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What's a LIFE worth?

Updated on September 23, 2011

When Causality strikes?

We are living in a fast age where distances have been shortened thanks to fast jets and trains accompanied by terrorism. Needless to say; causalities have also risen. So, when a causality strikes and a man's life is lost. What happens?

Usually the government sends out an investigation team to investigate the scene of accident and the men who lost their lives; their families get money for their loss. Each INDIVIDUAL who has lost his/her life is compensated.

As the years go by, and if/when accidents happen; the Government's money relief has been increasing. I guess this is because of Inflation. Even the cost of life is increasing as the Inflation increases. Thank God our Government treats us equally when it comes to tragedies :)

What is the relation between a Person and his job?

In this Inflation; it is very important to have a job even if our boss is cruel and mean and we count our days to a weekend.

We even get Monday Blues at the start of our week but, we groan and grump and work through the days to get the dough home since; we need money to survive.

Not ALL men have same salaries. They are paid on the type of work they do and the qualifications they hold. This makes each man different and this makes them classified as an INDIVIDUAL.

A life of a man at work is different and he is regarded an individual who contributes towards the success of the company. We could also say that the salary he gets from the company is the worth of the person.

What happens when the Person loses his job?

IF the person loses his job he could get an advance of his salary of a couple of months of his worth and be said Adios. No one will miss him or his presence around that office/workplace since; he was regarded as an individual.

Man's Life in a relationship?

A Man's life has so many roles to play. He is born and becomes a son then a husband when he marries and then a father when he has a child in his family. Eventually, it leads him to become a Grand-father when his child marries and has a child of his own. The circle of life continues. Here, the man's LIFE is worth for all the money in the whole wide world. His companionship, his contribution, his attributes are not just marked as an individual but, tagged as a father or son or husband. His presence in the family is felt and when not around, it hurts. Such is the worth of a life of a man.

But, Alas we spend most of our time running after Money since; Money is the King and if man has it; he can rule the world.

Above few examples of LIFE as a man is given now, it is up to us to decide what MAJOR role we want to play our life in?

As an individual contributor in a company OR in a relationship with someone who cares and seeks our love and attention. When we are gone; our company will still regard us an individual but, our family will regard us as a loving son or husband or father.

Money sure is important but, let's not drive ourselves totally into it and bury ourselves head over heels in it. We have to learn to prioritize our life!!


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks kdubarry03 for such a thoughtful comment. Well said indeed, though.

      Money is a necessity and how we use it depends on us. It is upon us to either get obsessed by it or just use it to make a living.

      Appreciate your visit. Cheers!

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      7 years ago

      It is true, we all love money; however, it all depends whether or not if we crave it. I view money as a necessity not only to pay bills, but also to pay for my hobbies. I agree with thelyricwriter that life is what we make of it. To add on to that, it is what we make of it with dedication. If we are dedicated to a career to give our loved ones a better life, then yes, money becomes more vital. However that may be, those, in my opinion, who crave it for selfish gain (I.e. Madoff), then money becomes a curse. Great Hub, btw, Ruchira! Great advice.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Fucsia for agreeing with me. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

      Thank you!

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      8 years ago

      I am totally agree with you Ruchira. Money is necessary to survive and to live with dignity, but can also become a trap.

      Great message!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hello Lyric Writer,

      Thanks for the vote of confidence. Sure, there are times when things are NOT in our control but, by taking a diversion and continuing on; is also in our hands.

      Wishing you a pleasant weekend and your worthwhile comments are always appreciated!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      This is a great read. I do agree. Life is what we make it. We can go as far as we want. It just takes time and work. Have a great weekend. Well worth a second look:)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      sure, vinaya life is a distance between the cradle and cemetery and what we do between that is what makes it--it's worth. Thus, the above hub.

      Great to hear your view points. Thanks!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      I don't know what a life worth but I think life is a distance between cradle and cemetery. Your point of view is interesting.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hello Gary,

      Good to hear from ya. Yes, we all are different and unique in some or the other way.

      thanks for your read and feedback :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hi Epi,

      Words coming from a pro like you...fills me up with joy.

      Am glad that you enjoyed reading it as much as I loved writing my views on it...Cheers!

      Always a pleasure to hear ya!

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      Gary Eby 

      8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Yes to whatever it takes to overcome "the blues." Enjoyed your Hub. Thanks for your comment and for following me. I believe all of us have unconditional worth and value. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      8 years ago

      ...I find you to be a writer's writer and you always make me think and always know how to put together a fine presentation of a hub to inspire the epi-man - thanks for what you do and you do it so well ......

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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      hello thelyricwriter,

      well is liked by ALL but, we ought to draw a line some where so that we don't get attached to this cotton paper :)

      Thank you for your precious comment...appreciate it!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      hello ubanichijioke,

      yes, money is essential for survival but with the change in technology with a wink of an eye...we demand more money to keep up to date with the latest gadgets et. al. However, we should know to draw a line.

      thanks for stopping by...appreciated it!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      hello neeleshkulkarni,

      Such a pleasure to hear your precious input on my hub. Well is important and defines class in our society but we need to draw a line of where and how much and give importance to things which help make our home.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Very good article. It is very hard to not like money. You do have to be smart about it though. A life is worth so much more then cotton paper. Life is what you make it, therefore, you make your own worth. Voted up!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hello Makusr,

      You have made a valid point here...making money but know your priorities.

      Thank you for your valuable feedback...appreciated it!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      8 years ago from Lagos

      You ve made a great point. I agree that money is good but we must be wise. Great piece. Voted awesome and beautiful

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Well said Ruby!

      Money sure is essential to survive but, unfortunately we are striving to get all the latest gadgets around us; and that makes us revolve around money and not realize that we are losing something very essential in life...

      thanks for dropping give light to my hub by your precious input. Cheers!

    • neeleshkulkarni profile image


      8 years ago from new delhi

      yes we do look at people based on the amount of money that they have not on the kind of person he/she is. i guess the kind of person one is is really appreciated only among family and close friends.but then to an extent money IS required even to be the kind of person you want to be any amount beyond that means nothing.

      very well put ruchira

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      8 years ago from India


      Greetings from MAKUSR. You have a good hub here. Make money but don't let money unmake us. Voted up!

      Lots of Love,


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I understand every word you've written Ruchira. We all need and have to have money, but it's secondary to happiness and fulfillment. We can get so caught up in making money, we miss smelling the roses along the way... Thank you.....

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hi RealHouseWife,

      Sure, I love money too ;) but, I am trying to balance out my LIFE with so many vices around me thus, the above hub/thought.

      We are all living in a fast paced world and gotta slow down sista...good for health eventually!

      Thanks for your precious comment :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira - so true but I do love money! Lol.


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