Likewise when a child is young, he doesn't say he wishes to be a fireman, policeman, teacher doctor, etc. with money in mind. His first instinct is doing something for the virtue of doing it. And that instinct should only become stronger as he grows up, but instead it goes in the opposite direction and usually becomes a slave to money, stress, and depression under the influence of a money-based system.
Actually, a child's first instincts are completely egocentric.
I can't say that changes into adulthood. One can't really achieve moral excellence or righteousness of virtue without 1: being subject to another person's perceptions or an ultimate ruling authority, & 2: Without being somewhat egocentric as the efforts are, ultimately, self-preserving. There's probably a 3-4-5-6, lol, but I'll let somebody else have a go at those.
Money, to me, is just a byproduct of power. Power or the fear of being powerless may be the basic premise of nearly all systems, from money, to politics, to education, to religion, to law, etc, and even anti-belief systems.
Power is what we think we have when we are born healthy into a loving environment. I cry. Someone appears. I'm soothed. I'm in control of my world. My world was created for me. Everyone must think and feel the same thing I do. I am special.
This is what kills me when I see a starving child. The powerlessness within that child's existence, of that pain, when its cries bring only more pain, until it succumbs to the body's own involuntary processes. I'm tormented by the reality of this, my inability to look away and/or feed them all, to the point of intolerance-- which is a real problem for me.
I, honestly, do not fare well in the face of waste or nutritional ignorance, despite the fact that I have no place to judge anyone for anything, I can hardly control how my whole system goes on alarm when I see perfectly good, fresh, fine food being thrown in the garbage. And worse, when I see a loved one stuffing themselves with fast foods and poor nutrition? I feel like they're killing themselves right in front of me. I am no one deserving of any power over these things, because you can see how MY standards (my system of things) are, developmentally, flawed. I'm human, after all, among humans. So I would not trust that human instincts are so virtuous even when we mean them to be.
What we want to be when we grow up usually has less to do with virtue, and more to do with power. Even if it is to heal or feed the world or create universal peace. Remove money from the equation, and it would still take a massive amount of energy, which would still be subject to a system of some form, in order to lead, follow, distribute, build, accomplish, maintain, etc. an objective. You can't have such a system without those who are willing to be a "slave" of sorts to the cause. I believe "Born Leaders" are a slave to their role, are they not?
Being of service to humankind without any type of monetary support system or reward is argued as the "impossible altruistic dream," and whether it's possible or not has been muddied, more often than not, by money, or personal gain, or pride