Why earning when life can be lost within a second

@smartraz (128)
India
January 8, 2007 11:41am CST
I just came from a neighbor’s house. The bread winner for that family is dead now. He was away from his family in a foreign country where he earned for their living. He hardly spent 20 years of his whole 55 years in his home town with his parents, wife and children. He earned through out his life and when he died he just took 2pieces of white cloth and his deeds both good and bad. When I face such situations I feel what is the need for earning millions of money just earning to meet both ends may be essential. Today people earn in such a way that they are not going to die. But they don’t know that they will carry 2 pieces of cloth when they die. So do good and help people.Atleast you can make others happy
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41 responses
• India
8 Jan 07
yeah mate thats a very good point and discussion raised by you.. i think money should be eaned to fulfill the basic needs rather than running after those imaterial things..but i guess its human nature that we are never satisfied
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@sourav4u (204)
• India
9 Jan 07
yes money is required for basic needs
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@swasti (1157)
• India
8 Jan 07
well thats true. we all r going to die one day. but we dont need money jus to eat right . 1.we need to live in a own house, cuz we dont want a house owner to dominate us. 2.we want to educate our children so that they can earn for their living.education is becoming costly these days. 3. we need good clothes to wear. 4. we need money for medical treatments , there r soo many diseas around us.so we need to treat our loved ones.also medical treatments are soo costly these days. 5.we need to save money in spite of all these expenses , cuz we need to take care of ourselves when we are old. 6.we need to haev decent money to have respect amongst our relatives and friends. 7.we need money to have entertainment. 8. we need money for food, electricity, telephone...and many other house hold things. for wat only we dont need money..we need money for evrything in this life...money means everyhing...so people have become a slave tomoney ...wat to do ..this is life!!!
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@smartraz (128)
• India
9 Jan 07
That's trie we need money for all these.But why are people just keep on earning money.Money becomes iust a piece of paper for them.This is because money has value when you need it otherwise it is just a piece of paper.This is the case big millionares of the wprld.MONEY AFTER ONES NECESSITY IS JUST PAPER.iT HAS NO VALUE.
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@shyam4uall (1003)
• India
9 Jan 07
Well in this world every thing you need cost money..even the two piece of cloth as of one the user said..So you have to earn to live in prosperity and that too if even a single day is considered.We earn for your future generation so that they can live in happiness and never face economical shortage in their life.So every one earns thinking that their children and grandchildren can live happily and never have to beg infront of the others..The matter you are considering is that we should never be greedy on what we have earned because we will leave the earth without taking a single peny with us.But doesn't interpret that we should not earn..We have to earn to survive in this world and to observe how beautiful the earth is..
@sourav4u (204)
• India
9 Jan 07
God has gifted us this life so we should live it full fleged untill we die
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• United States
8 Jan 07
yes you are right the only thing that goes with you are your deeds and not that Mercedes and that big house that people are paying on dearly.
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• Sweden
8 Jan 07
yes ur very much correct .... but we don't know when we are going to die...thinking that we have to die one day, we can't stop living.Yes i agree with you that some people are earing in wrong way..we have to keep mind that there is an end to our life and we have to do good things apart from earning and living the life ...
@uvacerba (427)
• Italy
8 Jan 07
task that living the daily day for day for me is important but if in order to do good to be my family I must make of the sacrifices I would make it, you see, changes the ethics always depends all on the necessities that person has one
• Canada
8 Jan 07
This was very well said. I will not make it my goal to make millions of dollars, and only work towards that, rather to make enough to make both ends meet, as you said. If I do happen to be in the position to earn millions of dollars, I will take the opportunity to share it with others. Thank you for sharing this.
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@moto47 (555)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
ishida uryu  - quincy
Prophet Muhammad Said : "Work hard as if you'll live forever and pray seriously as if you'll die tomorrow"
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• India
9 Jan 07
it just for enjoying and having good name in the society.
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@ahsan15 (334)
• India
9 Jan 07
re....y earn???...wot a question....... C without earning you'll be come one beggar...u have to be well educated...nd' should earn to look after yourself nd' after your family afterwardz......look around you..there are so many things like a car,clothes,food, which only earnings can buy.....so earn nd' live ur life in a good way!!!
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@ajay22 (300)
• India
9 Jan 07
nobel thought, but life is not like that. you live only once and life offers you so much but that comes with money. You can go and see places, that costs money. you can have rich food that cost money, you need comfort that cost money, so money is needed even to support life, how much is individual perception
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• India
9 Jan 07
I APPRETIATE YOU THOUGHTS BUT TODAY AS I AM IN INDIA EVERY PERSON IS LIVING FOR SOME OTHER PERSON BE IT HIS SON DAUGHTER, HIS WIFE MOM...OR ANY OTHER FAMILY RELATIONS THEY WANT THEIR KIDS CAREER SECURE SO THEY EARN THEY WANT A STATUS IN SOCIETY SO THEY EARN
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• India
9 Jan 07
All that you said makes sense. However remember you cannot measure everyone with your own yardstick. For all you know the departed soul was happy doing what he did, & so were his family. Orelse do you think they would not have thought of an alternative?
@circuit (347)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
earn and enjoy as lifez gonna end... but do good... everything is internal satisfaction achieve it in any way you desire but be nice, good n cooool....
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@glasser3 (354)
• Hibbing, Minnesota
9 Jan 07
that was actually a fairly deep minded post. and im sorry to hear about your neighbor but your right instead of trying to earn millions people should do whats needed to make ends meat so that they can be with their families and friends but at the same time i always try to remember to help people in anyway that you can because you never know when your going to need help yourself. i mean im the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you really needed it. this last summer i went to visit friends down south and i actually paid 1/3 of this ladys bus ticket along with 2 other guys because as we were sitting outside smoking a guy came up and robbed this poor woman and nobody would do anything to help her except us. so it just goes to show you that granted i didnt have the money and none of the 3 of us who helped her really did. but we did regardless because thats what id want someone to do if i was in the position she was in.
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@adnanmd2 (830)
9 Jan 07
I think use money in a gud way for reasonable purposes not for useless purposes.. thats my opinion
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
9 Jan 07
Sad to hear this story ....but, life should go on isn't it? these things do happen with everybody here and we can only move on in this world and nothing else can be done for sureNothing is permanent in this world and we do feel out of sorts when we go on thinking about these incidents constantly.........
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
to an extent u r right no one knows where they willbe next second but stil for surviving u need money i m of the view that we must be happy in whatever we earn honestly and truthfully and should never leave our near and dear ones saying that we r working for their bright future etc life is too short so we should spent time with our loved ones as u never know what the next moment holds for u
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• Netherlands
9 Jan 07
Hi Smartraz, I agree a lot of people live to earn instead of earn to live.. Or they work their a** of for other people.. while life should be about abundance, harmony, joy, bliss, love, sharing and on and on.. Every life is a ride and every life has it's lessons for everyone.. and in the end; you can only make other happy if you are yourself happy! Otherwise that doesn't work as well..Have a great life!
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