Money -is it the most important thing in the world?
You need money to survive
Money is important to make the world survive. Can you exist without money? Definitely no one can do that. Money is a lifeless commodity very much needed to make you live. It is easier to earn money than to save it. Money plays a vital part in all stages of our life. But in the modern society the shift towards achieving monetary affluence is acquiring a monumental proportion, thrusting aside everything as trivial.
A man is called successful only if he is financially well off. You must work hard, because you need money to look after your family. Your children’s education depend on money, no one is going to provide education for free. You must plan your future in such a way that you have savings in your bank to tide over bad times.
If you do not save, you will be in tremendous pressure when you have to pay your children’s school \college fees. You might need money for shifting to another place, or for some medical expenditure. The need for money is endless.
Love alone is not enough
There were days when I felt love was enough to survive in this world. We were a very close knit family. My husband and daughter gave me more and more love. We were not that well off financially, but that did not stop our laughter. I thought those who said money was the most important thing in the world as someone who had not experienced the beautiful family affinity I enjoyed.
But things started roughening and slowly we realized the bitter truth that money was indeed very important in surviving in this world. As my daughter grew, the need for money also grew, but the sad thing was my husbands business was running into heavy loss. There came a time when we had to burrow for our survival itself. Relatives ignored us; we were after all people worthless, with no money. Who wants relationship with a poor family?
We became even closer, shutting the world to us. But that was not the end, just the beginning of my misery. My husband was diagnosed as suffering from renal failure. ‘Where to go for money needed for his treatment’, I vowed not to seek the help of our relatives. We had one ancestral property and I started burrowing money from our tenant. There were times when I would ask the nurse in the hospital to look after my husband and rush to our place, hundred kilometers away, for money. Those were the nightmarish days. The sad part of it was my husband did not survive.
Relationship dwindles to nothingness
Yes, love will help us tolerate financial stress, but you need money to overcome your problems as no one is going to help us in our time of hardships. Relationship dwindles to nothingness when you are without money. But, what is the use of money when there is no love. Money can buy whatever the world has got, but it cannot buy happiness. You can buy a house with your money but you need love and care to make it a home. You might be a citizen of a rich and powerful nation but you need a good neighboring country for you to live peacefully.
You must be financially independent. It gives you the power of being what you want to be. You will not become anther man’s slave for want of money. You can give the best education to your children, buy a beautiful house and also take your family to tour the world. These are just the monetary benefits you achieve as you need to nurture relationship to make you happy, because you feel empty without love.
So you must be emotionally secure to make you whole. Financial independence and emotional security are like a railway track, both should run parallel for your life journey to reach its destination, safely and smoothly.
© 2011 mathira