If people don't give you respect because you don't have any money, they are not people worthy of your respect. Stay away from them. The old cliche "It's what is on the inside that counts" is an old saying because it is TRUE. Not everyone is a shallow, heartless, soulless creature. There are still good people doing good things for others. The quiet heroes who help the homeless, visit the sick, feed the hungry, and care for the unwanted and fight our battles. They don't make the news, do they? They don't get recognized or glorified. Keep your eyes on them and not the creeps.
money is an important in life since more you have more status you get in life-for any thing and every thing you require money-greatest pain in life is to ask for loan from your near dear ones and it becomes more painful if it is refused-may be sages who stay in deep forest or mountain who have forsaken every thing in life -may not require funds but here also for minimum maintenance for eg cloths etc they require funds - any body telling money not important in life should be taken with a pinch of salt