I am sure most of us can recall the two classic songs,Money Money Money must be funny in a rich man’s world. All the things I could do if I had a little money, it’s a rich man’s world” by the band ABBA, and the Hindi classic, “Na Biwi Na  Bacha, Na Baap Bada Na Maiya. The whole thing is that Ke  Bhaiya Sabse Bada Rupaiya”.

It’s easy to think, “If only I had more money all my problems would be solved”. This is true of all our problems that are related to lack of basic stuff, or inability to travel or enjoy  good things in life. But, this notion lasts as long as we are short of money. Once we have more than we need, the problem begins.

Money is only important when we don’t have enough of it.  Agree or disagree, the truth remains that money rules our  world, our life, and our relationships. Money is important. We need it. But, the idea that money can solve all our problems is a myth, a dream. There is no need to be greedy but having a certain amount of money helps us to lead a healthy, happy, and balanced life. Money makes many things but money can also break everything, it can solve as well as create problems.


Problems Money can create:

Money spoils relationships: For example, wife and husband constantly fighting over how much each earns; children/siblings fighting over property; break-ups and separations because of money and property; etc. Wealth built over years of hardwork and dedication might come to naught in a matter of seconds.

Money can cause mental, emotional stress: People with greed are never satisfied with the amount of money they have, and the ones who do not have money are in constant fear of meeting the future requirements.

Money can make people judgmental about you: You can make friends, lose friends, be a hero and become zero in seconds, all because of money.

No one can have absolute control over money. One should know how to survive with less money and how not to over indulge when we have money in excess, when the expression ‘save it for a rainy day’ could be easily forgotten.

Money is important, as you may need it. Earn money because it matters a lot. But in the process of making money don’t lose your values, relationships &moral. Never allow money to rule you. “Money is like chewing gum, you chew on, it loses its flavor in sometime and once your jaw can take it no more you spit it out.” The fact which one should never forget is that days and time change without giving us time. 

According to me, money, morals, relationships, and love have their own values and importance in our lives. Problem begins when money overtakes the aforesaid aspects of our life.

Some say money cannot buy happiness. Money can only buy happiness for some time, like when one feels happy when a dream house, car, clothes, etc. are bought. It is money that is buying your happiness even if it’s temporary. It can bring back your loved ones in your lives, get back your standing in society, and make you rich and famous and most talked about celebrity in the society.

When you are wealthy you often wonder if people like you now or merely want a share in your wealth. If you have too much money you cannot blame your problem on lack of money. In fact, lack of money can make your life simpler and make it easier to identify your goals, while excess money can make your life miserable.

Money is like a pot of honey attracting the bees, all happy, as long as the pot is full. Once the pot is empty, it is forgotten and left all alone. The greed for money is so much that we seldom give a moment’s thought to the fact that we are all visitors on this planet and one day we have to depart empty handed. So, without arrogance, money should be seen as a temporary credit and not as a lifetime insurance or assurance.

In the end, I only hope that we leave enough clean air and water for our future generations along with wealth. Don’t count your pennies, but count your blessings to be a happier person.


"Money is like chewing gum, you chew on,  it loses its flavor in sometime and once your jaw can take it no more you spit it out."

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