Sunday, July 17, 2011

Money and Power - Important?

Beautiful day today here in VA. It was just perfect outside when I went for my 7PM walk. Clear blue skies. White clouds floating forming different patterns. Enjoyed the evening. What a weekend folks! Full 2 entertainment. Attended a Sai Bhajan get together on Friday evening. Nicely done. Sang a small bhajan. On Saturday, I watched the much awaited movie of this year "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" (How true). The movie lived up to it's title. Showed us how important it is to live for the moment.

I have heard people say that  money is not important in life. I think money is equally if not more important than anything else in life. As the saying goes, money makes the world go around.  Poverty is miserable. It is important that all people born at least have the basic necessities met in their life. Most of the bad things that are happening in the world today are for these very reasons - Money or Power. It's a competitive world. A desire to earn more money is nothing to be ashamed off. I have seen many friends choose their life partner based simply on the bank balance of the other person and their social status. Nothing wrong, as long they follow through with their loyalty towards their partner. Security is more important than happiness. Throw in love in this scenario and we have a whole new equation. Yes, everybody needs to feel loved and wanted. Even rich and powerful people! But love cannot fill hungry stomachs. Can it? Personally I look up to people who have earned money and power in their lives through honesty and hard work. Some amount of charity by all those who can afford to do it, will make this world a beautiful place for all of us to live in.


  1. Very well written and you very rightly say - Most of the bad things that are happening in the world today are for these very reasons - Money or Power. While the desire to earn more money is nothing to be ashamed off this should not become a greedy obsession!! One needs to earn enough and also learn to spend enough but wisely then be it on living a good life or doing charity! However in today’s world -

    Money has got us down; we grovel before it in strange terror,
    No wonder money has a fearful cruel power,
    Mankind says “How much is he worth?
    Has he no money? Then let him go and eat dirt”!!

  2. @Anonymous

    Thanks Prasanna. I am glad that you share my thoughts.

  3. Money is important in life for living and standard but not in bad routes to earn money. Think wise make moneyin good terms