Money, the one word that brings everything to a stand still. That can gather a crowd of billions.
Yet, do we really value money? Another thing on my list of many is that, in this country, people need to value money, yet, they can not. Simply because living here makes you lose value of money. You know how hard it is to make money when you're standing on your feet for 8 hours at a RadioShack making minimum wage in the summer! And that makes you think twice as hard before you spend the cash you have, its cause you can value what you have when you earn it yourself. Its easier to spend money when youre 20+ years old, doing nothing with your life and your finances are coming from your daddys pocket.
Whats worse is, a lot of people here who suddenly find themselves rolling in money they never had before. The typical "new money" . They forget their values, self-respect, integrity & everything that made them who they are. I've known girls who think they are the most sophisticated and cultured, who think they are the cream of the crop when it comes to having shame and family values, who call other's words like "kunjer" for going to parties, drinking and doing guys every weekend, wearing skimpy clothes and all. Yet, the first chance these so-called 'cultured' girls get, they'll throw away all their integrity, slap their culture and religion in the face and show the entire world their true colours by going to nightclubs with random guys, holding up the trademark glass of champagne to make themselves look 'cool', and not to forget, wear the most outrageously slutty clothes; albeit with a few inches of flab hanging out from their sides. Absolutely disgusting.
Anyways, examples of 'new money' are a plenty and if you hang about some of the places I do, you will see and hear this crap on a regular basis. "My dad just bought a new 7-series, but it dont fit in my garage and theres huge puddles of water in my street so we dont know where to park it" For fuck sakes, what were you thinking when you bought the shit in the first place?! Why dont you try fixing your street first!?
How about those poeple that drive around town & have a personal guard accompanying them in a 4x4 SUV behind them everywhre they go? No offense, but thats pretty cool. Just goes to show what the going rate is for a life in this country and how many lives you own. Your guard will probably be paid an average salary of Rs. 6-8K, and his ever so challenging job mainly includes spending his entire day following you around waiting for you to get shot-up so they can intervene and lay their life for you. If I were them, I'd have an escape route planned out, cuz aint no rich-fuck worth dying for in this country...espeacially for a monthly salary that matches one dinner at a fancy restaurant! thats just fucked. But then again, there's so much poverty and lack of opportunities that make people do these silly jobs.
What else is new? The elections are over, and the first suicide bomber blew himself and the Surgeon General of this country into bits. Sad news indeed, an ill fate for someone who probably spent his entire life saving other's lives. This is what it has come to! Could we get any lower?
We spend so much time investing into different things that we forget what we're really doing with ourselves. Money might buy us everything, but it cant buy us respect and a peace of mind. In the end, some of the most priceless moments spent are those devoid of losing our integrity to be someone we're not.
Hamlet: To be or not to be ?