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What is money? If you had asked this question to someone in the pre-Christian era, your question would have been met with blank incomprehension. For, it was much later that the pieces of metal were put into circulation as money. Then came the minted coins and banknotes and the process of monetization began.
Before the monetization happened, barter system was used in which payments were made through goods and services; you gave a piece of mutton to buy an axe. Or you worked in the fields and got a bushel of rice for your service. Wealth was measured the land you possessed and the cattle in your stable. There, for sheer logistical reasons, there was a limit to the wealth you accumulated.
The advent of monetization changed all that. The currency needed less space for hoarding compared to, say, livestock, goods or precious metals. The setting up of the banking system made the task of accumulation of wealth even easier. With the stroke of a pen one could convert money into movable and immovable assets and vice versa. Consequently, greed to amass wealth reached new levels. The terms like money bags, money spinners and money grubbers came into vogue.
How to corner big money? It’s a tricky question. But one thong is certain- the age-old human instinct of hoarding comes into play in the cornering of cash. This entails a clear understanding of how money moves around besides deep insight into human nature. Like the chess masters, the money grubbers make their opening move with clear vision of all the moves that follow which culminates in the check mating the cash. It’s a faculty in the brain which some are born with while others acquire. Scholastics of any kind do not count here.
A money grubbing writer once wrote a book called ‘How to make money”. And jackasses bought the books in millions while the author laughed all the way to the bank.

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5 Responses

  1. Service_to_all says:


    How true, that the word money can bring anyone to their knees. Through a bundle of plain paper and say that money is being thrown, people will run for it. Most times creating a stampeed.


  2. lkjhgf says:

    Now it seems that barter system was very good then monetisation as there was no greed as it is in todays life, many crimes r done for money. People lived a happy n cool life earlier.

    The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.

  3. jmalhotra says:


    no end to greed ..one need to have control on our mind while doing anything ..always give a second thought

  4. asomormridul says:

    You are right. The money speaks these days. It is the most valued thing in todays world though people are still throwing thousand in the temple yard or rivers with the superstitions they have in their mind.

    Indian financial system is recently very sensitive and going through ups and downs. The sensex dipped very low from the landmark height. Anyway, the worlds attention was attracted to the INDIAN MONEY MARKET.

  5. dulaliputra says:

    Money is the main consideration these days. You go to the, specially, Govt. Office no work can be done in complete if the person concerned are not paid according to their demand. and this has become already a culture.

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