Since this may be a serious post I would like to add a 55-fiction story at the end of this post to make you all happy :-).
I would like to introduce you to a new character whom I recently named as Money fetish. Probably many of you should have encountered such characters in your life but for those who haven’t, I have given a few tips on how to identify them. Please bear with me for a little bit of sarcasm which I couldn’t help holding back because of all the atrocities that I have watched in all my life.
They see everyone and everything as money. If you go in front of them, they convert your self in to the amount of money that you can bring to them.
If you don’t follow them in their evaluation technique, they will call you as mad, impractical and inefficient.
If they catch you speaking on ethics and social service, they see you as an aborigine came travelled in time machine and tell you that you don’t fit this current world.
They have extreme pride about the money they posses and use it in whatever the way possible to get their work done. They don’t mind saluting the same person they stamped the day before and they will do this without even a small guilt.
Even if they find money in drainage they won’t hesitate taking this and they would be extremely proud defending this act.
Being like this will only fetch them non reliable people around, but without knowing this, they will call whole world isn’t reliable.
They call all those who have less money than them as inept, forgetting the fact that there are more people who are richer than them to call them inept.
Since because they earned some money, they think they are efficient enough to speak on any topic on earth starting from communism to strategies followed in cricket.
If you find majority of the above traits in a single person, then you can call him/ her as money fetish. They are mainly found in business. But in the last decades they entered politics too. When social workers and leaders were there in politics, India flourished but when the moment these money fetishes entered politics,…. What to say. You all know the current state.
I believe hospitals are divine profession and only people with high dignity and service mind should do this. But these fetishes entered this area in the recent decades along with politics.
They don’t care about the first aid required for a dying patient. They will be busy judging the emotional attachment of their blood relations and their wealth to calculate how much money they can loot from them.
Let us assume a situation that they are right, in being self centered. They accumulate best wealth, a beautiful bungalow, the most luxury car and cash every where. But what will they do if rest of this country is poor. What will they do if it stinks when they come out of their bungalow. Where will they drive their luxury car when the roads are poor. Whom will they converse when the rest of the country men pursue below standard life.
Only people who are totally obsessed with money can be like this. Only those who faced the strong humiliation from their own kind in young age will behave like this. So, when you encounter someone like this, don’t ever treat them as a successful person. Don’t show fake respect in front of them. Don’t appreciate them in front of anybody and don’t recognize them as a dignified person in the society. Those adulation are the food for their fetishism and it will eat that, grow fast and spoil this society in great pace. At least let us kill it by starvation. Just treat them as a normal human being with a little sympathy. After all they are mental patients. That is the reason why I call them as money fetish. Isn’t fetishism a mental problem to address?
As per my promise early, I am giving this 55-fiction here. When I was reading Vipul’s post today, I thought my intended comment has the stuff of a 55-fiction, within. And that was the inspiration to create this though I don’t know if that satisfied my thought.
"This is Saturday, 9 in the morning. Will be a busy day for me. Should start work immediately. I looked at my blog roll. Sipul has updated his blog. Oh God. His posts will be long. Will make me think and take more time. I saw his post now. Thank God it is a 55-fiction."Post Note:
- 55 fiction is a very short story which does not have more than 55 words. In the morning I read about all the rules of it with the help of Mr. R's comment on Vipul's post. I don’t know if I satisfied all the rules. I really don’t mind it as long as you enjoy it.
- I am glad and thankful for the fact that the previous post “Why Marriage” has been selected as one of the “spicy Saturday picks” by Blog Adda on 8th Aug 2009. This wouldn't have been possible without your support. Thanks a lot pals.