Life and Money
Most experienced people I met till now, said: “Money doesn’t matter.”.
I wonder is it the truth. Your childhood experiences at home could dictate your financial behavior.
During an interview with a Bollywood celebrity said in his childhood(the 90s) they were so poor that they could afford only 15 days trip to the USA. The irony in this statement is if you(Indian) can afford a family vacation trip to the USA, s/he is richer than the rest 90% population of the country.
Studying in an English medium school may be normal for you, but it’s still a huge deal for a larger portion of the population.
In your childhood, eating a pizza at Domino’s may be normal for you, but it’s still a huge deal for many families.
Sometimes, you’re born with few privileges, and you don’t know about it.
Many things which look easily affordable to you, are cash crunchy expenses for others.
Now when you grow up, start earning; you start realizing the toughness of the world. There is no free meal. Everything must be earned, and you need to work hard for it.
As your childhood experiences are still in your subconscious mind, you may find earning few tens of thousands monthly tough where few others find it normal. And they go beyond it.
And this keeps going on and on for years.
This psychology sets paths for us.
A story of India’s richest man: When he was paid few hundred bucks as his monthly salary, he went to Mumbai’s famous Taj hotel and had around 200 rupees for a cup of tea. His friends mocked him saying you spent 300 rupees for a cup of tea, which costs around 2–3 rupees that time. He said he didn’t go for a cup of tea, he wanted to see, meet and know the people who could afford dining at a star hotel.
His father was a schoolteacher. It didn’t deter him due to his mindset or his psychology.
He is none other than our Dhirubhai Ambani.
If you are born poor it’s not your mistake but if you die poor it’s your mistake. ~ Unknown (Not Bill Gates :-)