I look at money as a means to an end. A resource for achieving the things I want or need in life.
It can either be a constraint (when I dont have enough) or a measure of freedom (enough money to achieve the things I want).
In principle, I agree with the many posters who say that money represents freedom to pursue the life you want.
In fact, at this point in my life (i’m a graduate) money means worry not peace of mind.