I kept wanting to change the question, but that's probably because I have answers to other questions. So I thought maybe I'd sit with this particular question.
I'm having difficulty conceptualizing money as similar to another entity. Say, "friends." I see numerous threads on this forum where people say they have trouble making friends, and even when others give them advice, they say they already do all that and they are stumped. It can be a bit hard when I'm not right there watching what they do to understand why they can't make friends. I think about when I was a young teenager and had trouble making friends, how did I learn how to do that? What did I learn to do and be?
What am I doing and being around people that makes them like being friends with me, and what am I doing and being around money that makes it scarce for me?