Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All are rich .....[TES Summit 1]

I was on my way to Mumbai for the TIE Entrepreneurial Summit.As registration was very very expensive I took a Rs 526 train ticket and it would take 20 hours to reach Mumbai.Two uncles after discussing the morality of Rakhi Sawant slept on the middle and upper berth opp to me.I had also slept for some time and now i was just looking at the green fields outside.I was not thinking anything ,just staring blankly outside the window.An Aeroplane flies over the train and that sets my mind to launch a new "All are Rich" theory.
According to this theory
"NO person in this world is poor --currency may vary"

So the theory goes like this...
The person travelling in  plane must be a rich guy .He cannot even imagine doing nothing but just travel to mumbai in the next 20 hours.He'll have a meeting followed by a lunch with the delegates and then a function to attend in the evening and then a corporate dinner.His schedule is packed.He doesn't worry about the money but his time is more valuable.

On the other hand....

All of us in the train are poor guys as we don't have money but we have a lot of time.We can afford to be in a state of worklessness for the next 20 hours.No meeting to attend ,no lunch to participate.We can go on discussing Rakhi Sawant for long stretches of time followed by a sleep with our mouth wide open but our money is too valuable.How can we spend Rs 5000 only on travel when in either case we'll reach mumbai only?
So we can deduce that

All the people in the plane are money rich but time poor.
and
All the people in the train are time rich but money poor.

Plane poeple wish they had more of what train people had in abundance,
Train people wish they had more of what plane people had in abundance.

Hence proved that in some way or the other  "All of us are Rich. -- currency may vary"
After proving this theory of mine i thought who are the guys in the train who are travelling by 1st class AC.
(After all- They are paying 5000 rs and they'll take 20 hours to reach mumbai )
May be they are confused people...

Let me be honest and ask myself Which category do i fall in?
I think I am a rich guy...sometimes money rich and sometimes time rich.
So i did onething...
I went by train and returned by plane. :)

What happened in between the train and the plane is for the posts to follow....
Mumbai Summit was stunning...

11 comments:

Rookie said...

nd how was the summit :)

Arjun B S said...

man .. i so so so agree with you.. the time and money variance! I think you brought out the idea very well! Good on you :-)

Eagerly awaiting the post on the summit itself.

Sanchit said...

and what about those who have both time and money ??? :)

Abhishek Tondon said...

In continuation with Sanchit's comment, doesn't it underline the importance of passive money -- that you don't have to face this trade-off. To reach a state of empowerment, where you don't have to sacrifice your time to earn some money. :)

Gaurav Vashist said...

@sanchit -I think the guys in the First class AC of golden temple mail were of that category only.They spent Rs 5000 and had ample time to enjoy the journey as well.Somehow they were just one bogey(5% of the train).Which Implies it must be real tough getting in that bogey.

Ashtrash said...

Hi, I stumbled upon ur blog sumhow and found it quite interesting. This post is a good one. :) There are few bloggers who i have come across with something realistic to write. keepitup :P

Gaurav Vashist said...

@Abhishek - That will happen when we teach someone else to earn the money for us and along the way he realizes his own dreams as well.If we can do that i think it is possible .Money may be called passive but the engagement with the source needs to be active.

Gaurav Vashist said...

@rookie and Arjun -- sure man would come up with the posts really sooon...have got afew things to share. :)

Gaurav Vashist said...

@AshTrash -thanks a lot will try to keep up

Isha said...

and wat abt it sm it folks gaurav who r not even being paid dey r not even rich and dey r made to work day nite so dey dnt even have time hehehe

Sanchit said...

Very well understood Abhishek !! And yes Gaurav, it is real tuf getting in that bogey, but if the vehicle is rt, not impossible ofcourse ;)
@Isha..i smtimes feel those without both time and money r us..the jobgoers :P