In this world of materialism we work tirelessly to pursue something which we don't need - excessive wealth.
After years of hard work we succeed in making more than we need but our greed continues to drive us to make more and more.
In the process we forget the past,we forget all those who helped us to reach that elevated state,we forget even our own poor parents,siblings and friends.We forget the needs of those less fortunate than us.
Then suddenly,a tragedy strikes us - illness,accident or natural disaster.We lose someone we love most.
All our accumulated wealth cannot save us and then it is too late.All our happiness is suddenly taken away.
A rich man went to see a wise sage and asked,"I worked hard and made all the money I could but I am not happy.What should I do to find happiness?"
The sage said that, "How can you have happiness when you keep everything to yourself?Keep what you need and give the rest to others and you will have all the happiness we ever wanted."
I did not think much about this advice of the wise man when I was young and energetic but today I appreciate the words of that wise man as I realise the truth in what he said.