Most Helpful Guy
Your quote is wrong. It's the "love" of money that's the root of all evil. This said because of greed, lust, and envy is the driving point.
Your life is not all a mess. You're doing fine as you are. If you can pay your bills, pay for your needs and still keep your head above water, you're doing fine. As for rich, that's all relative. Your ex may have a lot of money but his attitude, his treatment of you, all. point to him being a little person. A VERY small individual who is excessively poor in judgement, poor in his life, and will amount to little after his parents pass on.
It's not what physical objects you have that make you rich. In the end, you cannot take any of that "stuff" with you. You will however be rich, if your personality is caring and thoughtful of others.
Take one day at a time. You don't seem like a quitter. You're just fine. Money is simply one of the tools needed to obtain things you need to live. You're fine. Let time work for you.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, but for the love of money is the root of all evil because of lust and the other sin that comes with it. People will do ANYTHING for Money because the reality is money rules the world. You aren't really limited to anything without that cash. But the quote is all wrong though. Its for the love of it like @enis_Penvy stated.
Overall yes, it becomes evil by what we use money for. You kill for money, people rape for money, they steal, buy slaves, make people into slaves, become greedy to get rich, gain empire, women, etc. But again, its what you decide to do with it.