Most human beings across the globe of this earth and at all times have believed that their life and fortune are controlled and governed by some unknown and unseen power, which they have called ‘God’, ‘nature’ etc. Knowing fully well that he is neither the creator nor the controller of things and happenings around him, man remains attached to most of them and more so, to his own life.
It is often believed that this sense of attachment is caused by his anxiousness to fulfill present and near-future needs. In fact, man’s requirements are limited which can be satisfied with a little and tension-free endeavour. But, man attempts not only to collect but also to grab and amass everything to the excess.
Ironically, he also knows that he may not be able to use all his accumulated wealth and property. Sometimes, his lifespan turns out to be too short while his health and circumstances do not allow him to use and enjoy those luxuries. But with all this knowledge and predicament, would he let go of all these things? We all know the answer. He rather tries to enjoy his wealth and attainments in a subtle emotional form i.e. he boasts of having amassed all those comforts and wealth not for his own pleasure but for his successors and relatives. But this too is a common experience that, during his lifetime, he remains so attached to these things that he would not allow their use by his children even in times of their need.
In other words, man enjoys his attachment to wealth and other things and with these, come his ego and often his right to dictate over the lives of those who may hope to receive something from him in succession.
Is it not ironical that man, who fails to protect his own self from the ravages of time and death, should be passionately attached to and make all efforts to save and enhance his wealth, property and socio-political status?
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