This is neither good nor bad; it is just how things are in this present time. Since we all work, love, play, and make choices in the context of our culture, wouldn't it be useful to deeply examine our relationship with this powerful cultural priority?
Do something good for yourself today by starting to read one of these books. I find them especially useful in exploring my own relationship with money.
Money, Heart and Mind by William Bloom
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
Money and the Meaning of Life by Jacob Needleman
The Seven Stages of Money Maturity by George Kinder