Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Money or Fame

Written By Yashvi Jalan (Grade 9)

I was caught in a Catch-22 situation when I was compelled to choose between money and fame. In my opinion, both wealth and popularity are significant in order to exploit life. However, we cannot travel two roads at the same time. Therefore, I decided to prioritize money over fame. 

Undoubtedly prosperity brings along with it, negative attributes like vanity, arrogance, egoism, etc. On the flip side, for those who want an extravagant livelihood, rupees turn out to be a boon. Being an ambivert, I often feel offended when people judge me and pass pessimistic comments. Since childhood, I have witnessed that the term “personal life”, doesn’t exist in the dictionary of popular people. They are vulnerable to trolling, abusive jokes and humiliation. Hence, for a person like me, notability in today’s hypercritical world is rather a curse than a gift. At the end of the day, in order to fulfil one’s daily requirements, coins are required not prestige. Everybody anticipates on their own accord that is renowned will increase their bank balance. Actors like Bharat Bhushan, Geetanjali Nagpal and Raj Kiran are examples of such cases. Prominence gained from social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, etc. is temporary and may vanish into thin air at any moment. According to me, money is the key to liberty. It gives you the freedom to live a life you dream of. In return, it only demands a few essential sacrifices. There are people like Asim Azim Premji and Ratan Tata who being millionaires are down to earth and humble. 

To draw a conclusion, development can be implemented only by reducing poverty. In order to achieve the first necessity, all one needs is an adequate amount of “money”. 

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