Hi, It is almost May 2017. Out of the tiny kitty of twelve, four months have already vanished. Either us or time is crazy. Sometimes a moment feels like forever, and at others, the forever is gone in less than a moment.
Time doesn’t bother to wait and ask me; What do You prefer Mister!
There are a lot of things that money can buy. In fact we can spend all our money and yet cannot buy everything that can be bought. And even if, we end up buying everything that can be bought, it adds nothing of value except a super temporary dopamine surge...in simple words, we feel happy for a short time.
And yet, everyone is busy hallucinating and throwing away the best of their life, learning for earning some serious money with a hope to add some more junk. Hi! it means nothing. Absolutely nothing! You don't need to sell Your Life for some Money.
I know. I know. But money is important! One cannot survive without money.
My friends are so badly sold on the idea of the importance of money that they will argue to death, and even after, to prove me wrong.
Okay! Even if I am wrong, here is a snippet of Your dream life. Pay attention!
You go, spend the best years of your life, the best part of your day doing stuff that you hate doing…being ordered around by people you wouldn’t stand even a second if not for money…This is not all! What do your loved ones get? The tired, wounded, exhausted, stressed, diseased version of YOU. The worst of YOU. They sure deserve better.
Oh! I am sorry, I completely forgot about the weekend.
You have a weekend to Your loved ones. Now in a month you get 4, in a year you get 48 and in fifty years you get 2500 weekends. Let us devote one day to household backlog and you still end up with at least one full day with your family. Bingo.
Isn’t it great! 6.84 years in freedom out of 50 working years.
Wow. It is not as bad as I thought it to be.
You actually have 6.84 years of Freedom in 50 years. Almost 43.15 years of your life you spend earning money…away from your family…doing work that you may not like…with people that you cannot stand. Oh! I almost forgot the great ‘two week annual leave’. ( I discovered about it recently while travelling across Europe…I thought at least everyone gets six months off every year ;-) ) That adds another two years to your 6.84 years.
The final free time that you end up with is 8.84 years in fifty years.
I do not want to be a spoil sport. So I won’t subtract the time at hospitals, getting the car serviced, being told where to spend your money - watching TV, on Facebook…and of course shopping malls.
The beauty is; you spent 84% of your healthy life earning money and then donate back 50% as taxes.
It can’t get any smarter than this.
Even with 1000% money, You can’t buy a moment in True Love! You can’t buy a deeply satisfying relationship…You can’t buy feeling deeply loved. You can’t really buy anything that matters.
‘That is okay…okay…I get it… but you know…still… Money is important…!’ You may still hear this resolute whisper within. It is not your fault.
Here is the reason why you can’t get rid of this thought.
They made you spend more than twenty years of your life at schools, colleges and universities…Multinationals spend billions of dollars to brainwash you into believing that you need to buy their suff…and the best way you can get the money you need to buy…is by working for them…In confusion You turn to parents and they say, ‘They are RiGHT'; You look at your uncles and Your friend’s parents and even they say, ‘Thumbs Up! Way to go! They are RiGHT’.
It is not your fault. Even after reading this far, I know what is most likely to happen and you may not like the taste of it.
People will earn money by selling their Life… and then show that money to get the best possible…attractive…earning…mate…then procreate… and then send those babies to fancy expensive indoctrination centres ‘Schools, Colleges, Universities’ …. this is where they learn to salivate at the sight, smell, sound & ideas of money like the Pavlovian dogs…and are conditioned to treat absence of money as a life threatening disease…meanwhile the old parent is spending his time on a comfortable bed…hooked with multiple tubes… in a fancy hospital… getting treated for the incurable life-style diseases.
Now if this is Someone's dream life… they better earn some Money.
If in case, you may, sometime in future, agree that money is overrated and...You want to feel True Love, Pure Happiness, Inner Peace, Total Freedom, Magical Relationships…
The First Step is to be sure that…You can’t buy these with money…no matter how much you can earn or spend. Money doesn’t matter.
You need - Mind and Time… and if you are broke on Mind and Time, then these are not for you.
And if you have Mind and Time; you just need to get one more thing right and it is this simple understanding:
“Money doesn’t matter at all without things that truly matter, and if you have things that truly matter, Money still doesn’t matter.”
I hope you get it. Have fun. See you soon!
I wish You Love, Happiness, Freedom & Freshness :-)
Dr. Maruti Sharma
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