Living in the current metropolitan world of cellular phones, mobile computers and other high-tech gadgets is not merely hectic but very impersonal. We make money and then invest our time and effort for making more money. Does it end? Not usually because we’re never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves when only we had some more cash, life would be so sweet? But, after receiving a substantial raise, we realize so it wasn’t enough and that individuals need more?
What Should You Do?
I have read many books on life such as Robin Sharma’s Monk says this and the monk says that, and they all seem to say that money isn’t necessary. But it is. Are you able to do without cash and plenty of it? I am aware I can’t.
So, I went along to the neighbourhood Rabbi and called for advice that can help me find my true way in life.
The rabbi nodded and took me to the window. “What can you see?” he asked me.
Promptly, I answered, “I can easily see people walking to and fro and a blind man is begging for alms at the left corner.”
The Rabbi nodded and guided me to a big mirror. “Now look and tell me everything you see?”
“I can easily see myself,” I man answered.
The Rabbi smiled. “Now you can’t see anyone else. The mirror and the window are generally created from the same raw material: glass, but because on one of them they’ve applied a thin layer of silver, whenever you consider it all you can see is your own personal reflection.”
The Rabbi placed his arm on my shoulders. “Compare you to ultimately those two bits of glass. Without the silver layer, you saw another people and felt compassion for them. If you are covered with silver, you see only yourself.”
I looked at the Rabbi and stared. “I don’t understand.”
The Rabbi continued. “You’ll become someone only if have the courage to remove the silver covering over your eyes to be able to again see and love others.” He patted me on my back and sent me on my way.
I have thought of what he explained and come to in conclusion that he had a point. Yes. We need money and we ought to not try to lead a moneyless existence; its pointless and will only cause us and our families many heartbreaks in the future.
Instead, I would recommend that individuals should follow the advice the Rabbi gave me. Once we approach life through a silver covering, all we have the ability to see is ourselves. But discard that covering, and you will have the ability to see and feel everyone else.
In life, we’re allowed to and should be able to look at both kinds of mirrors, but we ought to remember a mirror reflects only us; a screen is the door to compassion, health and true wealth. Quite simply, seek wealth by all means, but don’t allow it to dissuade you from life, people, children and poor people and needy.