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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:11 PM
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Re: Material Objects and Objectives

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Originally Posted by Jagmohan View Post
It’s all part of the game, social status ( log kya kahenge ) and indirect Bossism on others, and hold on the society by belittling others indirectly and that’s is in our blood-dna,.. I am more richer than you, we are high-society, modern society, educated class,… yada yada,..

People also evaluate you on the power of Money, big house, expensive cars, and that’s what also brings high class family’s Grooms and brides,…

A male wears good clothes to attract the women,.. a women wears good clothes and jewels to jealous/envy the other women,… Kids love to say others, we have own pool, boat, Van,.. to other kids,..and these are the mindset of us people, even in USA.

If your family have no Vans, no two car garage, no expensive brand cars, than have no value in desi society and typical desi thinks of us in a developing nation sort of stage…

My own view and perspective is polar opposite, and I have pin-pointed followed I,t till day,..

I love small houses - Less heating bills, Less property taxes, Less maintenance, Less insurances, Less water and sewer bills, Less free interest gone in the mortgage, comfortable heating cooling,..… …

Comfortable size of lawns - Not too much grass cutting slavery, EZ maintenance for nice and clean yard,..

I buy and use, used cars - Less Buying cost ( car Depreciates, buying a big house may be a gain, on later run, somewhere, but not the car ) , Less/no mortgage, Les pain or worry of any scratches and heart-burns,,. Less insurance to pay,…

I save and save it wisely every penny, be it water, elec, sewer bills, heating bills, taxes and everywhere,.. and give myself a favor,… when ther’s sale on Taco, Wendy or Pizaa hut,… I go 10 times more often than any normal public goes,… I buy also lot good thing from garage sales, and save a lot,… I also enjoy a lot when time comes, and spend it in the direction of my hobby,..

I save in the right direction and spend in a right way,… May others call me fool for not having brand cars and Big houses for showmanship,….. I ( who knows ) will take early retirement and live happy life of the rest useful years,… I enjoy 20 times more than others, in the field and direction, that I am interested,…. My hobby and musings are different,… I have my own standards and do not walk on others’ standard,…. That eye and mind-set ,… uun ko hi mubarak ho…

No, to false showmanship,...

My kids grew up having highest nos of Bikes in my shed, loads of SEGA, NIntendo, Atari and all kind of games, Books, puzzle and loads of items i had bought from garage sales areas with high bargaining, and rest of his friends' parents had hardly 1-2 sega games, my kids had 150+...... and the same in every category, playing TT, Basketball, Toys, Trains, ...etc They enjoyed a lot than other street kids, despite of our not so handsome income at that time,..


This has nothing to do with desi/non-desi. I think some desis lack the courtesy to be polite to people who are less well off as they are. In the US, people are more civilized. However, the mindset is the same.

In India, the rich/poor divide is dramatic. Rich people teach their kids to keep away from poor people and not trust them. There are several social reasons for that.

In the US, there is an appearance of equality, but it is skin deep. There is a very clear class divide here too. A person is judged by the car he drives and the size of the house and the company/designation.

This is basic human nature.
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