I must clear one thing at the start of this post, by word “Class” I just want to express the financial position of the individual and nothing else, as it the most widely used word in our society, so I am using it.
So the middle class is the most privileged, this statement might sound confusing to many, as we have to struggle a bit if not much for everything. We have to think of our Emi’s, education expenses for kids, loans, and a lot more.
I even saw some videos and blogs on how the business makes you rich or how you should come out of your mediocre life or simply the videos whose sole motive is to express that one must be wealthy to be happy. Well, that’s not completely wrong but neither it is completely true.
That’s why I said the middle class is the most privileged class of our society, We can easily make our living but need a little effort for taking an extra step, we have all we need and we get some of what we desire. Anyway, desires have no end they always keep growing. That extra little step to get our desire teaches us the value of hard work at the same time it makes us value what we have.
These thoughts of mine make two meaning, it can be quoted as the person who is happy with his comfort zone, who is scared of taking a risk in his life so making excuses to live in his mediocrity or a person who doesn’t desire much and is happy if his basic needs are fulfilled. Well, I don’t mean both.
One must take all the risk chasing his dreams, but dreams must not be money, it should be the things you love doing and believe me you will find lots of those. Money is a byproduct. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t.
You should not be a millionaire who doesn’t have time to dance with his kids.
Even your hobbies and interests leave you one day if you don’t have someone to share the joy and happiness you get from those things.
There was one dialogue in the movie “Chichore” who ever is happy with the tag of loser can leave the room right now. Believe me, I would be the first one to leave not because I would be happy with the tag but just because no one else other then me can give me that tag.
And the other gang who stayed and decided to fight were not wrong either because they were not ready to take the wrong thing from anyone, they decided to prove their point, it matters to them.
So, find out Who are you? What are you? God make all of us different for a reason. You need not be judged by anyone, You should have your purposes you should have your desires.
Drink with a friend, walk with your lover, cooking for your kids, going to places, Climbing a tree I think all these things sound better than being a millionaire.
So millionaire or middle class hardly matters until you know what makes you happy of at least you decide to find out what makes you happy.
I have a few examples that inspired me a lot.
First on was a guy, who doesn’t like to be around people much. He made a treehouse in the jungle lives there, meditate and do whatever he wants and yes he was doing small jobs to make his living.
Other one wanted to see the places around so he just left his house with his backpack, he travels with whatever he gets without money or he just walks, he eats whatever he gets or if someone gives him something for free, he has some basic knowledge of plants which can be eaten . He just travels, he don’t earn and he was travelling for the last 16 months when I saw his video.
Ratan Tata, a billionaire or even more but it doesn’t matters to him, lives a simple life. A philanthropist, a business tycoon, and I don’t even need to tell anything about him.
Sudha Murthy, A philanthropist and extremely disciplined lady, though I never wanted to be like her it’s not my cup of tea . But she loves doing these things, she is so passionate for her work , she is an inspiration.
Prakash Amte, Dedicated his life for a purpose, leprosy patients or animals and tribals of the jungle whoever needs his help, he is there.
The list Is endless, but these gems show us what to focus on and it’s not money.