots of money you are associating success with greed. When you associate success as being greedy, you effectively guide everyone else to think if they are greedy, they are successful.
Whats wrong then with being greedy? Greed comes from wanting more than you need. The want comes from knowing others do not have as much. Otherwise, why would you want to have more of something everyone already has an unlimited supply of? I don’t want more air to breathe. I don’t want more thoughts. These are things everyone has and so obtaining more of it, really doesn’t matter much.