Author: Adisha
•Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I often wonder about this. In a world where everyone is in pursuit of " happyness " through this source, I wonder when this pursuit can ever end ?! Is it enough to live life king size or do you need to have an empire ? Do you have to have enough to put your kids through college or do you have to keep a Lot away for retirement ? When is enough truly enough ?

If you ask any person walking on the road, they'll say all they need is food, clothing, shelter. They say money cannot buy happiness. But what about those people who do not have enough to eat? Those who do not have an education ? A home ? Those who cannot afford a lavish wedding ? Those who find themselves homeless after retirement ? On the one hand there are people who are hand to mouth and on the other spectrum there are people who have exploiting every possible avenue to gather as much as they can. And for what ? Why Do people need so much money ? Couldn't money and fame be exclusive of each other ?

Sure we all habour dreams of living a luxurious life with servants, cars, clothes, and attaining every possible dream that we think of during the day walking along a road. But not everything we see is necessary. The US started the credit culture. It was a facility initialized as a support to those in need. But today, most people use it to buy things they cannot afford or need. People have forgotten the importance of money and saving up for what they want. Why is it they no one hesitates to apply for loans and credits that they Know they cannot maintain ? And in today's day and age when things are totally inflated and unpredicatable, it's even harder to save up for that ever surprising rainy day. I wonder if the world would have come to this position if people would just think of what they truly need and who all they need to actually impress? Society today is based on showing off what you don't have. The one who flashes borrowed pearls and lives build on loans are the only ones thought important. Whatever happened to basic human sanity and being nice for etiquette's sake? Things are given more importance than people. Basic formalities are forgotten in the daze of bright flashy diamonds.

Do not misunderstand me. We all need to work towards a better tomorrow. A comfortable life that we can be proud of. A name that makes our elders look down on us with pride and our young ones look up in admiration. Even That is an art that can be fine tuned only in time. It's a regimen that needs to be developed like the exercise a person does to take care of his health. And once this talent is honed, a person can truly benefit of all it's potential. Saving up, taking the right kind of loans, spending for the right reasons, saying no with a heavy heart to what you love and yet know is not really required, putting money in the bank and watching it grow and finally affording the things that you have oft coveted much to your guilty pleasure. But in the mellee of fighting for the mirage that's tomorrow, it's seen that people in our lives today are left dissappointed, one way or another. If you say No today, you may risk losing out on things that money Truly cannot buy. And if you say yes, you get further away from dreams of your own. And then there are those few who'll work night and day with you , without you for what You've always desired. The life you make, either ways is highly dependent on the lives surrounding you.

I wonder often about this, for when I was young, with nothing but my parents and what little they had during the Gulf War, I saw those close to us moving away in an inexplicible fear. Till date, I think if those same people had known that my parents' had a lot saved up, if things would have been different for us as a family. Now too, I see the same happening in different forms and question the morality and values of those around. Can we then choose to live our lives exclusive of others ? I doubt it.

< Sigh !! > Life and it's diverse questions. I wonder often : if I'll ever get answers to the fears that haunt me.
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7 Spin Offs:

On February 4, 2009 at 7:26 AM , Dreamy said...

Hi,

No it was not for you, but its gud to clarify by talking to people, it just makes life so easy.

 
On February 4, 2009 at 7:27 AM , dreamy said...

well first of all..i think there are some questions which haunt us forever but are meant to be left unanswered....but then some situations do come in our lives which make us understand these things better to a certain extent (i hope i am making sense)...
as for your ques...well i have wondered so many times about this..one day a frd of mine told me "i want to earn so much money that i wont have to think twice about going into any damn shop and buying anything i want" I have wondered...if people had this luxury...would they appreciate what they have??
when i was a kid....my bro and me saved up around 8000 bucks and bought a not so big..but good enuf keyboard...till this date i cherish that more than the stuff i buy now that i am earning well enuf....but yes i agree with u....it mite be diff to say no to things at that moment...at times..but then it is needed...we need to keep our eyes on the bigger picture...
there have been so many times i have just felt like just having a small log house...far away from the city life....having bare necessities...just enuf to make my life comfy...not luxurious...

Ps.you are not going to blive this..but i logged in today to write on sth similar....

 
On February 4, 2009 at 9:04 AM , Netika Lumb said...

Hey, Very well expressed..
Lets not get started with the 'credit' thing, and how liberal the originators have been with something that needed to be dealt with sensitivity. No, no, the reason why I started on this, isnt because I endorse it or for that matter I am anti-credit, but somehow, the very liberal usage has made me fear the future and made me reminiscent of the 1930's depression (Oh! I go around expressing my concern on public forum's, uffff.. )

Anyway, I dont think I would want to add anything else, but yes, I wanted to tell you that I really like the way your posts are structured. Very comprehensive .Makes me applaud myself for following the right blogs. :)

 
On February 4, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Adisha said...

@ Dreamy

Yup, agree with you, as always. My hubby n me cherish Every item we have in our home for the same reason :D

@ Netika

Yeah, It can get pretty unending once we start talking about the atrocities of society. :)

LOLz thankyou so much for the compliment. You've really made my day !!

 
On February 5, 2009 at 8:14 AM , Dreamy said...

Hi,
Well all of them are relevant questions, and i think its gud to think about it, as it gives direction to ones life. We all strive to reach tat top slot, whether we do it or not is destiny's game, but yes we must try by all fair means, being true to ourselves.

 
On February 10, 2009 at 4:26 AM , Adisha said...

Thanks dreamy for visiting :)

 
On February 19, 2009 at 8:08 AM , Pathfinder said...

I agree money is but a mirage . Contentment is a personal choice , and money can never make us satisfied unless we ourselves choose to be happy .