You scream at me, you shout at me, and when I try to speak out something, you kick me, throw stones at me, or thrash me to display your bogus strength. Yes, I am a dog. So what? Do I do the same because you are humans and drastically different from me? Do I say I am better than you? No, I don’t. Because I don’t believe in comparatives and superlatives. I can smell that some of you are already disagreeing without comprehending my points. But that’s all right. I am familiar with your bizarre disposition. I will still try to put forward my perspective and hope that you do get it this time.
I am loyal. I never admire backstabbing or being deceitful. You keep confessing you are good people and you don’t do bad things. Seriously? Havn’t u ever been disloyal – to your friends, family, strangers and least of all- creatures like me? Do you always tell the truth and never manipulate the facts to get the context in your favor? I can stand by my words for being truthful and trustworthy. Adherence to ethics in your case remains flawed – No matter you are Gandhi or Buddha. Of course your deceitful nature and your smart tactics had allowed you to get there, where you are today. And my breed was left behind. Because we chose love over prudence, honesty over deceiving and loyalty over backstabbing.
Your intelligence allows you to pass judgments on others. I have a question for you – How does your conscience allow you to do that? What someone else is doing, is none of your business - I have heard such philosophical quotations from some of you. Oh! I go that – you are the entities of philosophy, who stay far from practicality. What you say and what you do are in a Six Sigma harmony. That reminds me – some of you are capable of doing even bigger drama. Showing sympathy on us on social networking sites. Just by showing you are kindhearted, you do not become one. Moreover, I keep requesting you not to show your courtesy to me. But to your fellow humans. They need it more.
You take pride in your precocity and you say that you’re capable of doing smart things, which I unquestionably believe. But, what if I tell you that I understand everything and choose not to respond. Because I find you stupid. If you were intelligent you would treat everyone equally. And you don’t do that. For me everyone is equal. Myself, my family and even you. Don’t ask about cats. Else I will have to remind you about Darwin’s theory of evolution.
We have no complaints, but there are times when we feel frustrated about what you do. That’s all right, we don’t mind much. We will still forgive you, forget everything and hope that one day you will understand, you will grow mature and reasonable.
A Street Dog.
We talk about money all the time. Some of us find it evil, while others chase it for their happiness and satisfaction. Before coming to any conclusion, we will have to understand how did money come in to existence. I will start from the very basics. And in the subsequent posts, I will talk about money in more detail. First of all, let’s figure out its origin through the narrative below.
The Origin of Money:
Once upon a time there lived Jack and Jill in a permanent abode in rural settings. They loved each other as an ideal couple should – spending more time in making love, than doing anything else. That’s probably because they were the only people who they thought existed. For them, this was the world. They haven’t seen anyone else and believed that the world existed in that abode.
The life was hard at times, as they were far away from the comforts and the luxuries that we relish today. However they had mastered the art of survival and did enough work to make their living. They did their chores and while doing so they assisted each other in various tasks. When one felt lazy, or was not feeling well, the other worked harder and made things easier. Time passed and they had children and they they had many. It was due to the lack of other activities available to them. They had stopped counting after 10. That was all they could count with their fingers. Few years later they had grandchildren. The family had started to live in separate houses now, but still they were quite close to each other eternally.
Jack was old now. He wanted his future generations to do the Karma and not get anything without working. He called his posterity and asked them to follow his advice. He asked them to exchange favors whenever one individual helped the other. For example, if one washed the utensils of others, the others would have to return the favor by doing some work for that person. They all agreed. Soon, they made more modifications in this rule as per their convenience. They started exchanging gifts (like vegetables, fruits, clothes) as a return of favor. Also, they divided the work on the basis of their expertise. Those who were good at cooking did only cooking and nothing else. Others who were good at different tasks did the rest of things for them. Similarly the other workers emerged.
The inconvenience grew with growing population as the exchange of gifts was causing disputes. People wanted all kind of pleasures through different services. Also the society had grown and had a number of people. But intelligence was not rare in their community. The solution was invented soon. They devised a unit – made of stones by cutting it in a specific shape and made it a symbol of exchange. For example – if one possessed that stone then he/she could get vegetables, fruits, cooking service etc by giving it to the other person.
You know what that stone was…
To be continued…