Once upon there was a seed, in the beginning it needed people to water it. Later when it became a small bush, it needed people to protect it from animals and pests. It always hoped that it had someone to take care of it and nurture it. In the beginning it was small and weak, sometimes a few people would pluck leaves and hurt it and at other times animals bit leaves, but in spite of all these challenges it survived and grew. And over time it grew into a strong tree that had roots deep into the ground. It no longer needed anybody to water it or to protect it from animals. It was mighty strong and outlived many of the people who had hurt it and harmed it in the beginning.
All of us are like that seed, since decades we have depended on our politicians and government to provide us things. Three decades ago our youth, needed to knock on several doors to get a simple job in a public sector company. We needed to bow down in front of the bureaucratic machinery for every little thing we needed – right from jobs to phone lines to licenses to start a business.
But today things are very different. We just like that seed are on the path to growth and thankfully do not need to plead and beg in front of the government for everything. That is one of the main reasons, that I feel that no matter who wins or loses elections, it doesn’t really matter when we look at the larger picture in India. We are hard working people, and in spite of all challenges we do end up getting our work done and moving ahead. Look at Dhirubhai Ambani and how he flourished in spite of the entire bureaucratic machinery trying to pull him down.
Today we have the power to bring about change and we all know that we can never depend on anyone else to do what we want. Look back in life and I am sure you will have many instances, when you were the single most important person in your own life. Our tree needs to becoming stronger and bigger.
There are talks on business channels about how markets will rally just because a particular party has got majority vote. It might be nice that the Left is no going to form the government, however there is a lot more that the government needs to do. Security and punishing terrorists is one thing that is extremely important.
Yes, they might be a stock market rally – but that still doesn’t mean that everyone should jump in blindly with their money. America still has very grave problems, and when those come out India too will see some short term corrections – those will be excellent times to buy more. I see a few more Banks going down in America and that will send a couple of shock waves. I am an eternal optimist on India for valid reasons, but politicians and political parties aren’t the reason behind my optimism.
I know a few of you might be slightly confused and thinking “Will we get left out if this market rallies?”, “Let us jump in and put money.” I once again repeat as I have in the past, never indulge in such things. People Who Create Wealth Do Things That Others Don’t. Stop watching the business channel continuously and being bombarded with all sorts of views – it will not help you create wealth. It will just blind you from making logical decisions. You are not sheep, who will simply follow the herd but an intelligent Happionaire.
Stay balanced and don’t forget smiling!