“Money doesn’t buy happiness” – I believe almost everyone must have heard this philosophical saying once in their life, but does it even make sense? I have never heard a poor man saying this, either in real life or a movie(which is indeed the epitome of stupid).
Now before everyone just starts jumping ships, I am not saying that there are no other things more important than money. My whole point revolves just around the statement that if you have money, you are not automatically more happy than someone with no or less money. It feels like these statements were just made by rich people of demotivate the poor. To tell them that even if you work harder, you are not going to be happy, yet they look pretty happy to me while making this statement.
I once asked my manager for a hike and he told me that you are not going to feel any different even if we increase your compensation, money doesn’t matter, value the exposure that you are getting. Two months later he bought an SUV while I was still taking autos(you can google what that is) and trust me, he looks really happy in that SUV.
Now, I am not saying that the people who are making money should feel guilty about it. They worked hard for it and they deserved to get all that. My problem lies in the hypocrisy of the whole situation. We are all trying to move forward not just be pushing ourselves but also by pulling others down.
The other piece of philosophy that we hear more often is “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth” . Trust me when I say it, I have seen a lot of educated idiots and a lot of uneducated intellectuals. When I say intellectuals, I do not mean that they can solve calculus or solve a chemical equation, they at least have the most basic sense of this world – CIVIC SENSE. The sense which makes us different from animals.
That’s my thought on philosophy. I case I have offended anyone philosophical people, here is a quote for you – “Humans see what they want to see.”