5 . Gold vs Steel
So called precious metals Gold contribute more to the greed and imaginary pride than being an utility metal like iron or aluminum. Availability may vary, but that does not explain much about the basic logic of valuing some metal. For example, say we have the last 10 grams of Gold and 10 Kg of Steel, no further quantity available. Which one do you value more? If I am there, I will value Steel More than Gold, which may be useful for us than that 10 grams of gold. Now this happens in the reverse 10 grams of gold costs more than 10 kg of steel!, most of the metals which are high utility for us are valued cheaper than the Gold! Steel helps us in building strong shelters the basic need of human, where gold just creates greed and selfishness in the form of ornaments.
4 . Supply – Demand Logic Flawed
One can give a supply demand logic as an explanation! But the fundamental flaw itself lies on what is our demand and why we demand something? Are we demanding for the necessities more or the prouder to show off? It may be a personal choice of decision for many. As individuals earn more they may spend more on what they wish for, their freedom I agree! They may be correct in their perspective, but individuals make family, families make society. So the link is always there between a rich man in India and a Poor starving family in Africa. A poor Chinese farmer is connected with some monopolistic business giant in the United States.
3 . Neither Communism nor Spiritual Lecture
This is neither communism nor a spiritual lecture , but an attempt to expose the flaw in our system. That is made when we created demands and markets around it. When the demands of the society go to the right needs then there will be a sustainability of the economy as well as lifestyle. Almost everyone will have their basic needs like food, shelter and education fulfilled. There will be a possible equality too. But just look at our demands, most of the world craves for imaginary wealth acquisition, even lands are imaginary wealth. Thinking me a fool? Well ask Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, their kingdoms are no more and they could not take a pinch of land with them. The only legacy is left behind! Even that legacy is built on an imaginary demand, which even the Alexander admitted before his death. But we are fighting over demands with advanced weaponries and far intelligent brains at work. The roots of err goes back to the dates when we invented paper money! (Will detail this later in a separate article)
2 . Boundary of our Selfishness
We are seeing through the spectacles of our own life and define our lives within our circle of people from whom we gain or loss directly, we hardly see beyond them or whom they are connected with. The Chain of wealth acquisition will connect everyone one of us to someone who is being exploited in the other end of the world. But the sad truth is we are having no control over this process, even if we are aware of it. We traveled a lot of distance on wrong roads, we cannot go back but we can make new routes from now. Though our visions are mostly blurred for an ideal future.
1 . A Picture of the Future
The world has enough knowledge and enough money (wealth) to prevent people dying like pity worms out of poverty, we can provide a great education to every kid in every country, we can change the fate of people killing one another by humanitarian measures and procedures. BUT WE WILL NOT DO IT. Because of our selfish demands to pride, greed and imaginary obsessions over things which do not deserve it. WE WILL DO IT, only in a far far distant future where when we throw away all the countries, borders, religions, races and get unified as one global community of humans who appreciate all living beings and live in harmony. Not miles, light years to go! 🙂
– Words by Din
More Five Thoughts for You
5. Character Building starts from Parents > Future : Assured Good Character
Most of the parents believe that they can bring up their kids as a good character and they do not feel the necessity of themselves holding a good character as a role model for their kids. This automatically leads the child to seek inspiration from outside the family, in order to be the character what their parents want in them. If the kids pick up wrong inspirations, it affects them badly. It is important for you to be a role model to your child when it comes to character building.
4. Valuing is the foundation > Future : Loved by Everyone
The key aspect of any relationship is understanding through valuing, for parents it is must not only to understand but also to value the feelings of their children. Be it a silly feeling or a great thought, just value it because at that age that feeling is very important for your child. She/He needs to you by side to explore things with confidence, only such kids when grown up will value others in life.
3. Collaboration is the first thing to be learned > Future : Empathetic Leader
Involve your kids in the house works you do, if they have siblings or neighbor kids, practice them to do things together and sharing things. Socialize the kids with as many people as you can and talk to them about people in an unbiased way. This will make the kids more assertive and expressive leader in the future.
2. Setting up Limits and Limitless > Future : Deep Thinker
Never hesitate to be strict with your kids when it comes to ethics in every aspects they come across. Tell them why there is a need to limit something and un-limit something. You can probably start from explaining why eating less sugar candies though it is their favorite. Ethics what I mean here should be of universal ethics. Say if you smoke, plan how you are going to deal with that habit when your child obviously come to know it, simply ignoring / hiding would probably make your child a smoker too in the future (because children do not know it first hand what is right or wrong) you feeding the right thoughts in them irrespective of your personal stand to it. Note: Always explain them “Why”!
1. Always be an Accessible Friend > Future : Compassionate Human being
Encourage them to explore and be a friend to him/her who can always count you in when it comes to problems. The act of a child hesitating to seek the help of parents when he/she commits a mistake, is the important sign that your parenting is going wrong somewhere. It shows that you are distending them because of some of your behavior may be like beating, threatening, etc. Children who discuss with parents will be better decision makers and get a huge degree of acceptance from others too.
- Understanding Our Children: The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine, Ph.D (brookhillschool.wordpress.com)
- Guide your child towards right path (parentauthority.wordpress.com)
- There’s a reason why you should never take candy from a stranger….. (janheath1234.wordpress.com)
- Unfit Parenting (deathsopinionsonlife.wordpress.com)
- Are you an ethical parent? (standard.co.uk)
- The Truth Everyone Should Know About Divorce (prnewswire.com)