Me: “Yeah but i don’t go looking around at other people’s cars with envy”
Malik :”ALHAMDULLILAH my father has GLI 2011 model and a cultus”
Me (thinking WTF) : “Hahaha, but i never told you about my father’s car till u saw it yourself, Why you telling me now about your cars when I’m not interested?”
Malik: “I’m telling you because i don’t envy anyone’s car”
Now you might guess the direction our conversation was taking and let me clarify that I’m not here to ramble against Malik as i respect his opinions (even if i find them completely illogical) but the reason I’m writing this post is because this conversation forced me to think about the materialism that has permeated our world and more specifically our society. It seems we give more importance to increasing our status and spending extravagantly on ourselves NOT for ourselves but for the people around us. Isn’t that the case? . Quite often i find girls swinging Prada bags around and shoving them up everyone’s nose (sorry for the rudeness) and boys driving expensive cars and making a point to zoom in high-speed in front of others. And then i think “what’s with these guys?”
All these luxuries, the high status in society and the license to show off is given by a piece of paper that people can kill each other for and that piece of paper as we all know is “money“. It’s true that money gets you status, comfy living, GLI and City 2011 model cars, Cambridge and Oxford shirts and a Blackberry or an I-phone but I’m asking you all that “should we allow money to define our personalities??”, “should we live only for the sake of acquiring a high status in society??”, “Can money replace our interpersonal relationships be it family or friends??”, “Can having money allow us to behave arrogantly and treat other people as if they’re losers??” and above all “can money define who we are ??” after all its just a piece of paper isn’t it?? so i would like to know what you guys think about.
In the end, I’d like to say that Malik !! if you’re reading this, thank you for giving me a whole new perspective to think about. 🙂