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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Money and Experience

Money has no memory but, experience has.....

You will never know what the total cost of your education was, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalization bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother's life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won't remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory. Experience has!

Good times and bad times, times of prosperity and times of poverty, times when the future looked so secure and times when you didn't know from where the tomorrow will come… life has been in one way or the other a roller-coaster ride for everyone. Beyond all that abundance and beyond all that deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences.

Sometimes the wallet was full… sometimes even the pocket was empty. There was enough and you still had reasons to frown. There wasn't enough and you still had reasons to smile. Today, you can look back with tears of gratitude for all the times you had laughed together, and also look back with a smile at all the times you cried alone. All in all, life filled you with experiences to create a history of your own self, and you alone can remember them all.

The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support.

The first time she said 'yes' and it was two years since you proposed.

The first cry.
The first steps.
The first word.
The first kiss.
All of your child.

The first gift you bought for your parents and the first gift your daughter gave you.
The first award.
The first public appreciation.
The first stage performance.

And the list is endless, experiences, with timeless memory.
No denying that anything that's material cost money, but the fact remains the cost of the experience will be forgotten, but the experience never.

So, what if it's economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple or church. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn't cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap. Nice time to train the employees, create leadership availability and be ready for the wonderful times when they arrive.

Aspects like your health, knowledge development and spiritual growth are not economy dependent. Time will pass, economy will revive, currency will soon be in current, and in all this, I don't want you to look back and realize you did nothing but stayed in gloom. Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on experiences.

If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy.

Make a statement with the way you live your life:

How I feel has nothing to do with how much I have.


Rush said...

Aptly said...these are times when we truly experience who were are!!
recession times are amazing oppurtunities for people who arent shadowed by the doom...good writing

Pradip Biswas said...

Your last blog has brought back the pace in not only my life but It changed the life of many others in our ofice. This blog is also like that another blog which is to be kept in someother place carefully and read on and on. Thank you and keep us vibrating.

Viji said...

Cool "first'!! Memories are actually pricessless!!

There are loads of cherishable moments in life which has nothing to do with money!!

Good Post!

Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Rush, Pradeep and Viji..thanks for the comments....and Rush...yes it is written very well....not sure who is behind this....normally whatever funny and interesting i come across, i upload here.....and i though should share this too with you all.....and thanks again....

Strawberry Girl said...

This really is something to share, written by a thoughtful and advanced soul. Found by a thoughtful and advanced soul as well. Passed on to advance all of our souls. :D

Greener Bangalore said...

Yeah Strawberry...was well written.....and its my part to share all the good which comes across...Thanks for your wonderful comments as usual..... :)

Lilly Jones said...

Greener Bangalore,
Hope you had a good week? This was very insightful and a blessing to me. Over the years I have learned to appreciate all experiences, good or bad; mine or those of others. Experiences are indeed a treasure. Time, precious time, will come and go, yet the memories remain. Money too will come and go, yet the experience remains. In all things be thankful and count all your blessings ... every last one!

Tammy said...

That was wonderful! What a great way to look at life! :o)

Vancouver, Canada said...

Hiya Greener :)

Very encouraging post for all :) It truly is a great time to reflect on the true "Quality" of life :)

Thanks so much for sharing sweetie

Wish you a great week hun!


Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Lily,Tammy,Sandy..Yes wish you all the same....and Thanks for your valuable comments.....