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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Rich & Poor

Read a nice quote today ...

Rich and poor are first created in the mind.

A poor man asks, "How much will it COST me?"
A rich man asks, "How much will it MAKE me?"

As soon as i read the quote, something happened.
Not somethig new ... something which often happens to me .. inside me ...

The entrepreneur , the business inside me starting a dialogue with the salaried me once again ... trying to convince him that he was on the wrong track ...

Interesting they are ... both are a part of me ... yet they think so differently ...
both have different priorities and different value systems ...
sometimes its difficult to manage both of them ...

One uses his brains and takes logical and somewhat selfish (or more specifically self-centred) decisions. Its concern is My Success, My wealth, My future, My comfort, My contribution to the world (mind you .. intentions are all good ... but the focus is me ) .... Its more spontaneous ...

Other is more heart oriented ... considers feelings into decisions ... not only mine but also of others feeling like that of my family ... thinks carefully .. is calculative ... will evaluate the conditions and feelings ... and then make or design a solution and a decision ....

Neither is right nor wrong ... good nor bad ... they are just the two sides of a debating competition going on within me at times ...

As a refree ... it is often difficult to choose ... one is a risk taker and the other seeks safety zone for the benefit of others attached to me (my family) ...

Had i been alone ... no one to care about ... I would be successful (money wise, career wise, business wise) ... BUT ... such a success would meaningless ... I wont be able share it anybody ...

I remember a guy ... who always used to tell his wife that his dream was to own a huge mansion and a couple of great cars like the Mercedes S Class and Bently and all ... he became a workoholic to achive his dreams ...

And you know what ... he did achieve it ... He did manage a huge mansiona and a state of the art technology equipped Mercedes ...

He drives it ALONE now ... his wife long ago left him ...

Now you decide ... Who is RICH ? Who is Poor ?

1 comment:

  1. Thats a irony of all ironies. The two selfs are both correct, niether is black, niether is white - both are shades of grey.

    I quote from the recent hindi flick Fanna - The most important decisions in life are choosing the better out of two correct paths, or the less worse between two wrong ones !!

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