Accumulation of money in the modern economic world has been a well-established means to lead a comfortable life. Because they say, it can buy you everything. The statement is not incorrect because it can indeed buy you everything but not anything. These two words are used interchangeably on similar occasions have a clear distinction between
them, where ‘everything’, the word in itself is a definite proposition; ‘anything’ is a more open-ended concept. It is far beyond what is
palpable to the naked eye and that is particularly what money cannot buy. These incorporate the intangible forces of life which make it worth
while on this planet. Starting from sheer happiness to contentment, from honour to gratification, these feelings are beyond the pale of monetary estimations because of their dynamic nature is impossible to compartmentalise.
The above argument makes it clear for us to believe that money can buy us everything but not anything. Money can buy you a bed but it cannot buy sleep, money can buy you a book but not knowledge, hence it cannot be regarded as a solitary factor behind a successful life.
Because if that would be the case, the list of Nobel prize winners would have been occupied by billionaires and not by persons who devoted
their entire lives to bring a change in this society.
Fateh Chand who was conferred with the title of ‘Jagat Seth’, i.e ‘the banker of the world’, due to the immeasurable amount of wealth he possessed. Being a very rich banker in Bengal’s Murshidabad in the first half of eighteenth century, he went on to open trade firms and at one point of time financed the British merchants. He went on to hatch a
conspiracy with the British against the Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-daula, in lieu of trade privileges. The destined happened for the British but not
for Fateh Chand who was later assassinated along with his brother on orders of Mir Qasim. It was not only the end of Fateh Chand but of his empire as once the royal treasury shifted from Murshidabad to Calcutta the Chand family lost their function of minting coins and filling their purses. And within few years the bankers of the world got lost
somewhere in the monotonic herd.
These examples help us understand that money could only be regarded as one of the necessary means of life bit is nowhere near being the end, which os actually a big confusion. We blatantly ignore the inevitable and turn a blind eye towards the probable consequences.
Therefore, the dilemma between economic value and ethical values has been considered as one of the toughest in one’s life. The strategy to solve this dilemma cannot be developed but has to inculcated into someone ab-initio i.e from the very beginning. What is not ethical can never be moral which is quintessence of ethics. Hence, it is upon us to to decide what we want in life, immeasurable possessions or a small group of people to sit with and share your life experiences.