WARNING: PURISTS TROLLING PRONE AREA
In the Great Indian context; amid the Great Indian Culture.
How many of us get to our locked colony gate and honk furiously for the security supervisor?
How many of us wear that rude look on our face if the gate is locked and the supervisor isn’t promptly at the scene?
Chances are that if you do that, then you are fairly well off – RICH! Or at least have relatively more than others in your own residential colony.
Interestingly, the more money you have, the more rude you will look at the gate. That’s my observation.
There seems to be a clear correlation between your stinking attitude, rude face, demeanour and the amount of money you make.
I wonder what it is about money that can make us stink so bad?
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Therefore, the natural outworking of a life devoted to the lust of money, surely has its fair share of troubles.
The very nature of mammon is to enslave you.
I see it everywhere. How we talk and interact with people is so strongly influenced by our understanding of where we are positioned in the society. We love to put people into boxes.
And far too often the worth of a person is mostly based on his status, money and power he/she holds.
So it is a fairly logical follow-up to interact with poor people with a sense of ownership over their lives.
When self-worth of a person is merely the person’s status, it makes sense to exercise ownership over them.
Therefore, whenever your car, clothes, house, mobile phone etc don’t quite convey the right message about your highly-esteemed honourable-self, get into manual override and blurt sufficiently politely – “Can’t you bloody see?! I am rich!”