Friday, June 1, 2007

Money

We were discussing "money" yesterday and I didn’t like what a friend said and being the sensitive soul that I am I was thinking about it al night! some people here are obsessed with money, I will never forget what Ms. Wise Lamees told me few years ago : a woman here would buy a 800 KD bag without opening her mouth, she would go next to bargain on a 300 fils sa77arat khethra. I really don’t know how people feel "okay" about not paying the full price for a service, poor electrician comes to ur house and u think 2 kd is too much for a small job? Then you go to starbux and pay 2 kd for a mokablahblah? You pay more than 800 kd a year ( as estimated by a friend who has two kids) in the coop on junk foods, sugars cokes chocolates potato chips, but would think twice before enrolling ur kids in a 30 kd sports class? U would buy fast food meals for all of ur 4 children 3 times a week but think organic broccoli is too expensive?

you would spend 8 kd on a dvd but not 2 kd on a book? Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.

and my "friend" wants to add these :
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

1 comment:

eshda3wa said...

amen to that

you know for a while now i have been trying to adapt to a healthier life style

but its hard! I try to read everything on your blog, which helps, but because its all in arabic i have a hard time.

i applaud you for your effort

and want you to know that I really admire you!

and hope one day ill be the healthy person i see in you!