Is is worth attending wedding of Niti Aayog and CSR?

India with the huge population base of close to 1.5 billion has faced a number of developmental challenges which require concerted effort from Government, Corporates or Business and Self or Individual. A harmonious handshake between all three of them often referred to as Civil Society.

In recent era India has seen rapid economic development with the growth of Industrialisation. How rightly did Justice A M Ahmadi remark at 31st Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1998): “economic development without human development leaves development incomplete. Development divorced from human culture aspects has been described as growth without soul.”

A nationwide poll in US by Cone Inc reveals that over 80 percent of Americans prefer doing business with companies that are founded on core principles of corporate and social responsibility.

Corporate Social Responsibility is more of a western concept. In India we are doing it from longer time but it was not coined with a name rather it was more of a belief that Industry was meant to serve man (as per Sri Jamshedji Tata).

Now, we the rapid adoption of western culture which we refer as Americanization, we have chosen every single problem in society and have mapped with same or near similar solution which is prevailing in western countries. Like for example, education, we have “Teach for India” on the same principles of “Teach for America” or for Environment protection, we have accepted extended form of GreenPeace.(Though I am not denying the fact that Indian organisations like Akshay Patra and Shulabh Shauchalaya are also existing to solve the major issues).

It is good for us as we are bringing more structures into the community and providing measurable solutions to these challenges which earlier was never measured as it was more of belief.

Infact these days, CSR has become a headache for corporates where they do not have choice to say NO as they do not want to be target of a powerful single issue campaign group. Ultimately they have to survive in the same community.

I see CSR as a vicious cycle:

A successful business vision require social vision as well and business ultimately helps itself to solve the societal problems.

For example, Hygiene is a social issue. Company like Dettol has and should spend on society to bring an acceptance of the fact that hand wash is important before consuming any food.

If the society realises the importance and ready to buy your product, viola, You have developed your customer who will inturn help company in their growth.(As per diagram above)

However, these days I have seen many corporates have CSR for namesake and their ultimate intention is to generate maximum profit from the society without returning back to the society. Such organisation will not sustain for 100 years for sure. If you want to be known like Tata, the only way is to be like Tata.

Types of Fit

As per Journal published by Menno D. T. de Jong1 • Mark van der Meer1, “ How Does It Fit? Exploring the Congruence Between Organizations and Their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities”

Six intrinsic types of CSR fit emerged from the data. We will discuss them below.

  • Products and Services

The first type of CSR fit involves the products or services for which the organization is responsible. In this case, the organization uses its products or services to do well. For example, reduced sales price of LED lights for a developing country by the consumer goods and healthcare instruments firm.

  • Production Process

The second type of CSR fit involves the production process. It typically occurs when an organization installs a new machine, uses more sustainable energy sources, or starts using environment-friendly materials. For instance, the dairy firm replaced a machine with a new one. The old machine discharged salt water into the surface water of the nearby area. The new machine desalinates the water first before discharging it. As a result, the surface water will be less polluted.

  • Environmental Impact

A third type of CSR fit relates to an organization’s impact on the environment. This type of fit occurs as an ends-level fit. Sustainability, energy saving, reuse, and waste management are keywords here. The office furniture company, for example, developed a policy of maximizing the use of recycled materials and minimizing the use of new and notreusable materials. The mail delivery firm heated the offices with CO2 neutral biogas, and leased cars with a lower CO2 emission. Not all environmentally friendly activities can be framed in terms of a CSR fit. For example, the printing house sponsored a campaign aimed at raising people’s awareness of the ‘‘plastic soup’’ in the oceans.

  • Employees

The fourth type of CSR fit involves the employees of the organization. In this case, CSR activities are linked to the people working for the organization. For example, The dairy firm had an active policy of encouraging employees to do sports and eat healthily.Also, it involves in activities supporting charities because employees are volunteering for that specific charity organization. For instance, the IT company supports education for slum kids, because one or more of its employees volunteered for them.

  • Suppliers

The fifth type of CSR fit involves a look beyond the organization itself; it focuses on the sustainability and social responsibility of the suppliers. For example, The consumer goods and healthcare instruments firm explicitly demanded the suppliers to comply with a set of rules and requirements concerning, for example, child labor and the use of hazardous materials. Suppliers were audited on a regular basis, and third parties were given the opportunity to complain about the suppliers.

  • Geographical Location

The last type of CSR fit involves the region or the city where the organization is located. For example, a textile company, focused on regional activities. Its engagement exceeded the sponsoring of local initiatives—such as educating the young kids, clean water supply, cultural and sports events—but also supported more structural municipal initiatives to enhance the quality of life in the municipality.

 

With the study of above CSR fits where most of the Corporates tries to align CSR activities in any one or more of the six verticals, but what about those activities which are beyond these six verticals. For example, a textile company distributing LED bulbs to farmers which has no connection with the core business of the corporate or another example an IT company distributing clothes in slums which is again deem no fit in the above six verticals but the intention is to help the society.

I have another observation to share, with the increase in the realisation about the issues, now lot many so called Not for Profit organisations have emerged who want to solve the issues but is not organised enough. Like these days, it can easily be observed that corporates along with some NGO go to old age home to distribute food etc and then take lots of picture which corporate print on their brochures and employees post on Facebook or twitter to gain the social empathy. In this case CSR is inclining towards social status for both corporates and its employees. Is it worth it?

While, now we are now talking about quantification of actions to solve the critical issues of Society, I believe Government and Corporate should be aligned in solving the issue jointly and with a proper goal set.

Basically, in the diagram above everyone is trying to solve every issue in society and the result is poor for all as they are not focussed.

Case 1: It’s like a situation where one enthusiastic student took 15 courses in a single term and he end up “F” grade in all the subjects as he was not able to focus on every single subject and could not justice as he was occupied attending classes with very less time left for self study.

Case 2: Now, considering a better situation where an enthusiastic students wanted to choose 15 courses but his guide explained him the consequence and he chose only 7 subjects in that term. The student did exceptionally well in all the subjects with “A” grade as this time he was focussed and also was able to do justice with every subject by devoting his time.

In Case 2, let’s now replace student with Corporate and Guide by Government (Niti Aayog).

Hence, to conclude my writeup, I believe Government and Corporates goal should be aligned and both of them should work jointly to address the issue. For example to encourage the digital literacy, I believe IT companies can play best role here as they have both the experience and appropriate resources. If a dairy company jumps for digital literacy, I think again the CSR will reduce to photographs and brochures printing. No doubt, NGOs plays a major role as an interface to bridge both the Government and Corporate intention and activities and measuring the result collectively.

Hence, a marriage between Niti Ayog and Corporate Social Responsibility will play effective role in achieving the common goal of benefitting the society in all possible forms.

“Fir kya mai rishta pakka samjhoon?”.

I am eagerly waiting to hear both parties saying – Kabool hai, Kabool hai, Kabool hai.

Race for fees hike by Management Institutes

With the current race of Increasing fees by most of the management institutes (I would not like to point out to specific institute), the students are awarded with pink chit of heavy loan which they have to repay as soon as they complete the education.

In this situation, even though student wish to think or do out of the box and step for entrepreneurship or higher education, it is very difficult to do so as banks starts chasing them, the moment you step out of college. This creates the sense of insecurity within student and which destroys their power to go extramile.

How are institutes prepared to support student who would like to join Non for Profit organisation or want to start something of their own because ultimately they have to repay loan. Won’t this discourage students stepping out of placement which has now become a synonym for A BOLD step. Is it a good idea to burden students with huge loans at the start of their career?

Our Prime Minister has vision to grow startups and has also announced several measures to ease the registration process and build a startup friendly environment. But irony is how can the young generation think on implementing their ideas into action as they are already bitten by Loan bug and they are bound to do a 9-6 job and replay the loan.

Somewhere there is a mismatch of what Government wants and what exactly educational institutes are providing. It’s a disgrace when Educational Institutes talks about Corpus and ROI as they are not meant to be a profitable organisation. Infact most of them are registered under Society act. Institutes justify this on the name of sustainability but at what cost?

Is sustainability at the cost of killing the ideas of students justified?

Or is Sustainability at the cost of destroying creativity justified?

Even the kind of culture which is getting developed among students is how to get maximum package during Placements. The day students steps inside the college, entire duration of course, the maximum focus is on getting placement rather than education and creativity. Among the student running bodies, Placement cell is the most popular cell among students and everyone die to be part of it as they see this as a step towards getting good salary package.

Creativity is getting seized among students and slowly they are becoming Zombies for whom only the ROI is how much package they received during college placement.

The college also comes up with fancy figures and attract the students. While most of them are also not audited reports though.

Then how government can fulfill the dream of startup vision when educational institutes will not support.

Infact if these educational institutes wants to make money and build corpus, they should start providing loans to students and deduct the EMI from salary of students only. It will add to their corpus by getting Interest on loan from students.

Also, if any student do not get placement, do educational institutes dare to return their fees from their so called Corpus?

Sometimes I wonder if they are Business Education institutes or Business Making Institutes?

The question arises here is, Do these educational Institutes should re-strategize their revenue model. Most of the management institutes generate revenue from Fees charged to students (which accounts the major chunk), through corporate management development programs, consultancy etc. But very few Institute believes that Investing on start-ups can be a great source of revenue and also brand equity get increased.

The classic example is of Stanford University which incubated Google Inc and today it’s a trillion dollar company and Stanford has stake in the company. The university investment at initial phase of Google provided them 1.8 million shares when Google Inc went public in year 2004 which is a big number.

Hence, Every management Institute should think towards changing the revenue model and include Investing in incubating start-ups within campus to get long term revenue and which justifies their current argument of sustenance model by these institutes. Atleast 20% of batch must be tuned for starting their own ventures.

Critics are welcome..

MBA or IIM?

Now that I have graduated from one of the India’s premier institute , IIM Indore.

I remember when I was about to join the college, there was a question in my mind, If I want to do an MBA or IIM?
Still after graduating, I ask the same question to myself, whether I completed my MBA or IIM?

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Does the word ‘IIM’ sounds louder than ‘MBA’ in Indian context?

Getting their children into IITs/IIMs is a dream for most of the North Indian Parents (the very same sharmajis and vermajis).
They have predefined a ‘safalta chakra‘, a success path which every born child must undergo.

Sometimes I feel, life is like ‘temple run’ game where we are running for success by crossing the various success stages defined by our society.
The typical stages are:
– Stage1 – IIT (diffuculty level 70%)
– Stage2 – IIM (diffuculty level 80%)
– Stage3 – IAS (diffuculty level 90%)
The moment we step into +2, we are asked (sometimes forced) to crack IIT JEE.
If we make into IIT, we rocked, else we have one more chance to prove ourselves which is to get into an IIM (the stage 2).
Again we work hard to crack CAT, one of the difficult exam to qualify(equally difficult to conduct as well after listening the lectures by Prof. Rohit Kapoor, the CAT convenor).
If we manage to crack the CAT and get admission into some IIMs, we crossed the second stage of success. (Take a pause and say Cheers!!)
Still the chakra is not completed. The final stage is IAS, cracking the civil service examination.

Anyway, like many others I too wanted to join IIM for the sake of getting into IIM but there is more than a tag we get from here.

  • It opens a door to be part of a vibrant community, a pool of great scholars and best gurus in the country which I will be cherishing throughout my life.
  • I learnt a few fundamentals (jargons) in areas such as marketing, finance, strategy, supply chain etc.
  • I learnt that I was in a large crowd of hugely competitive and gifted peers.
  • I learnt how to confuse others if can’t convince.(like a typical consultant)
  • I learnt to give the ‘Global gyan’ to everyone.:)

Above all, it did give me the “thappa” (stamp) of being an IIM alumnus.
At the end, what more does one need to be successful or happy in life?

Now, with this tag and whatever little knowledge I gained during my studies, I wish to contribute back to my country in whatever capacity I CAN and see it in the league of developed (both economically and morally) nation.

So, friends life goes on and I wish to cross the next stage of the ‘safalta chakra’.

Cheers!!

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“Just call for blood”, Interview with Khushroo Poacha, Founder – Indianblooddonors.com

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Khushroo Poacha, Founder – Indianblooddonors.com

Help each other One to One. Do not depend on our Leaders”.

KHUSHROO POACHA, an office superintendent with the Indian railways, has kept his day job while running Indianblooddonors. He’s an unlikely innovator with a mission: to prove that making a difference and sustaining an enterprise isn’t all about money. Though the initial phase of the enterprise brought him to the brink of financial crisis a few times, he tided over.

In India, because there are shortages, especially for rare blood types, patients are often asked to find their own blood. This isn’t easy for anyone. But it’s especially hard for those people who come from villages, far away from main centres, and don’t know how to get around.

Poacha is Ashoka changemaker and has delivered talk at TEDx Nagpur. He was also invitedat the Asian Social Entrepreneurs Summit 2008 held inSouth Korea.

Below is my discussion with Mr. Poacha:

1) What does Indianblooddonors exactly do? Who all are with you in the team?

Answer: Indianblooddonors.com is a SMS, IVRS and Mobile App based helpline which helps patients who need blood donors get connected to Voluntary Blood Donors. My wife ‘Fermin Poacha’ is a co-founder. We have Mr Ramesh Sannareddy who has been helping us with coding since 2005 , Awaz.de who are our IVRS Partner , Innoz Technologies who are SMS Short Code Partner, Txtbrowser who are our SMS Shotcode Partner, Net4India who are our Hosting Partners. RJ Karishma of www.radiokarishma.com who helps us record IVRS Prompts.

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2) Please share with us about your background before starting Indianbloodonors.

Answer: I was born on 12-10-1967 in Jabalpur. I lost my father at a very young age when I was 16 years old. Therefore, I started working in a Bakery to support my mother who was a teacher. Further I worked for some time at Garden Silk Mills. Later, I joined the Indian Railways at an age of 18. I completed my B.com graduation while working and secured third division.

3) What made you think to start Indianblooddonors? Any personal experience that led to this decision?

Answer: There were couple of incidents in my life that led me to really think on for solving the blood demand gap.

First incident: This Doctor has killed my wife !

There was an incident in September 1994 while my grandmother was admitted into Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur for comma treatment. I was sleeping and at around 3.30 am in the early morning, relatives of a patient were bashing up the resident doctor in the ward. When I enquired I was been told that ‘This Doctor has killed my wife’ and when I checked with the doctor, he said, they were not able to arrange the donors for transfusion and the patient passed away. This incident left me with shock.

Second Incident: Iron Butterfly – Welder dies for want of blood.

In year 1999, we went to buy furniture for my house and there while we wanted to meet the owner of the showroom, we came to know that he is busy in arranging blood for one of the welder in his workshop. I quickly offered my help saying, I am a regular blood donor and we could exchange a card in any of the blood banks for a unit of blood, but alas I was wrong. We could not get blood. The patient died after two days and we could not help him survive. That was sad and I was helpless.

These incidents made me to think as what must be happening to patients who go from one city to another city for treatment, where they have no one to help them. What must be happening to patients who suffer from cancer and need a lot of blood transfusion? What must be happening to children who suffer from sickle cell and thalesemia and who need frequent blood transfusions every month?

I told my wife that we had to do something about this. A solution has to be found to solve this problem. But how it could be done we did not know.

4) Explain the birth of Indianblooddonors.

Answer: 1999 was the year of the dotcom era. Everybody and anybody were launching a website every day.  We did not know how to make a website. I did my research across magazines and later one of my brother’s friend helped me in making a website for Rs. 15000. I almost spent my saving and some from my provident fund to shape my thoughts. I call this moment as Eureka moment.

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5) Please share with us the challenges you have faced in terms of execution from inception till date.

Answer: In a short span of one year we had spent around Rs 60,000 (in Year 2000) to start and run the site. Every month I looked at huge telephone bills. In those days we had dial up connections. When we had to connect to the internet, we had to pay the Phone Bills as well as Internet usage bills. I paid 2 instalments of Hosting Bills and then ran out of money and was little tensed to pay the further instalments.

We used to call up hospitals, blood banks to use our helpline but they used to bang the phone on us. Newspapers and magazines to write about us few obliged many did not. One MNC CEO told me that I could not do good work without money. I replied back to him that I will show to the world that good work can be done without money.

6) What is the role of your family in supporting your Initiatives?

Answer: They have been very encouraging. My mother has always taught us to reach out to others whom you know and even whom you don’t know. And my wife also supported me to a great extent. We now are blessed with a daughter Tunisha after 19 years. We pray she continues to take the family tradition ahead.

7) During 1990’s starting a website was not so easy? How you managed to start and sustain till now?

Answer: Yes, it was difficult we put in our entire resources. Almost 60,000 Rs we spent in year 2000 to set up the entire infrastructure.

I did not know how but I had to carry on. I was in a complete financial crunch. Thank to my wife and my Mother. She always encouraged me saying “Jiska koi nahi uska Khuda hai Yaro” (When there is no one to help you, remember God is there for your help).

Today we are not an NGO, Take no donations and run the helpline in about Rs 10,000/- per annum. Its 15 years now we are doing it.

8) Share few success stories which are matter of proud for you.

Answer: Once on call, I went to meet Dr Nimal Jaiswal at his Hospital. He asked me to wait in a room for a few minutes, saying that there were some people who wanted to meet me. A nurse ushered the grateful family of the patient who needed eight units of blood for an emergency operation. The Blood Donors had come in through our site, and helped saving his life.

With deepest gratitude the patient’s wife tried touching my feet and thanked me for the service. She then said “Beta yahi zindagi me tumhara Bank balance hai, Seva kar ke ashirwad pana, usse bada dhan koi nahi.” (No reward in life is greater than the gratitude of your fellowmen for service rendered). This was another turning point in my life and IBD. I was more determined now to take it to maximum needy.

9) Can you give some stats like daily how many inquiries come on to your system for blood need?

Answer: We receive about 100 requests for blood at an average and about 5-10 new donors sign up daily.

10) Do you also keep a check on any mal-practice if happening like donors charging money or other benefits in lieu of blood?

Answer: Yes, we were doing that before but now we don’t. In past 15 years, only one such case has been reported. Moreover, we encourage patient’s family not to take blood from such people.

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11) What should be the role of Government, hospitals and individuals to bridge this blood need gap.

Answer: No Comments.

12) Who all are your supporting partners for your initiative? Please elaborate.

Answer: We are fortunate to have great partners who helped us from time to time to take our initiative in a structured manner. Our partners are: IVRS Partner – www.awaaz.de | SMS short Code Partner – www.innoz.com | SMS short Code Partner – www.txtbrowser.com | Hosting Partner – www.net4.in

13) After you, who will take care of the initiative you have started?

Answer: Nature will take care of that.  I will pass it on to somebody who will take care of it. Why think of the future. Be in the Present.

14) How can today’s youth and readers especially management students contribute towards your initiative?

Answer: Spread the word., motivate more donors to sign up. Students from management schools should join us and help us develop better systems.

15) What is your message to all the readers?

Answer: I quote Mother Teresa – “Help each other One to One. Do not depend on our Leaders”.

Request: Please circulate the below poster among your circle as this may help in saving few life.

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For more details about Indianblooddonors, please visit: www.indianblooddonors.blogspot.com

 

“Soch Badlo, Desh Badlega”, Interview with Winnie Singh, Founder & Executive Director – Maitri

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Winnie Singh – Founder & Executive Director, Maitri

While we are so busy in meeting our career aspirations and climbing the professional ladder, sometimes we forget to look back at our Parents who are getting old and need our support.

“Do not forget your elders and discard them when you think you have no use for them as you owe everything to them” – Winnie Singh, Founder & Executive Director – Maitri.

Winnie Singh is a committed social worker, with over two decades of experience at national and grassroots level in public healthcare, with special emphasis in the area of health, elderly and gender equity. Winnie founded Maitri – a non profit organization committed to Poverty Alleviation, Education and Health. As Executive Director of Maitri, Winnie has taken the organization from a grassroots initiative in NE India to a nationally acclaimed organization fighting for the rights of women and children, health initiatives and poverty and hunger issues.

Winnie graduated in Psychology and Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. Presently she is a PhD scholar in Public Health at Jodhpur National University.

She is a fellow at the Inter-University on Armed Forces and Society – IUSAFS.

Her initiative got featured on Satyamev Jayate, a TV show hosted by Aamir Khan.

I had candid discussion with Winnie Singh about her initiative.Please read below the full interview:

1) What does Maitri exactly do? 

Maitri is a Developmental NGO committed to identity, respect and dignity to all vulnerable populations. Maitri is engaged with migrant workers in Ranchi and New Delhi in ensuring information and education about citizenship rights, and facilitating access to the Govt schemes. Under the Violence against Women project, Maitri is actively engaged in policy, advocacy, prevention of domestic violence, Promoting happy and healthy families by educating communities about gender sensitisation, recognition of domestic violence and early intervention through workshops, street theatre, IEC material like posters, booklets, etc.

 2) Elaborate your journey in establishing Maitri. Any personal experience that led to this decision?

Maitri was dreamt of and made a reality in 2005, while my husband was DG,Assam Rifles in Shillong, Meghalaya. On our visits to various establishments under his command, we came across a strong presence of violence in the uniformed services perpetuated by the men because of masculinity issues, which was giving a rise to not only sexually transmitted infections but also HIV. The risk to the marital home was very high and the extra marital episodes were on the increase due to ignorance and no access to information. And on being diagnosed with disease such as HIV, the men again because of no access to information presumed they were waiting to die and the feeling of helplessness, frustration combined with a feeling of revenge from all women made the communities vulnerable along with his own family.

 3) Please tell us about your background before starting Maitri.

I was born in a service family, with a very compassionate upbringing where we were encouraged from a young age to share our food and belongings with those who were not so fortunate. Having done my schooling and university education in Delhi, I was married into an army family. I was married to my first husband for 18 years. I started working in the tourism industry post my break up with my first husband. One of the key reasons why I commit myself to working as a support group for uniformed services is because in the uniform, there is no access to information, there are no support groups available, and the women are left to fend for themselves. The contradiction is extremely challenging for the women because army advises you to approach police for solutions and police insists the case belongs to the army.

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 4) Explain the challenges you have faced from inception till date.

Maitri has had to face challenges from funding to trust building with its beneficiaries. Funding remains the biggest challenge till date.

 5) Please explain about the mid day meal program and skill development training sessions at your Ashram.

Maitri committed itself to respect and dignity for widow mothers in 2010. After a lot of deliberation, we understood the need to ensure a full stomach to help them move out of the circle of begging and exploitation. Maitri has been feeding approx 500 widows and is in the process of skill development and income generation with partners. Due to paucity of funds, we have to have commitment from other organisation who would do skill training and ensure employment to promote confidence, respect and dignity for the mothers.

 6) How do you generate funds to support your initiative?

We do events for fund raising or apply for grants. Other than that we have individuals who support Maitri in our initiatives. Maitri was chosen after due diligence to be one of the few NGO’s to be made beneficiaries for its program with elderly women by Satyamev jayate.

 7) Please share with us the role of family in supporting your initiative. 

My husband Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh is an extremely compassionate human being. I would not have been able to achieve my dreams without his support. He is extremely appreciative and works with me full time to make a difference to the communities we work with.

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 8) What are your future plans? Are you planning to expand the Aashram in other parts of country?

Maitri is now in a consolidation phase. We are not going to expand anywhere else but concentrate on ensuring the projects we are engaged with deliver and are success models which could be used as a best practice.

 9) How can today’s youth and readers especially management students contribute towards your initiative? 

Youth is the pillar of tomorrow. They are the leaders of the new age. Students from management schools can engage in a starting a dialogue on the need for respect and dignity for women. They can be instruments of change for cultural and patriarchal mindsets.

 10) What is your message to all the readers? 

My take home to all would be “Respect Humanity”. Be compassionate and take time out to think and help one person who may not be as fortunate. And last but not the least, do not forget your elders and discard them when you think you have no use for them as you owe everything to them.

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 To know more about her initiatives, please visit Maitri website: www.maitriindia.org

Is Money Everything in life?

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Before coming to the money part, let’s go back to the era for some time when money was not into existence and let’s analyze how people survived those days? There was barter system in place where people used to exchange their goods in order to suffice their needs. Later to standardise the whole exchange system, coins were introduced and later the more modified version is currency.

 

Yes, money is everything.

Again, in this competitive world money is the need and its demand varies from the state of livelihood. A farmer needs money to grow crops, a beggar needs money to fill the empty stomach, a middle class person needs money to take care of his/her family well, a richy rich person also needs money to become richiest rich..Hence certainly there is need of money and that need varies from person to person.

Money brings in a sense of safety and calmness as when we see to have money in our bank account we feel confident. We work 9 hrs a day and sometimes slog for more than 12 hrs to earn some extra money even when we do not like our boss., the only factor is Money.

Money defines your position in society, and higher the position, more respect youhave. Who do not want to be respected? In colleges a student merit is judged by his/her package what he received during campus placement. If you have money, you are King.

 

No, Money is not everything:

Can you buy everything with money? Can you buy happiness? Can you buy a relationship? Can you buy love? And moreover, can you live without all these? We are social animals which means we are born to socialize and definitely no money can buy socialization.

“With money you can buy a house but not a home; With money you can buy a clock but not time;  With money you can buy a bed but not sleep; With money you can buy a book but not knowledge; With money you can buy a doctor but not health; With money you can buy a position but not respect; With money you can buy blood but not life;  With money you can buy sex but not love.” (Unknown)

Money is also a root cause for many evils like these days most of the crime happens for money. Money makes you greedy and jealous and slowly you start losing respect. Money can be earned but respect can’t be.

 

Analysis:

Money has both advantages and disadvantages. We need to prioritize our life and earn sufficient by keeping a balance between other aspects of life too. Also, we should not go greedy for money that we start compromising on relations, love and health as at the end we human are social animals. If money can build you, it can destroy you too… So my dear friends, net net is earn money but keep a balance in other aspects of life too as Money is not everything in life.
(dedicated to one of my wanna be editor friend) 

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