Things Money cannot buy by Kh. Atiar Rahman
There is no denying the fact that knowledge is power with which every thing is possible to be accomplished and as such from time immemorial man has been making unbounded efforts to achieve knowledge to know the anonymous impartiality in search of exploring something which remains undiscovered. In earlier times, the people lived in fissure and they led their lives uncontrolled and uncleanly. If we look around the world, we will find that in modern hi-tech globalize world, unrestrained paraphernalia and mechanism have been invented for proper exploitation of knowledge in different sectors of advancement and opulence in socio-economic makeup of life. According to Socrates, from Knowledge, virtue and goodness burgeon with which man lives in deeds not in years.
There is a maxim in English that money is lost, nothing is lost; health is lost, something is lost and character is lost, everything is lost. Hence it is palpable that the things money cannot buy are those things which are deserved by virtue of goodness, honour hardihood and conscientious labour. In this world, there are lots of forbidden things attracting people to run after momentary happy for which man can involve themselves in corruption, malpractices, smoking, drug addictions like phencidil, chorus, wine and Yaba etc and these phenomenal objects spoil men’s life as a tentative flow. It is said that the crown of glory of life is character which enhances the basic dimension of life for which man can deal prestigious life. We can mention sleep, peace, prosperity, health, modesty and truthfulness which cannot be purchased by money. The moral ethics of man promote the life of a real personality and such ethical values are achieved by way of gaining of knowledge in different environment and strategy. According to Somerset Maugham, it is difficult to pass over the razors edge, but the wise say, the path to salvation is hard.
Mental peace is another thing which money cannot buy. Hence health is the source of all happiness and as such a sound mind is a sound body. We are conversant with the definition of a healthy man for which we can achieve society, friendship and love. Formerly, the people were uncivilized and they did know how to use fire and there after they had learned how to burn fire and with the help of fire many things can be possible to the done virtually. In modern world, the use of fire has been wide ranging and as such many unexplored things have been discovered. The qualities of human beings may be considered as the critics of the things money cannot buy.
Indeed, a real friendship cannot be purchased and for this reason, friendship cannot be bought. Love and fraternity develops human minds towards achieving persuasive moral values with which we can achieve unlimited virtual and valuable things which are found normally in men’s character. Suffice it to say, the most influential personalities in this ephemeral world had ransacked the maxim of truth by limitless painstaking labour being controlled in all walks of life and even they have been able to achieve such qualitative aspects of life that money cannot buy.
In view of the above, it is evident that modesty contributes to the beauty of life. There is a proverb in English that ‘All that glitters is not gold’ but we are always habituated to be fascinated towards immoral social evils which can never enlighten or brighten the future of human beings. Life is nothing but struggle for existence and in this context the problems of man kind are never ending. We need to retaliate such problems with knowledge, techniques, wits and patience which ornament ourselves to be modeled like a prefect man.