Tuesday, April 4

The Living Dead

We say that the hour of death is uncertain, but when we say this we think of that hour as situated in an obscure and distant future. It does not occur to us that it can have any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance".
-Marcel Proust, In Search Of Lost Time

How true is that. Uncertainity is the only certain thing about life. Yet we love money. Perhaps it's ok to love money but it's not ok to be obsessed over it. Cos if you start loving money too much that obsession will start loathing your life. It'll make you forget who you are and your purpose on Earth. It'll eat you up even without your knowledge and it could be too late to get back your life again. I'll give you an example.

I know this elderly lady. She's very very very rich but she doesn't spend a cent, no not even on herself. She is always out to grab someone else's money or survive on someone else's bread. It's so revolting to even come across her but unfortunately she's someone we know and cannot completely discard from our lives. Anyways my point is that she is money hungry and that hunger grows by the second. She prays at temples to acquire
another new house (she already has about 4 houses but don't live properly in any). She wants more and more money for herself and for her children but for no one else. She doesn't give a cent to someone in need, she doesnt even buy a coffee for herself and she doesnt go out unless it's free. She tells me that she prays everyday to God asking for money (I can see God sitting in a corner taring His hair out in frustration). She even goes to an atrologer to ask what her future financial status is, hahahahahaha how funny! Future? What about the life she's wasting right now while dreaming of more and more money? When will she ever start living instead of rotting in greed? Whenever she speaks it's only about money and nothing else. I bet her eyes have $ signs instead of an iris and she'd probably love to get a job at a mint. Her house is not a home, her dinner is never cooked, her family is not close-knit and most of all she's not living...she may call it as her kind of living but I find it ridiculous and a disgrace to human life. I call such people the living dead. I know I have no right to judge but this kind of life has to be worse than death and even worse than a poor man's life. What will happen to all that money when she's physically dead? Is she going to take any of that with her? In the end she hasn't lived at all, cos death has become her.

Looking at her I thank God that I have been given the gift of Living..and that I'm not one of the dead, walking this Earth in greed. Don't be too attached to something that you can't enjoy now 'cos what's the point in loving it if you can't enjoy it.
~~From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear.
-The Buddha.

69 Cranium Signets:

Pri said...

well...tht ol lady really needs to read ur post...lol!!!
does she even know u thinkin soo much bout her...
nice thoughts by the way...everyone must know thier priorities ...guess thts whr happiness begins...:)
*smiles*

Keshi said...

~~Pri

She's abt 65...and I know her all my life...she's the greediest I have ever known. Occasionally my mum and I have advised this lady...but none of our advice is taken. She's on her own mission.

**does she even know u thinkin soo much bout her...

no it's not that im thinking too much abt her..this is the real her..so there's nothing extra to think abt her lol!

Keshi.

Die Muräne said...

I know many people like her. But I try not to think to much about them or jugde, because I can't change them. Can't change anyone but me. And thats enough.

Shiv said...

Yeah..there are few..mebbe lotsa ppl like this who make a hell outa life...but i dont understand wat happiness they get in such things

Michelle said...

wats the point?i mean...thr r actually ppl like tht?!

saby said...

for once i agree wid wat
Die Muräne said...




most of the time he talks shit though

Renu said...

Nice..enjoyed being here..:)

anuj said...

$ $
O

she must be somehow related to uncle scrooge :D .

ya ur write its not quite a life .. jst running after money & saving it jst to see the shine .

hey keshi give her some tutions yaar .. tell her how 2 live life to d max :D .

TAKE care . anuj .

burf said...

u are so attached to hate ppl infested with her kind of greed

let go and love or admit that you are in the same condition as she in some different way

Contented said...

They say "Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough."

As of me, I love to hear someone saying "Hey I found something (lately) in my life that gives me more happiness than money alone.

One doesn't necessarily have to be rich to realize money alone cann't give happiness.

PRADEEP K. said...

From greed comes fear. From fear comes greed. Greed and fear are the driving forces in the universe. The worst fear is the fear of uncertainty.

But we must realize that uncertainty cannot be bought out. Money is no help.

Money: medium of exchange. Period. Looking up to money as anything more than that is sheer madness.

People who hoard money argue that it offers them security against uncertainty. But if you look closely at them, you will see that it does exactly the opposite. Money makes them more insecure.

No one can do anything for this elderly lady. But she does have one positive point. She serves as a live model of how-not-to-be. Others can surely learn something from her life. And from her death.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Keshi, as Pri noted first, the ol' stingy mama need to read your post.

Why not have the pluck to send her a copy of it with that illustration too.

I have been with the richest of the rich and I have been with the poorest of the poor. And I have seen that death is no respecter of persons. Otherwise, the rich would have used their money and riches to bribe death to postpone their death until further notice.

But I have seen love that is stonger than death. And that love is my own money. Because, love is my faith and my strength. And my love can overcome the wrath of the earth.

God bless.

Jeevan said...

Money will come and go, but life its only one time, if it goes will not come. We should enjoy our life with money and at the same should give to other (like poor).

Shriedhar said...

true.
we r here to live.
so let's live it fully :)
~cheers

Princess said...

"From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear.-The Buddha."

Buddha, his preachigns are so divine. I am interested in Zen also. Good post. :)

We search for money to have happiness.
We loose happiness while searching for money.

dfg said...

hi keshi...
after long time i am popping by...hope ur keeping well...
i have come across many like these....some ppl forget the present and live for the happy future...which in her case never comes

nice post..
Prakash

southpaw said...

From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear.-The Buddha.***For me the grief brings fear, fear brings the greed and the greed brings the man out of me, so lemme stay greedy...:)
Mind u i m not talking about greed for money...:)
Nice post and beautifull thought as usual.

Mirage said...

Wow...this is deep. My funda is simple... ignorance is bliss!! ;)

Take care

karmic_jay said...

Sigh! Takes all people innit to make this world the way it is?
Ya I would run from people like this, what good is money if you cannot enjoy it?
Reminds me of someone who I used to know, when ever I met him, one of his fav topics was comparing prices in his neighborhood versus ours and we were like in the same city!
Am glad I am not in touch with him anymore..
You are gracious enough to stay in touch and probably have yur reasons too. I might have just cut and run away. :)

KL said...

Oh! you have judged the person correctly. Incredible!!! I am yet to meet such a person, and so finding it hard to believe. She doesn't even cook or look after her own family, but she is hoarding money for her children!!!! Why????????????????????????

Oh! I would love to meet one of these people - such rare musuem pieces..

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Seriously! I don't understand how can some people be like that ... i have someone like that in my dad's family!

Anyway ... it's really sad ... since u said she's 65 already ... am wondering when is she actually gonna enjoy all that money .... short-term saving is alrite ... but ... lol ... anyway ... all i got to say is ... May God Bless her! (with some brains and a heart!) ;p

Maya Cassis said...

yes ,i will not advocate greed.but sometimes i do feel money helps in giving so much security and comfort.
I am trying to follow Buddha because I know the more you earn for the materialistic things in life,the more you lose touch with reality and life itself
But if i had as much as the old lady you described I doubt I would live life the way she does.that's just plain irritating.

Wanderer said...

Will u leave ppl on their own
U did right in advising her but if she din heed to it its her wish!!
let her be greedy and stingy
The truth is that money is just like an Ocean!
If u start searching for salt u will find nothing until u taste it!!
Similarly she will realize it may it be 66 or mebbe her Judgement day!
The time will come for sure

Nanyaar? said...

Hey Girl,

Wad up, howz it rollin?

What you say is so true.. there are many of those kinds. I dont know what will change them, I guess they will just die that way.

But then its a lesson to us about who we should not be.

What is money when it comes to Hunger?
What is money when it comes to life?
And what is money,
All I need it Love..

Okay you have a great day now..

I'll holla back laterz.,

Cheers,

NY?

Sudarshan said...

You are right..Money is important, but secondary. Most of us fail to realise that all our money is no good when we face certain crucial moments in our lives. Death and disease can strike anytime, and it proves that nature is the boss. We're mere insignificant ants, and our money has even lesser significance!!

smiley said...

it is a pity that
no one took her to a mall to do shopping... that might have changed her mind or
to a one armed bandit machine where her greediness would have left her penniless or
send her to me, i desperately need some money and will find out a way to get it from her 50% for u :)

Het Waghela said...

Such people have no right to live and you very rightly used "Living Dead".
I have seen people who had no mind but money in their head.

Mathias said...

shes dum

Jo said...

When you mentioned about the old lady -- I have a friend here. He makes a decent earning with his job in an airline company. But when we go out, he never pays! Never!! And he would make the others pay for them. Such a disgusting behaviour!!!

Dawn....सेहर said...

Very true dear...I like ur post..! As I know some who run after money and till date they are just running after money forgetting there relationships...greed to get more and from everywhere...and when they see me enjoying life...they just look and wonder ..I wish!!!
I always tell them...if you dont enjoy now..you will never..!
I pity that lady...who just want money...!!!
I know this lady who is also extremely greedy for money but others..as she never earned ...never worked...but she want everyone to give her money and when her hubby died she said everything is mine coz my hubby earned it for me..so her two sons asked...what was he to us then??? :) and even today she says when she will die she will take this all with her...so her elder son said...dont worry mom..I will write a cheque worth all that you want and will go with you when you die :D...I often wonder why why?

SamY said...

ha ha "Don't be too attached to something that you can't enjoy now 'cos what's the point in loving it if you can't enjoy it." - this one is gud ;)

guess shez like uncle scrooge ;))

shez a lil 2 obsessed ... but its always better to have some money for old age ... never know when ppl will ditch u these days :-s

wait a min ... now when did u turn into buddha's 8 fold path? :p

Trée said...

Excellent post my dear angel. Proust is so wonderfully right. Most of us live in anticipation of living, always waiting, always expecting, always thinking of what will be or could be or should be instead of just living. Just breathe. Just eat. Just sleep. Just type this message. Why is that so hard?

Sujit said...

Being greedy is most carp thing on earth. And espiccialy for money is living dead as you said!.. And the worst part.. even if we tell antyhing to themm they wont listen!!... Its far better to be away from these sort of people!!!..

Perplexio said...

But it's not limited to money. Letting ANYTHING consume your life to that extent is a bad idea. To forsake everything else in your life and put such a heavy and extreme focus on a single thing or a single goal is folly.

It's admirable to be devoted to something... but there's devotion and then there's obsession... And the line between the two really isn't that fine. This lady isn't devoted to money, she's obsessed with it. Devotion is admirable, but obsession is just plain sad.

sittingnut said...

good day to you mate!

case you cite is an extreme case. i am not sure we should draw lessons from such extreme (and probably mentally sick) cases :-) that old woman probably can enjoy her money in her own peculiar way, even though we cannot comprehend it.

and i am not sure that the buddha meant that kind of greed in the passage you quote.
i do agree on the main point of your post.

imo we should live or life to the fullest with complete awareness about oneself.

only everyone interpret 'living' in very different ways, that is why we should not judge.

on the other hand imo we should always listen to angels bc they may teach us things about life we don't know :-)

tsduff said...

The time to live is now. You can't take a single thing with you. I like your post Keshi - and it seems to reflect the theme that has been coming up this past year in my life. You always have thought-provoking posts. Thank you for sharing.

Keshi said...

~~Die_Murane

**But I try not to think to much about them or jugde, because I can't change them. Can't change anyone but me. And thats enough.

true...but we cant just sit and let them eat emselves up...:) I have told this lady many times that she should start Living Life...but she doesnt get it I know. But one day, one fine day, may be my words will ring in her ears and they will make sense to her..my hope is that :)




~~Shiv

**but i dont understand wat happiness they get in such things

exactly my thoughts...




~~Michelle

hey Mich, there r real ppl like that :) Yeah I know its shocking!




~~Saby

:) Murane dun talk shit..he makes sense most of the time.




~~Renu

WC Renu and thanks!




~~Anuj

lol @scrooge!

**hey keshi give her some tutions yaar

I have told many times...ofcourse I cant be rude to her like in this post lol. But everytime I advise her, she mocks me...like Im some preaching saint who has no life.




~~Burf

I was quite taken by surprise with ur comment...

**u are so attached to hate ppl infested with her kind of greed

what makes u think Im ATTACHED to HATING any person at all Burfy??


**let go and love or admit that you are in the same condition as she in some different way

I have let go of her ages ago...mentally. But physically she's still with us so I cant quite let go of her totally. LOVE? I love her more than anyone in her family or else I would have asked her never to visit me or my family. It's Because of my Love for her that I want her to CHANGE. If I didnt Love her would I bother to write a post abt her or even think abt her??

Im not in her condition at at all...how?

U know Burfy...ur commenst hurt me alot. Thanks anyways!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

~~Contented

**Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough."

thats so true...it's a never-ending hunger...


**One doesn't necessarily have to be rich to realize money alone cann't give happiness.

thats so true too! I aint rich but I know that money can never buy happiness...

Thanks!




~~Pradeep.K

Hey Pradeep hows u?

**But we must realize that uncertainty cannot be bought out

Spot on! U know there was this rich guy in Aus...he was so greedy and he did alot of wrong things to earn more n more money...in the end he got caught and the Aus securities were chasing him ard...he was so depressed he committed suicide last year. So there u go!


**She serves as a live model of how-not-to-be. Others can surely learn something from her life. And from her death.

Pradeep u make some of the WISEST statements! TY!




~~Orikinla_Osinachi

**Why not have the pluck to send her a copy of it with that illustration too.

hehe..u think I should? hmmm...mebbe she'll laugh at me like she usually does...


**And that love is my own money. Because, love is my faith and my strength. And my love can overcome the wrath of the earth.

SO TRUE! That was such a lovely thing to say mate...Love can conquer death too..cos when one dies the Love still remains...




~~Jeevan

**but life its only one time, if it goes will not come.

so true thanks!




~~Shredhar

True, live life King size :)




~~Aizwaickha

Have u read the Dhammapadha - Buddha's teachings....


**We search for money to have happiness.
We loose happiness while searching for money.

Thats si true Aish thanks!




~~Prakash

hey Prakash long time! So good to see u here :)

**some ppl forget the present and live for the happy future...which in her case never comes

True...so many ppl waste their present longing for a nicer future...




~~Southpaw

**For me the grief brings fear, fear brings the greed and the greed brings the man out of me, so lemme stay greedy..

aww South u aint greedy in any way! Ur just assuming that abt u :)




~~Mirage

**ignorance is bliss

lol hey na...this aint too deep...c'mon :) Its simple...dun be greedy, thats all :):)




~~Karmic_Jay

**You are gracious enough to stay in touch and probably have yur reasons too

I cant let go of someone so close to us..she's greedy but I cant forget her or dump her just liek that. Yeah she gives me a BIG headache with her money-talk but I have mentally switched off :) Some ppl r hard to change...but someday she'll rem my words...some day...




~~KL

lol KL u got to meet her...Im afraid u'll go nuts..hehehe..


**She doesn't even cook or look after her own family, but she is hoarding money for her children!!!! Why

nope...her kids r big now but she doesn tive a damn abt her husband or kids even when they were young...she's 24/7 trying to earn money on some way or the other..it's really sad. Her husband often tells me abt it too. He's a good man but he's quite sad that he married her, yeah even now he says that!




~~Cheesy_Termite

aww Cheesy huggggggz!

**since u said she's 65 already ... am wondering when is she actually gonna enjoy all that money ....

lol yeah..like when? Poor soul. I actually feel sorry for her more than any contempt...

God cant bless many older ppl with new brains and hearts na..unfortunately..hehehehe...




~~Maya_Casis

** i do feel money helps in giving so much security and comfort.

I agree..the basic security and conforts in life perhaps.


**But if i had as much as the old lady you described I doubt I would live life the way she does

Im not sure if I'd be like her or not...cos I really dunno what that much money will do to me...




~~Wanderer

hey Wandy!

**Will u leave ppl on their own
U did right in advising her but if she din heed to it its her wish!!

lol I left her alone mate...but she keeps coming ard talking abt money money n money..it's quite pathetic.

yeah unfortunately her judgement day wont take any accountants, banks and dollars into consideration...:)




~~Nanyaar

Im well ty and urself?

**But then its a lesson to us about who we should not be.

so true! Just like what Pradeep said...we can learn from these ppl not to waste our lives...

Yep Love is all we need...and some ppl find it soooo hard to 'stand that...

thanks!




~~Sudharshan

**We're mere insignificant ants, and our money has even lesser significance!!

so true! Ty!




~~Smiley

lol ur so sweet!

**it is a pity that
no one took her to a mall to do shopping

I did..so many times...thats how I know that she wont spend a cent...even her groceries, coffee or lunch, I buy :) And this is not once or twice...abt 100 times!


** i desperately need some money and will find out a way to get it from her 50% for

heheheh great idea...we both can rob her lol!




~~het_Waghela

hey Het hows u?

**I have seen people who had no mind but money in their head

true..thats cos they have lost their mind to money..




~~Mathias

WC Mathias :)

**she's dum

lol spot on! ppl need to have the cranium to realise they need to LIVE...so true!




~~Jo

**But when we go out, he never pays! Never!! And he would make the others pay for them. Such a disgusting behaviour!!!

oh I know such ppl! If someone is earning a decent pay then dun let em run all over u next time Jo...when all of us go out here, we share the expenses even among good friends. It's fair and civil. Next time ask him to pay for his own. Dun lose ur self-confidence to that miser :) Speak up.




~~Dawn

**and when they see me enjoying life...they just look and wonder ..I wish!!!

omg thats to true! She does the same to my family. Cos we r not rich like her bur we enjoy life! We go places, eat well, party, sing n dance etc etc. In other words, our house is a Home. Whereas her's is not. And u know she had told another friend of my mum that she finds it amazing to see us all so happy w.o. much money or assets! And she has also said that how in the hell do we enjoy so much! LOL poor lady dunno what Life is...how sad!


**..I will write a cheque worth all that you want and will go with you when you die

lol that son is clever! hahahahaha! Well how is she gonna take all that money to Hell? Even if she did, there'll be alot of others like her waiting to steal her money there :):)

Thanks dear!




~~Samy

hehehe Samy ur sweet :)


**but its always better to have some money for old age ... never know when ppl will ditch u these days

true I agree...we cant be foolish to spend all our money and be broke when we r old. But she aint spending any lol!

when did I become a Buddha? ok Im a mini-female-Buddha-follower since I was born :)




~~Tre

**Just breathe. Just eat. Just sleep. Just type this message. Why is that so hard

omg ur so right Tre! How hard is it to do all that ha? But so many ppl find it hard...amazing!




~~Sujit

**even if we tell antyhing to themm they wont listen!!... Its far better to be away from these sort of people!!!.

true they dun listen...but some day they will hear our words echo...Im so sure of that. Even in another sphere of life...




~~Perplxio

**But it's not limited to money. Letting ANYTHING consume your life to that extent is a bad idea.

So true..unhealthy addictions u may call em...


**This lady isn't devoted to money, she's obsessed with it. Devotion is admirable, but obsession is just plain sad.

So true! U described it really well mate. She has no devotion, just greed...




~~Sittingnut

heyyy u :)


** i am not sure we should draw lessons from such extreme (and probably mentally sick) cases

true...but she aint mentally ill...but a very greedy person..we can draw lessons from such ppl...d u rem the angulimala story from Buddha's days? He was an extreme case wasnt he...and what abt the lesson in the end...even to such a criminal, we shall have mercy cos he understood his evilness in the end...:)

I know I shouldnt judge anyone but who would judge one another..tell me :)




~~Terry

huggggggz Terry!

**You can't take a single thing with you. I like your post Keshi - and it seems to reflect the theme that has been coming up this past year in my life.

oh really? thats great then :) Yeah u cant take anything with u...u have to leave everything when u go...even ur family and loved-ones...so why worry so much abt money.


Thanks!


Keshi.

praveen said...

sounds something like my previous post

**
Money: medium of exchange. Period


what is the point of having all the money in the world when you cant spend them??

ill rather keep some...have a good life..and maybe give some too

The Phoenix said...

Keshi, you already know what happened with me and my "near death experience."

It changed my life forever. I sold the big fancy house, and promised to focus more on my family and my personal development.

I used to be so driven, a type A personality. Very very vain. When I think back, it's almost like I was a completely different person then.

Keshi said...

~~Praveen

yep I rem that great post of ur's...so true!

Thanks!




~~The_Phoenix

I know that story mate..not completely but I know that ur NDE changed ur life. It's good that something so positive came out of that...brilliant change!

Keshi.

burf said...

i hate being judgemental

and i hated myself even more when i wrote those words for u

but somehow i cudnt see ur love in ur words... u were just going on crucifying her, and i always belived [i still do] you to be a very forgiving, almost angelical, human and really cudnt stop myself when saw u making such remark about someone

i was like i didnt want to see u in a not-sweet, not-goody, not-loving-even-for-a-second avtar

i dont know if u really understand what i mean all above

im sorry

Keshi said...

~~Burfy

hehe its ok...we r here to say honest feelings abt a post...and u wrote what u felt and thats great. I take criticism quite graciously and the only reason I was hurt was cos u said I hate her and that I suffer from the same condition. Cos I dont Burfy.


**i hate being judgemental

We all keep saying that but how true to it do we stay in real life? We r judgemental in every aspect of our lives be it a positive or a negative thought abt someone. We cant help it, can we? When u called me to be an angelic person, u still judged me...judged me to be a sweet person :)


**but somehow i cudnt see ur love in ur words... u were just going on crucifying her

yes I was shooting her down in this post...but that doesnt mean there's no love. Havent u ever criticised a loved-one (even in ur head) just cos u cant believe his/her ways? Sometimes we scream and yell at our loved-ones to wake em up...we have to.

And maybe u did that to me too..by that earlier comment :) It's ok, I u'stand u...and Im sorry too Burfy if I ever confused u.

Hugggggz now!

Keshi.

ishita said...

i haven't met any such person personally...and the same time, i've met ppl wid a whole lot of money and yet so humble...

*sigh* money is not everything but it is 'something'!...it wld be perfect na:) if evryone understood that life wld be simpler if we cld live within our means...it's good to want to better our finances but to be obsessed with it and forget how to enjoy life...that's really sad...

hmmm...too late to change the lady u're talkin abt tho!..at 65 no one's willing to change a life time of thot process! i know that only too well!!

wallycrawler said...

Have you ever seen the version of "A Christmas Carol" , when Marley shows Ebenezer remorseful ghosts of wealthy men all trying to throw money at the poor and suffering ?

Some people just don't get it until it's to late .

suniieee said...

you don't understand!!! its not that easy!! being 15 and trying to love your self is sooooo hard and i don't know but i am working on trying to help me.

Keshi said...

~~Ishita

hey Ish!

That's great u know rich n humble ppl...always nice to meet such ppl. I know a few like that too.

65 is too late to change I know...she'll prolly die with this mentality..it's sad..





~~Wallycrawler

No :( I havent seen that..I will def see it this weekend then...

yeah it's too late to live after ur dead :)

ty!





~~Suniieee

**you don't understand!!!

yeah I dun u'stand...I dun u'stand how u continue to do something that's making u feel horrible...??


**its not that easy!! being 15 and trying to love your self is sooooo hard and i don't know but i am working on trying to help me.

I've been 15 and altho I didnt love myself overly, it wasnt such a hard thing to do! Why cant u love urself???


Keshi.

uttara said...

muaaaaahhhhhh
mes greedy ... am a greedy fox ..loll

see u too greedy ..lolll cos u wanna say u r sexiest but u aint as sexy as me :)) hahaha
:p
lollllllll kidding
ok now coming to ur post ..

most of them r like that .. n its quite irritating tooo .. so 1 should become blind n not see it .. but be smart wen it comes to u

missss uuuuuuu

uttara said...

southy ...

**so lemme stay greedy...:)
Mind u i m not talking about greed for money...:)

LMAO
lollllllllllll then wat wat .. tel tel ... hhahahahaha
heeeeee

Keshi said...

~~Uttara

lol I know Im greedy for being less greedy :):)

South is talking abt Salma Hayek...dun u know duhhh!


Keshi.

uttara said...

greedy to be less greedy ..hahahhaha

u my sweetooooooo

hugzzzzzzzz


southy talking abt salma ???????

oooooooooooooooooooo he knws wat i ws aking :d ...loll right southy ...lollll

greedy=raj ..hahhhaha kidding :p

Dalicia said...

okay..i do know a few old people that are that way. i think it's because they've been through war, the great depression. that money is really hard to come by. sometimes, i don't understand why some old people behaves this way. then i learn to understand their past.

i presume she living alone and she may worry that if she gets sick one day. no one will take care of her (financially) it's hard to push an old lady to change her own ways.

to me, she lady sounds like she wants everything for free. and that society owes her something.
but overall, she's a nice person? just maybe she's so greedy...

:: The Protector :: said...

WE SHLD NOT BE GREEDY AT THE SAME TIME NOT TO BE STINGY....

we should control money,
money shld not to control us


Cheers!
:)

anup.777 said...

hi keshi .... i feel sorry for her ... coz' she's not gonna be able to take it with her, after all ... and its only later she'll realize what a waste it's all been ....

rebel_on_loose said...

Haha....this was a funny 1 Keshi...believe it or not i too know a few such ppl...bloody misers of the first order!
I wonder if they think they'll take all tht money with them to heaven(or hell in their case...lol)

lil _kath said...

..yeah "MONEY" is the root of all evil ,when you're drowned and ruled by it ..you will lose everything in this world.

...nice post kesh!

hugss,
-kathy-

burf said...

hmm

Keshi said...

~~Uttara

lol ur too much...greedy = raj? awww....greedy = greedy boink boink boink...:)




~~Elaine

hey Elaine I know some old ppl have very valid reasons to be money-hungry...but this lady has no reason man..lol...she is well and have so much money...this money is more than enough to care for a whole aged home :)

but yeah...like u said...maybe I should try to u'stand WHY she's so greedy...I'll keep that in mind. ty dear!




~~Vishnu

**we should control money,
money shld not to control us

u say some of the wisest lines...ty!




~~Anup

**and its only later she'll realize what a waste it's all been ....

yep later will not give her back all the life shehas missed out on living...




~~Rebel_on_loose

lol Rebzz glad u like it...

**bloody misers of the first order!

hahaha good one!

Hell will be full of more misers so I guess they can start stealing from and fighting with each other...lol!




~~Lil_Kath

**..yeah "MONEY" is the root of all evil

so true! Greed for money gives birth to Evil..




~~Burf

hmmmmmmmmmmmm...hmmmmmmmmm?? :)


Keshi.

Sudeep said...

Last nite blogger wasn't allowing me to leave a comment on this post...
so summarising it now
Alexander the Great (after capturing the world) had said while dying tht u r born empty handed n u die empty handed

So the point is enjoy life.. do invest money but dont keep it stacked n never use it

sittingnut said...

hey you :-)

angulimala ...and what abt the lesson in the end...even to such a criminal, we shall have mercy cos he understood his evilness in the end...:)
well buddha let him realize the lesson himself and i am not sure it had much to do with mercy on our part. :-)

I know I shouldnt judge anyone but who would judge one another..tell me :)
no one :-)
at least that's the theory :-)
actual fact is everyone(myself included) judge when they shouldn't.

i only hope ppl whose judgment really matters to me are like you :-)

Keshi said...

~~Sudeep

**while dying tht u r born empty handed n u die empty handed

WOW thats such a great quote to live by...very very true...

ty so much Sudeep! :)




~~Sittingnut

**and i am not sure it had much to do with mercy on our part

hehe it had with me..thats why Im so against the Death Penalty :)


**i only hope ppl whose judgment really matters to me are like you

aww thats such a nice thing to say abt me...ty n hugggggz!


Keshi.

Jewel Rays said...

hhaha yeah came across a few people who stinge on themselves and others but will run when there is free stuff around...

most of them of older age though..:)

wonder if its a trend among the oldies?

Keshi said...

~~Jewel_Rays

lol it must be an oldies' symptom :):)

Keshi.

visithra said...

U know theres the saying u cant take money to ur grave? - well i believe in that - i dont overspend coz i think its a waste to save every single penny for later when now ure not doing a thing - there was one young lady who was interviewed - she has been a scrooge for some time now - never goes out nor travel n managed to save money n she laughs at ppl who travels and goes out with friends - whats she gonna do with the money? Take it to her grave?

Keshi said...

~~Visithra

hey girl hows u?

**there was one young lady who was interviewed -

who is she? I mean some celebrity? If she's laughing at ppl who go out with friends and travel ard, it's obvious that she doesnt know what life is...poor thing, we have to pity her...

Keshi.

Princess said...

"Have u read the Dhammapadha - Buddha's teachings...."
No I have not read that one. But I am interested in Buddhism and his preachings. I have a small book on Zen and another book which has a collection of sayings by some great people including buddha.

Keshi said...

~~Aizwaikcha

hey Aish thats great...I have studied Buddhism since I was very little...I really like it's principles and teachings...not cos I was a born Buddhist but just cos it all makes good sense..


Keshi.

Handsome48 said...

This is first visit to your blog---damn interesting----I have been to Sydney,Gold Coast,and Cairns---Your continent is G8.Wish I come over once again---I acn never forget the koalas and the Kangaroos--But some of them can be violent--Almost got bitten---
well u must be surprised how I came to your blog--Your friend and my business associate introduced me--Sumathi the great...She is damn smart but I am happy that she is going to Mumbai to Baby-sit and look after her Hubby---G8 sacrifice."To continue my quote Ref: my BLOG Some people bring happiness when the come and others when they leave---Sumi belongs to the second group.
Well Nice to know u and we will continue ..bye ...dass

Keshi said...

hey hnadsome48 WC and thanks!

Sumi is a wonderful girl...I just read her latest post...awww :*(

Keshi.