MONEY, THE NECESSARY EVIL

Two friends, John and Mia meet after college. John tells Mia that he has an idea which will make them rich. Mostly it is the reason for their debate, as Mia lives her life as it is and John always tries hard to earn lots of money. They both have not yet proven their way of living, but each thinks that their way is a better way of living. Like always they start to argue.


Mia: Why do you always run after money?
John: Because I don’t have it.
Mia: What will you do with the money.
John: I will live a lavish life; I will earn so much money that I don’t have to work ever.
Mia: And you don’t enjoy the present for that.
John: If getting rich requires few sacrifices, I am willing to make them.
Mia: Ok, let’s assume that you get rich, will you not be working then.
John: I will definitely work, but only the things I like.
Mia: You can do that right now. Why are you ruining today to make your tomorrow better?
John: I don’t know, maybe to be sure that I won’t die of poverty.
Mia: Oh if that is the reason you should get your facts right.
John: What facts are you talking about.
Mia: You are afraid of dying with poverty, but statistically speaking people are dying more because they have money not because they don’t have it.
John: I don’t believe it.
Mia: Don’t believe me, but believe WHO. It says the overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. A lot more people die of high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes than due to starvation and malnutrition.
John: That I agree but I don’t know why, but it is still acceptable to dying prematurely because of all the money related problem than the problems which arise due to lack of it.
Mia: Maybe you are right after all everyone in this world thinks like you. But what I am trying to say is don’t sacrifice your present for your future, but instead invest in your present, invest in your health and see that even with money or no money, you will live healthily and happily.


Mia and John both have valid points and they both are partially correct, theoretically, Mia sounds better, but practically it is always that what John is saying. Maybe it’s better if we not generalize it and leave it for each one to decide.

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