Every day we breathe, we eat and drink to stay alive. These are basic necessities of life. But more than these, the most important thing to sustain life is money. Paper money has entered our food chains and blood like a parasite. Imagine a day without it. Don’t sweat it, I know it is hard. Ok! Take that note out and fiddle with it and look at it, what do you see?
This money is a bitch. It comes and goes and never stays. It betrays and causes chaos. One moment you have it and another you don’t.
This is a metaphor actually to show that it doesn’t give a damn about you. So, use it but don’t take care of it. Preserve it but don’t use it for unfair means because as I said, it causes chaos. It makes people fight. Though the mistake is not money’s but of people who own it. But again, it ignites the fire. It is like standing on the edge of the slippery wall and walking with the fear of falling on either sides.
I wonder what the person who made the first paper money was thinking. Not the amount, I am talking about the Gandhi’s picture on it. “What a man!” you might say as he got himself on the note. I say bullshit! LOL. It was not respect, the person was making a mockery of Gandhi. He was aware of what Gandhi had done and how many men lost their lives because of him. His ideas and principles were good but up to the individual level. They were not aligned with the freedom of whole nation. Non-violence should be practiced within oneself. A person should not be violent but when the talk is about the whole nation under slavery, it simply doesn’t work. You might be furious or might be laughing by now. You want to beat me up? I am at Café Mocha right now in Defence Colony. Let’s have a beer and talk. But it is true! When the whole nation was required to rise and uproot the British. He held the arms of half the population. The result? Changes never happen with few drops of water. A whole river is required to carve the stones and flood the region. I can bet, if the whole nation had risen that day with other revolutionaries we wouldn’t have to wait 100 years to complete before independence. I agree some things got corrected in India due to British but it was not the way. Then there was division of the greatest nation on earth in two pieces. Women raped, children crushed and men sliced on trains without any reason. Crap! How can one live with that. God bless Nathu Ram Godse.
So coming back to the track, the person who made paper money wanted to portray that just like money, Gandhi had no mind of his own. He was manipulated and in turn he manipulated others. He ignited the fire in which many innocent souls burnt.
Next time you look at that note, laugh it out loud. Coz what others think is respect is actually a mockery.
Think about it.☺
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