Do you know only money has a magical quality as nothing else in this mercenary world?
Everyone runs after money.
There is no such thing as enough money for anyone; be it the rich or the poor.
Do you feel money is actually a means to buy the best materialistic things the world can offer?
Is there nothing else to it?
Is money only useful to buy things you crave for?
Does its importance just end there; showcasing your affluence and status symbol to others?
‘Too many people spend money they earned … to buy things they don’t want … to impress people they don’t like’- Will Rogers
Imagine your life without money.
How will you feel?
- The world stands still for you.
- You do not know what to do with your life.
- Each and every day drags on in shame and agony.
- Your self-respect is crushed and thrashed.
I experienced these feelings when I faced the worst financial drubbing of my life. The bitter lessons I learned during those traumatic days is something I will take to my grave.
Three top things only money can buy – makes money the most needed
1. Only money buys you relationships.
Strange isn’t it?
When you are flourishing you have good and happy rapport with your relatives. They visit you often. They even remember your birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
You feel good when they interact with you affectionately and caringly.
You feel your relationship with them will always be the same.
This all happens when the going is good.
Let us suppose you face financial difficulties.
Relatives\friends disappear from your life like magic.
We had relatives visiting us when we were well off. But the speed with which they disappeared when we were down made me wonder at the fickleness of the love and care of these relatives.
Suddenly everything changed. No one knocked at our doors and we were all alone in our own bleak world.
So only money is the key factor to relationships, I thought sadly.
Why did our relatives ignore us?
Our situation had changed; from the self -sufficient to the inadequate.
Shortage of money makes you live in a lonely world –very deserted and isolated.
When you are affluent you have relatives around you. But when money goes away, so does your relatives.
Can you see why I told you that money can buy relationships?
2. Only money buys you self-respect.
Have you ever had to borrow money?
You cringe with shame when asking others for money.
You feel you cannot stoop lower than this.
The person from whom you borrow money looks at you as if you are some sort of an alien. He delays giving you money. He prolongs your agony, deriving sadistic pleasure at your discomfort.
Can you see how your self-respect is destroyed?
Unless you have money your self-esteem is sometimes even shattered by your children.
So you can see how only money buys your self-esteem.
3. Only money buys you financial security in life.
It is very true that health is wealth. No amount of money can replace your health.
It is also true that without love your life is meaningless.
But when there is no money your relationship totters towards failure. Your interaction with your family is heated and hostile. Both feel deprived and insecure. You have no inclination to show your love as you struggle to make two ends meet.
Does this mean money is a better option than love and care?
I just meant that money makes your life more relaxed and comfortable. When there is no money your future is very uncertain.
When you fall sick, love cannot cure you. Only money can do the magic of providing you treatment and medicine.
You need money to give good education to your children.
Is it not the fact that your children love you more when you buy them the best things they crave for?
You need only money for it, don’t you?
Money has become the most powerful element in this world. You have to agree to it.
You are gauged successful only when you have lots of it.
But it is depressing that the balance has now tilted alarmingly towards money making relationships shrivel into nothingness.
In reality money can buy you the best things in life, and not happiness or contentment.
But you will never agree to this.
‘Give me money and I will create happiness’ – Not true… but it is now the way of modern life.