Sunday, December 21, 2008

Flow control

Flow, everything seems to flow away, least of all money. Especially in these dire times, year end rituals and its impact on the already skinny purse. Which reminds me of a discussion I had with a dear friend who is a polar opposite to me where money is concerned.

His aim was to make millions, he enjoys looking at the many zero's in his bank statement. When I ask him why, he said that its important to have funds available for important things that might crop up. Hmmm, true, but then again how we define important things is relative. He led a frugal life, happy in his own scroogian ways. Till today, he has yet to spend his millions on "important things".

I on the other hand always seems to find "important things" to spend on. Things like this notebook that I am creating this post with. It is important for me to have things that make my life easier and more enjoyable. If its a notebook, it has to be light so its easy to carry around, fast and functional, which will obviously cost a lot more than your regular PC which could also be used to produce a post such as this.

Money, after all is meant to be used to make things easier for us. Not to be hoarded and admired. Unless of course if you can say; eat it per se. You know, some ketchup on a fifty note to add taste... No you had to use it to perhaps get a plate of mash and bangers, which can then satisfy your hunger. Certainly not merely looking at the money.

We live a short life after all. God forbid, the millions you left behind after you die became the source of contentions among those you left behind.

Then again, maybe I am just a wee bit jealous at his still many zero's....

4 comments:

Dee said...

Tak kisah la, capt.. each to his own view and perspective.
At least for you, instead of saying 'i have million..' you can say 'i'd spent million..'. That sounds just as cool to me.

Apandi said...

I wish... ha ha ha. There's quite a few more things that I "need" if I indeed have the millions.

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We can be millionaire if we have perseverance...