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Snippets from Narration:
- What is money? A question that is extremely easy, and at the same time, extremely difficult to answer for a vast majority of us.
- Easy, because each of us learns about its utility and importance at a very young age; yet, difficult because few of us are satisfied with our answers, even at a ripe old age.
- So what is it about money that confounds us so? For one, it means different things to different people; secondly, there never is enough of it, no matter how much it is. How is it, that something can have such power over us, that we can never break free from its servitude?
- The 'thefreedictionary.com'...
1. A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account.
2. The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
3. Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
1. a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender
2. the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc., issued by a government or other authority
3. a particular denomination or form of currency
4. property or assets with reference to their realizable value
5. a pecuniary sum or income
1. a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively
2. sums of money
3. the assets, property, and resources owned by someone or something; wealth
4. financial gain
5. payment for work ; wages
And now, my favourite, Wikipedia's...
• Money is any object that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context.
• The main functions of money are distinguished as:
o a medium of exchange;
o a unit of account;
o a store of value;
o and, occasionally, a standard of deferred payment.
- So, once again, the definition of Money, closer to a user's perspective, I submit, may be... "Money is a representation of potential economic need and want fulfillment".
- It is also not necessary to be a high-ranking individual in order to be able to have sex: there are many ways in which one can have sex despite being at or near the bottom of the power pyramid. Of course, that may not guarantee greater passing on of one's genes- but here, we are interested in the sustenance of the individual; not that of the genes.
- Needs are predictable. In two ways- the refractory period and the threshold of satisfaction are generally both predictable.
- if a gourmet does become a gourmand, he does so, over a very long period of time.
- the threshold of desire shifts to what we can marginally ill-afford.
- Each want, succeeding a successfully satisfied want, will, as a rule, be substantially greater than its predecessor.
- The velocity of this drift, if wants are satisfied, consistently increases in direct proportion to the successes experienced recently.
- The logical result of this ever increasing velocity is over-reach. At some point or the other, one's wants reach a stage where they become unsatisfiable.
- It seems one does not need power, only the loss of desire, to become God.
- velocity of increase of one's wants is directly proportional to the successes experienced. The velocity increases until the over-reach arrives.
- fulfillment of a want must mean its extinguishment, not reinvigoration.
- ...Siddhartha Gautam owned & earned nothing from the age of 29, yet lived (one of the greatest lives on Earth) for another half century.
- ...Street dogs also manage to live lives. How is one to be certain that theirs are not worthier?
- Jo poot ho sapoot to kyun dhan sanchay?
Jo poot ho kapoot to kyun dhan sanchay?
The complete (more or less) transcript of this narration is available on http://owaisvasundhara.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-is-money.html
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