Tuesday, 13 May 2008

money v/s relationships!!!!!!

I grew up with my parents telling me that money is NOT important but relationships are!.....and i lived and learnt that my parents were right...i understood that life is so beautiful.....every moment is a gift....
i lost my mom and my father remarried.......its now been 19 years....now my father feels that money is the most important thing in this world(maybe life gave him a raw deal. he is 68 years old now..)...but my question is...
Does a human being`s perception become sharper as he ages?
doesn`t life teach you to be sublime?

9 comments:

Hurlyburly said...

"All i want is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy!" - Spike Milligan

Of course money is important, it's a means to an end. It restricts what we can and can't do, but not how we approach it and how we enjoy life.

As we get older, money becomes even more important as our lives become restricted in what we can do, perception doesn't get sharper, it merely changes as we do. Idealy your older years should be spent enjoying the company of people you have met throughout your life, unfortunately, geography, mortality and illness all contribute to making money the crucial factor at a later stage in life.

To say money isn't important is ludacris, but to say it's more important than the relationships we have is absolutely insane.

johar said...

Hb,

Totally agree, money and relationships shouldn't be compared on any level. Having money as a means for security when age makes you frail and infirm is necessary for peace of mind.
However, one only has to look at some people with money and the sadness that surrounds them to know that maybe their priorities are skewed. And then there are people with money who know where the priorities lie and are happy because they don't let the notion of money as the answer blind them. Weather one is rich or poor it is the view of ourselves that determines our world view and therefore dictates the sublime state you mentioned Roshni.

susan marie said...

I have found that the sublime state must be fought for, recaptured as it were, over and again. It is youth, in my opinion and experience, which is truly open to the sublime, and as we age it is a return to that source which leads us back into the sublime. And Johar is correct in stating that the sublime in us is servant to our world view; it waits on us to be open to it. HURLY??? I thought you had vanished???

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Ah! But if Hurlyburly has not been observed he will vanish!
Hee Hee!
If Hurlyburly falls in a forest and no-one is there to hear him, does he make a sound?
And what was he doing in the forest anyway?

susan marie said...

God is always ambling about in the quad; hence, nothing escapes perception; neither the trees that fall, nor the Hurlyburly boy, nor his roguish antics.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Susan Marie:
Now you know better than to introduce Theology in here........
...can open, worms everywhere!

*smile*

susan marie said...

Hmmmmm. I could have sworn Peake said, "Theists, Deists, Atheists, welcome."

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Indeed all are welcome and all are here, but neither CTF nor ITLAD deals with Theology. I personally think maybe a specific post should be begun to do that, but I would want to clear it with the big fella first.
(not God, Tony!)
*smile*

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