Cash is King, but We are not Slaves

July 1, 2020

My father used to tell me that a good job is necessary for everyone but it should depend on happiness you get from your work and not on money you get. Money is just a number which will come from one way and go from another. Of course money is necessary for everyone in this world to survive but it’s not everything.... I feel those words are so true.

Money is like sea water, the more you drink the thirstier you become. There won't be any end for it. It is true that money has power and it talks, meaning money has influence in our society. Money plays such an important role in present society where most of the things are happening only because of its influence. People are being valued and judged by the amount of money in their pocket. A bundle of notes has the power to make one blind and turn people into puppets. If one forgets about the relation then another will forget about the difference between right and wrong. Sometimes the situation forces the person to choose a wrong path.

Really, money isn't everything. There are many things which money can never buy like happiness, trust, love, peace, good relations and so on, which are more important for one to lead a good life. Those make him feel life and enjoy each moment of it. Without these things, money alone will make life meaningless. But now the situation is, if you have money everyone will find reasons to be with you and if you don't have money everyone will find excuses to be far from you! There are people who judge love by the gifts given to them. Of course, there are people who can feel the hidden love behind each small gift.

In our society marriage is beautiful and an important occasion in one’s life. It decides the future of two lives, along with the togetherness of two families. However, here also money plays its tricks. As the groom's family takes a look on the property and wealth of a bride, on another hand the bride's family is more considered upon status and salary of groom. Is it enough for a marriage? Love, trust, understanding between the groom and bride don't have any role? There may be many exceptional cases, but still I am puzzled with such questions. How can money become so powerful to wipe out everything else?

Cash is real king but now it has become the root of all evils. Many people are able to see the reality but they become blind in front of money. Even though people have a luxurious life there are many who are not happy in their life because they face a lack of many other things which encourage a human to live a peaceful life.

In today’s world, the life of a human being is controlled by non-living things like money. Realize that shrouds have no pockets where you can keep money and use it after death. Let’s join the exceptions. Make money as your second priority and love, happiness, togetherness especially humanity should be your first. One may not bring any changes but unity works a lot. Let’s use money properly, let’s never become too busy in making money where you forget about your own life.

Money should always be your slave and let it follow you.



By Shravya V
Shravya V is a second-year journalism student at University College Mangalore. Basically from Navodaya Vidyalaya, a talented writer, Shravya has developed writing as a habit. She writes for English newspapers and websites.
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Comment on this article

  • Sushmitha, Kaikamba

    Tue, Jul 07 2020

    Very nice article sista

  • Dr. Parashuram, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2020

    बहुत सुंदर और अर्थपूर्ण विचार हैं। लेकिन कहीं न कहीं आज के संदर्भ में मनुष्य धन का गुलाम अवश्य बन गया है। आज पैसा है तो सब कुछ है इस स्थिति में पँहुच गया है। खासकर आजकल कोरोना ने ऐसी स्थिति निर्माण कर दिया है। क्योंकि हर वह चीज़ जो मनुष्य के लिए जरूरी था, जैसे रोटी, कपड़ा, हर चीजें पाने के लिए बिना पैसे के तरस रहा था। धन का महत्व पता चला इस संदर्भ में।

  • Vincent Dsa, Dubai/Pangala Parish.

    Mon, Jul 06 2020

    Nice article. well written.

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jul 05 2020

    Well written dear Shravya, You have chosen a subject which plays a great role in Indias weddings,and many women suffer and many marraiges are splitted.In future I hope girls should take a bold step to say NO to such offers.Marry a man who loves as you are ,not with gold and money.There are incidents where people had lot of money then were fed up ,had no happiness,so left behind everything ,went to lonely place to live a simple life without hectic ,only with basic things,and found they were more happier in life than before.We want to hear more from you ,have a nice day.

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2020

    Dear Shravya V,You have a wonderful writing skill and I wish to read many more of your articles. I am not much impressed with the content.I fully agree with Mr.Melroy's comments.We see the world with an amalgamation of three things-beliefs, experiences and knowledge. In addition to this we have our evolutionary brain biases which influence our thoughts, behavior and decisions. These are my sincere suggestions to you to add up high value to your content.

  • Gilbert Menezes, Moodubelle / Melbourne

    Thu, Jul 02 2020

    We have put money and job on the pedestal rather than living a peaceful and content life! We are born into this world to celebrate life with the great talent given to each one of us! But in today's world, we have lost our way due to the greed for money (wealth), power, and flesh! And the only renewal of mind away from greed can bring us out from the current chaos we face! Well written Shravya and I hope many will get inspired by your article to look into the current life they are living!

  • Raghavendra Shettigar, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 02 2020

    Nice article, very informative , best of luck, keep going

  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 02 2020


    And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mark 8:36

  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2020

    When the white man came to Africa they held the Bible and we had the land. After a while we were left holding the Bible and they had our land - Bishop Desmond Tutu.

    Money is not important in life but it sure does make one’s life easier – Shahrukh Khan.

    Money is not bad it is how one uses it that makes it bad or good.

    Read An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
    Read the works of Thomas Paine, Voltaire, John Locke, Frederic Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig Von Mises, Milton Friedman, B.R.Shenoy . Begin thinking for yourself!

    After you've read even one of these authors , then look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself whether you are free or you are enslaved by centuries of brain-washing!

    Beware of those who preach the merits of poverty to everyone else except for themselves!

    'Have no respect whatsoever for authority; forget who said it and instead look what he starts with, where he ends up, and ask yourself, "Is it reasonable?"' - Richard Feynman.

  • William, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2020

    Very well written.

  • Vinod Kumar, Kanhangad

    Wed, Jul 01 2020

    Dear Shravya,
    Yes, absolutely right. Money should be our slave always.. We should be the king not money. As you mentioned in the article, money cannot buy true happiness,love, relationship etc. If money can give us all these, then it will be for only short period. We shouldn't for what our ancestors said 'Anybody can be a rich in anytime...and vice versa..'
    So better we all should live by keeping this in our mind.

  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2020

    Good write up. Also Holy Scripture is very clear about money.

    “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24

  • Guru Prasada T N, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 01 2020

    Dear Shravya,

    Money matters a little more after globalization. It has entered between relations, humanity, etc. A timely reminder to keep it as a slave to lead a happier life. Good one

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