My dear,

People say making money is a crime, that it’s a vile act, an act that the greater man should not achieve to do.

They’re wrong.

Making money is what allows great people to continue doing great work. Like with us for example,

We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.

We think our work here at Disney is fantastic, and if we ignored the fact that this world’s currency of exchange is money and went about charging nothing for our work, not only would it devalue and disrespect the work we’ve done, and the blood, sweat, and tears that we put into that work, but we’d also have no way of surviving off our work. We would treat our passion of movie-making as a hobby because we’d have full-time jobs elsewhere which we work at trying to make money to feed ourselves and our families.

If we didn’t make money, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love full-time. And that’s it, that’s all of it. We don’t do what we love to make money, nope, not at all. We just choose to not hide from the fact that money is a necessity for living.

Falsely yours,
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney