“In 1923, eight of the wealthiest people in the world met. Their combined wealth, estimated, exceeded the wealth of the government of the United States. These men knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. 25 years later.

1. President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died bankrupt.
2. President of the largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.
3. One of the greatest commodity traders, Arthur Cutton, died insolvent.
4. President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.
5. A member of the President’s Cabinet, Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail.
6. The greatest “bear” on Wall Street, Jessie Livermore, committed suicide.
7. President of the world’s greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide.
8. President, Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed suicide.

They forgot to make a life! Just made Money! Money provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy, but is only a medium of exchange. We need two kinds of education. One that teaches us how to make a living and one that teaches us how to live. People are engrossed in their professional life and neglect their family, health and social responsibilities.

Our kids are sleeping when we leave home. They are sleeping when we come home. Twenty years later, we’ll turn back, and they’ll all be gone.

Without water, a ship cannot move. The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will face problems and sink. Similarly we live in a time where earning is a necessity but let not the earning enter our hearts, for what was once a means of living will be become a means of destruction.

So take a moment and ask yourself….has the water entered my ship?”

(This post is being copied from facebook status of my friend Sarfaraz Ahmed Rahman, CEO of Dawood Foundation).
  • Tayyiba Iram

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful insight with all of us. Yes we somehow take for granted all the love, happiness, smiles blessed around us and at times we realise it when Its already gone…
    be blessed always.

  • Umair

    luv this post

  • Muhammad Munir Ahmed

    Beautiful way of telling that human life is not all economic and commercial. No doubt, economic aspect dominates in human struggle for survival on the face of earth, yet real success lies in an economic pursuit which does not disturb socio-ethical balance of the society.

  • Hammad Siddiqui

    Money matters, but not at the cost of our life. I met an old friend at Lahore Aiport last evening. He was stressed. I asked him the reason. He said Yar, too much to do being CEO of a leading insurance company!
    I said fine, but your stress wont solve your problems, it will only kill you!

    • Tayyab Nazir Qureshi

      Money matters ,But we forget true happiness lies in contentment.We missed every day plenty of happiness pleasures due to unstopable routine work.

  • Sakina Chakera

    Its really very true, we spent the most wonderful part of our live in collecting money forgetting to enjoy it. We try harder to get wealth rather than to collect happiness, love and friendships, which is actually the real wealth.
    Instead of running the race of earning more, if one will try to be contented in what ever one has, i think life will become less complicated and more joyful…

  • Sống để yêu thương và trao tặng!

  • Minh Khôi

    like a water necessary for ship, money is important for our life. But when money come into our hearts, it makes destroyable

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