Tag Archive: Money


Hello my fellow bloggers, I do have to admit that I do have to disappear once in a while thus I apologize for that but I have been working on something exciting which you’ll get to know in a few months time. SO until them let me share another interesting mail with you all that I had received recently…

“A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I ask you a question?’

 MUM: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the woman.

 SON: ‘Mummy, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the woman said angrily.
 SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘If you must know, I make   Rs. 50 an hour(roughly a Dollar).’

 SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I please borrow Rs.25?’

 The mother was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish.

 I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’

 The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

 The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

 After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

 Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.25.00 and she really didn’t ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

 ‘Are you asleep, son?’ She asked.

 ‘No Mummy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

 ‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the woman. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the Rs.25 you asked for.’

 The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you Mummy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

 The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

 The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

 ‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the mother grumbled.

 ‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

 ‘Mummy, I have Rs.50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

 The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

 It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers
 without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember  to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love.

 If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. ”

Hope you all did like it and please do try and spread the message by sharing it with your friends… Thanks & Best Wishes…

As you all may know, I’ve started a sort of “SERIES” on my blog recently, last week to be exact! The series aptly titled “How much is too much?” will cover various topics from different dimensions.

In my last post you would have seen that it was covering about the innate human nature of GREED! So for today, let us move on to a material aspect that stems from Greed- MONEY!

Money has now , in my opinion, has been tagged as a basic need for homo-sapiens apart from food,clothing and shelter! Nowadays, people are weighed simply with the amount of money that they have in their bank accounts!

Being filthy rich” is the motto for the denizens of this planet especially in this generation/century, which am pretty sure will continue into the future as well.

As people’s wallets grow fatter, their brains work much slower! Facts that leave me quite puzzled include how people can spend on some “mindless ventures”,”crazy inventions”,etc.. Yes, I too may have indulged in somethings like these in the past but not blowing so much money on probable “useless or trivial” things! Personally, when I spend some amount of money way beyond from what I had originally planned to, I automatically start feeling guilty and start to question myself!

If there are one sect of people like me, then there are other sects of people who live their life and spend money aimlessly, just without any care! Others are like misers, who would rather not spend anything at all and keep it safely locked in their vaults!

Everything needs a limit. Everyone needs to know their limits. Even when it comes to earning, spending or even saving money!

When we humans start to see more “Green” then we automatically elevate ourselves to the levels of Bill Gates or Barack Obama! As they say, “Money Blinds Us”! We look down upon people who don’t possess the quantity of dollars or pounds or euros or rupees compared to us! Arrogance nd Attitude set in and we disassociate ourselves from them and associate us with “royalty”. We start to demand respect, recognition,etc.. although we do indeed get it, eventually we start to crumble and this leads to more devastating results!

Once the cash flows out, we become so desperate to get money that we resort to innumerable means-by hook or by crook! The lure of money leads us to commit illegal crimes!

Corruption is an evil menace that has been plaguing the society for decades together! It’s no point we blame Tom,Dick or Harry for this to grow, it was ultimately us who allowed it to grow! With our patience levels dwindling by the day, we bribe people to get work done, only to forget that, the person was being paid for doing that work by someone else!

In terms of spending money, we spend on rather bizarre articles, that kinda puzzles me with the question as to whether does the individual actually finds it useful and can say that he’s spent his money’s worth in buying it! Wouldn’t it be more better and in fact more satisfying if you adorn the walls of your house with the paintings/drawings/sketches of underprivileged kids rather than some Picasso or Michelangelo or etc..

Even when we save money to a level that it may burst from our vault, we don’t realize that after our life, we don’t have “access” to all that we’ve earned! We just don’t get anything!

People just need to realize this, “count your blessings, not your bank balance”!

Blinded by Money-How much is too much? "Count your blessings, not your bank balance!"

Concluding, I would like to say, ask your self this one question when you either earn/save/spend an amount- “How much is too much?”

Until next time, Happy Blogging…

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