When did you last openly admit that you love having loads of money in your purse?
Why is that? Hmm! Let me list out reasons
You don't like money? Hell No!
You don't want money? No!
Probably you are a saint, and have no interest in material things? Yes, err, No.
All of us have used one glorious phrase all along our life "filthy rich".
I have this phrase ever since I was a kid. Though the word rich was familiar to me since I was five. The word Filth was latin to me till I was 12.
When somebody makes good money (meaning loads of money), we call him filthy rich. Why not clean rich?
And one of the most common verdict about man who made money is "A man who is mad about money is immoral."
Yes, this is the right reason. A man who is mad about money is immoral. Or is he immoral in truth? Well, no he is considered immoral by the society of which he is part of.
Don't we all love a bit of respect from this society? When this is the case, how dare one take a risk of losing this respect?
This is chaste hypocrisy at its supreme best.
Let me put forward one simple case and for a moment visualize your honest reaction (no strings, honesty just for a moment, not even a minute)
You are walking down a lane. There is this garbage tin to the left side of the road, in which people are pouring all their household filth. They practice basket ball with that garbage tin. One man, who is an amateur basketballer, throws a rather heavy bag at the tin, it misses the open lid, hits the side, and the impact pulls down the garbage tin. All the rut it contained comes out, and it comes out in heaps.
Rats jump over. Unexplainable items in unfathomable complexion gets scattered. The amateur sighs and leaves the place.
You were walking in a straight line, and the straight line was couple of feet away from the garbage tin, when it was standing straight. After it got floored by the Amateur's performance, your straight line would bisect the tin and the ugly, filthy splinters.
What will you do?
Oh? I already see your reaction. Straight line gets deviated. You are heading to the right side of the road. Your nose has also changed shapes. Good. You are a true and thoroughbred man of this society.Why don't you go and clean up the place? Would it not be really nice to have a few admirers in the street, who will look upto you for any advice (on how to clean road, sewerage canal etc.)? Won't your image get bolstered as an honest and moral man?What?!!!! You picked up the splinters, helped the garbage tin stand up.In your dreams? Good. You are that thoroughbred hypocrite I was just referring. So much for living for and by this society's rules.
Start facing the truth. You are one of those thoroughbred hypocrite and are a product of this bastardized society, where one has to have two faces. One external and one internal. The gentle and the scornful, the same time.
The sad part is that, you have got company, not in tens, but tens of crores.
You are one of those spineless cowards who would rather die pretending to be something else, than live defying the impotent demands of this world. You want attention from this world by doing the right (politically) things. You don't want the world's attention for doing something else.
You would love watching a movie on a rebel, a do-gooder, where you visualize yourself as the protagonist, and would love to be that way, but only in your dreams. In reality, you are scared of being outlawed by this society.
Civilisation happened, not just because all men dreamed, but because some men worked towards making that dream happen. They were shunned by the public.
We as humans have evolved, only because of a few men, who had only one face, both internal and external. They were the ones who lived. Others merely existed.
Einstein, Edison, Gandhi, Babbage are classic examples whose emotions, thought process, behaviour were in perfect harmony. To use a cliche, they wore their heart on their sleeve.
Ambani in India could create an empire only because he openly and proudly proclaimed that he wanted to create an empire. Narayanamurthy of Infosys could deliver what successive governments couldn't the Self Made Indian Millionaires from the lower and middle class. He could do it only because he had no two faces with differing desires. He had one face, and one desire.
If you love something, say it loudly, atleast to yourselves. By doing that you would probably accomplish more than what you would otherwise. We live in a world, where greatest of recognitions are always awarded posthumously.
You may live by the society and may be soon forgotten, for you would have accomplished nothing.
Or you may be true to your heart and your deeds will ensure that you have left a mark on this society.