Archive for September, 2009

Money, It’s (not) a gas!!

Contrary to the Pink Floyd number (Money!!!/ Dark Side of the Moon), I have started to believe, that money really matters. Money is indeed the true measure of someone’s professional Success!

I used to think that money is not important and it is just needed as a fuel to carry out a living as food is needed for a life. I used to think that money cannot be the means to judge other person’s professional* success.  I used to think that other things like creativity, intelligence, work, profile etc. are more important in determining success. However, some time back this view got challenged. This happened when I started the journey towards finding my life’s purpose. I read number of books, contemplated, read articles, contemplated again and gradually over time, I saw emergence of this new view point… ‘Money (Wealth)’ is the true measure of a person’s professional SUCCESS!

Well, I know different viewpoints will start rolling in. So, I shall make the case strong by elaborating my understanding further. “‘Money (Wealth)’ is indeed the true measure of a person’s professional SUCCESS!” provided it is earned as acceptance of payment for legal services rendered. Dictionary definition of money is “Money is anything that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts.” Further, if a person is providing his/her services to someone (a company, society, government, etc.) then he/she is entitled to get money equivalent to the services provided. So, if a person is providing exceptional services then he is paid exceptionally well. Now, here we can map government, business tycoons, employees, workers, etc with kind of services they provide and the kind of money they make.

What if, I like consulting over programming. I like photography more than management jargons. I like creativity over managing people. In some of these choices I might get lower salary than other options, but I would like to go for something which I like doing even if it is for lower salary.

Single answer. Doesn’t matter! It doesn’t matter which industry you work in, doesn’t matter what profile you have chosen. You are successful if your services in that field are recognized. And when they are recognized and people or society gets good value out of it, you are paid well. More valuable your services are, more successful you are, and more money you get for such services. So, Money and Wealth are true measures of professional SUCCESS.

And so, I have stopped wondering now, why people and society considers money so important and synonymous to Success! (Society has been here for over hundreds of years and their methods have evolved with time. Not to say, some of them are rust proof!!)

*Here, I am talking in reference to career/professional terms only. I stillbelieve that Spirituality, Relationships, Values and beliefs aredifferent and carry different weightage for different people thanmoney

Scratching again…

Posted: September 19, 2009 in i_THINK_therefore_i_am

It’s been a long time since I have contributed anything to my blog. Last thing I remember was a write up on my 2007 Leh Ride.
Lot of things happen in your life and with time your understanding and views change. You develop some firm thoughts and wonder about other not-so-firm thoughts. I can see lot many thoughts struggling within. Of these, I am close to get some answers and am searching for others.

So, I am starting my blog again with following objectives in mind:

1.       To structure and document my learnings/thoughts/understandings.
2.       To tag them along timeline so as to return later to see how much have they changed.
3.       To have a better understanding of not-so-firm thoughts through sharing and discussions.

This time I will try to contribute more frequently with core focus on content.
My blogs will be on variety of topics ranging from movies to philosophy. I will try to document/discuss anything which demands a fair share of my thoughts.