Monday, october 10, 2021সোমবার ২৬শে আশ্বিন ১৪২৮
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖊𝖊𝖐𝖑𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖗𝖓𝖎
Redistribution of Wealth
بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ (١١٧ )
"˹He is˺ the Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decrees a matter, He simply tells it, "Be!" And it is! (117)" Al-Baqara 2:117
Genesis 1-3: And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light
नासदासीन्नोसदासीत्तादानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमापरो यत |
किमावरीव: कुहकस्यशर्मन्नम्भ: किमासीद्गहनं गभीरं ||
There was neither non-existence nor existence then;
there was neither the realm of space nor the sky, which is beyond.
What stirred? Where? In whose protection?
Was there water, bottomlessly deep?...... Nasadiya Sukta (Rig Veda)
We create something out of nothing. This has been written in a similar form in most ancient texts (which most call religious texts). I have read partially three such texts and find many common themes like the ones I quoted above. That is not philosophical anymore in crypto. We are creating wealth and financial independence every day.
My simple example, 76 days back, there was no SPS, so there was no value, but today as per my gaming account total market cap of SPS is valued at $220M. Many of us own a small part of it. We clearly have created something out of nothing. This is just a simple and straightforward example for us, but there are numerous others. Essentially all cryptocurrencies are 'created' before their creation there was no value, and after the creation, there is value.
So I have proven that we can create wealth out of thin air. Therefore, we can create financial freedom. I always get asked, is this monopoly money? Can you purchase 'real-life' goods and services from this? Yes, we can!
Ask around BDC, not the top tier leadership; even people who started with the community 3-6 months back are better off financially than when they started. Various degrees, yes, I admit. It is not going to be a 'free lunch. However, can we create wealth without taking anything but the time from an individual? Yes, we can!
I hope people who hang around the community are slightly smarter just by association. Slightly more educated about crypto and web 3.0 intuitively than people out there on the streets of Dhaka or Khulna. Maybe these individuals understand and write better English than 6 months back (I wish better progress were made on this front, but I am demanding!). Therefore, can we create at least some minimal additional skills for people? Yes, we can!
With great power comes great responsibility. I have established that you all have higher capacity compared to when you have started. Please pay it forward. Redistribution of wealth is extremely important for the growth of any society. The countries that have managed to limit excessive inequality are the countries that enjoy higher and sustainable development. It is essential to keep inequality under control. There will always be wealth variation, which is healthy when it is not excessive. It gives people an incentive to do better. But it is crucial for the financially successful, YOU, in other words, to reach out and share your knowledge. You don't necessarily have to share your wealth, but do try to share knowledge. Can we do that? Yes, we can.
*""Someone You Loved""
It's a jungle out there, or so everyone thinks.
I doubt a porcupine gets judged by its appearance or peacock snickers on every other animal. Do you think a wolf could be a bully? No one knows now, do they? Anyway, who knows what they do. No matter who says what, a porcupine will stay a porcupine and a peacock the same.
I'm guessing everyone is aware of the "All fingers are not the same". You and I will never be the same - not wholly; neither you'll have 100% similarities with your best friend that you have known for years. And yet, even though society is mindful about it, it still wants everyone to be uniform - everyone following the same path in life, following the same traditions, and no room for individuality or divergence. You stand out, you get judged - you try to make your point, you get criticized; maybe that's not the case all the time, but sometimes. And the time comes, you doubt your self-worth and your identity.
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth" – Alan Watts.
If you think about your life since you were a child, your life may seem planned out for the next 60 years or so. You have to go to school and finish all your degrees by your early 20s and then work your way to what you consider is a success - eventually, settle down. There are goals that you need to see achieved at a certain age - you have your hopes and dreams. But what if your aspirations don't match your peers, or you want different things from life? That is a good thing - you have your own view of life. The ginormous "but" here is what if it isn't acceptable to others around you? You might rebel and go on your own way, or you may crumble under pressure, give in, and join with the rest of them. The paths are opposite but challenging nonetheless.
What if you're not build to follow every instruction that was thrown your way? What if you are to disagree with some traditions and stereotypes that society has conjured? We live in a flawed structure - a structure made by people meant to guide people, yet it tries to rule. Those who are supposed to guide us or be by our side often become our judges - instead of being a supporting hand, those hands push us further deep into the chaos where we become unanimous with others.
There's nothing wrong with being unanimous with everyone - harmony brings prosperity. Major decisions are taken based on how people feel about specific subjects or issues. Even when people may feel the same about a problem, they may have different reasons why they think that way - regardless, their ability to come to a conclusion is what is anticipated.
People will judge you, and you'll judge others as well. It's not uncommon. But to agree with the majority against your own accord is something that should be unacceptable to you. It's easier to lose your own voice among the crowd - finding it is what matters more, and most importantly, having your own identity.
You matter to yourself first.
""Up to a limit""
Nothing should be grabbed too tight that it slips through our fingers. Rules and regulations should be implemented, but not so strict that everyone gets fed up with that. There should be flexibility and equality during implementation.
Teen age is really a crucial time for anyone's life. Some get misled and hamper their life. Some keep proper control on themselves and stay on track. Families also play a vital role in this stage. Some are so protective with their children that they are willing to keep their children in a cage so they don't mix with bad apples. Let alone bad, these children don't even get the chance to mix with the good ones too. From my personal thought, this is not the proper way to handle children. How long can you keep a leash on them, there comes a time when you must let them go into the open air, and life becomes a struggle for them to survive all of a sudden.
The boy, three houses next to mine, maybe I have seen him once in a month. His existence outside of his home was too limited. He got plenty of home tutors to keep going with his studies. Everything was controlled by his parents, but when he left the city for higher education in a private University, he was out of their reach. I heard a few reports about him, and they were really disappointing. And for those, I would blame the way of his upbringing. Speaking of mine, I was never too confined into rules or responsibilities nor given extreme freedom. I got the chance to mingle with the bad ones and also with the good ones, learned the differences and ways to discipline myself. This should be the proper way, right? Be flexible with them to a limit so they can see the world outside and acquire the skills to navigate it, and not too carefree that they sail away unguided.
এটা এমন একটি রিকশা চালকের কথা , যিনি আমার প্রয়োজনের সময় আমাকে গন্তব্যে পৌঁছেে দিয়েছিলেন। যা আমার বাড়ি থেকে বেশ দূরে ছিল। কিন্তু আমি সেই ১০ থেকে 1৫ মিনিটের রাস্তায়, আমি ৬৫ বছর বয়সের মানুষটাকে কাছ থেকে প্রত্যক্ষ করেছি এবং অনেক কিছু শিখেছি। যদি তাদের স্বপ্নকে কেউ ভেঙে দেয়, তবে তাঁরা কিভাবে সেটা থেকে বড় হতে পারে এবং নিজের লক্ষ্যে পৌঁছাতে পারে।
অনেকক্ষণ ধরে কলেজে যাবার জন্য রিক্সার জন্য অপেক্ষা করছিলাম। কোন রিকশাই যেতে চাচ্ছিলো না। বয়স্ক রিক্সাওয়ালাকে দেখে কিছুটা সামনে গেলাম এবং তাকে থামালাম। জানতে চাইলাম তিনি যাবেন কিনা এবং সে দ্রুত রাজি হয়ে গিয়েছিল।
তাঁকে গন্তব্য বলার পর থেকেই আমাদের কথোপকথন শুরু হয় । বেশির ভাগই একমুখী কথোপকথন ছিলাম। আমি তাকে বলেছিলাম, এই রিক্সাওয়ালাগুলো কাজের সময়ই কেন যেতে রাজী হয় না।
তার তাৎক্ষণিক প্রতিক্রিয়ায় তিনি ইংরেজিতে বলেছিলেন "Madam this is what I hate about rickshaw fellows"। যারা রয়েছে তারা বেশিরভাগই শিক্ষিত নয়, যার কারণেই তারা সময়ের মূল্য দিতে চায় না। না তারা যাত্রীদের সাহায্য করতে চায়। যখন তিনি কথা বলছিলেন ইংরেজিতে, আমি ভাবছিলাম যে তিনি কিভাবে একজন রিকশাচালক হয়ে এত সাবলীল ভাবে কথা বলছেন?
আমি এইসব কিছু যখন ভাবছিলাম, সে আবার আমার সাথে কথোপকথন শুরু করল । সে যা বলেছিল তা আমাকে সত্যিই অবাক করেছিল এবং অনুপ্রাণিত করেছিল।
তিনি ছিলেন একজন বিএসসি স্নাতক এবং ১৯৮৫ সালে তার স্নাতক সম্পন্ন হয়েছিল। তার পর থেকে তিনি পেশায় একজন সরকারী শিক্ষক ছিলেন। তিনি অনেক দরিদ্র ছিলেন। দরিদ্র পরিবারের সদস্য হওয়ায় তাকে অনেক সংগ্রাম করতে হয়েছিল। কিন্তু এটা তাকে বড় হতে বাধা দিতে পারেনি।
যার ফলে তিনি একটি উন্নত জীবন পেয়েছেন এবং নিজের পড়াশোনা ও শেষ করতে পেরেছেন। আজ তিনি অবসরপ্রাপ্ত কিন্তু অটো চালাচ্ছেন । এটি শুধুমাত্র অর্থের জন্য নয়, তিনি মনে করেন এর মাধ্যমে নিজেকে চালিয়ে যাওয়া এবং ফিট রাখা। যাতে তিনি বুড়ো হওয়া এবং কিছু না করার বোঝা অনুভব না করেন।
আমি যখন তার কথা শুনছিলাম , তখন তিনি বলতে থাকেন । আমি সকালে বা বিকেলে মাত্র দুই থেকে তিন ঘণ্টা অটো চালাই। বাকি সময়গুলোতে আমি দরিদ্র বাচ্চাদের এবং তরুণ ছাত্রদের পড়াই। আমার প্রধান উদ্দেশ্য ছিল, শিক্ষা কতটা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ তাদের সেটা বোঝানোর। একজন ভালো মানুষ হওয়া, প্রত্যেককে সম্মান করা এবং সাহায্য করা , ভালো কাজ করা এইসব শিক্ষার মাধ্যমে আসবে।
পরের মিনিটে আমি আমার গন্তব্যে এসে গেলাম । আমি নিচে নামলাম এবং তাকে টাকা দেওয়ার সময় ধন্যবাদ বললাম।
নৈতিকতা: যে কোন পরিস্থিতিতে শিক্ষা আমাদের জীবনে খুবই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। অর্থ, সমস্যা আসতে পারে যেতে পারে, কিন্তু শিক্ষা এবং জ্ঞান চিরকাল আমাদের সাথে থাকবে। এটি আমাদের জীবনে এবং অন্যদের জীবনেও পরিবর্তন আনবে।
Some businessmen lived in a town. Wherever they went, they went together for business purposes. Once they planned to travel far, a few days later, they travelled and sold the goods they had taken with them and returned home with a lot of money. On the way, there was a dense jungle, where they reached one early morning, all around was still dark. In that dense forest, two robbers were hiding in the bushes. But the businessmen were not aware of it. The businessmen were still in the middle of the forest; the robbers suddenly came in front of them; they had weapons in their hands. They ordered the businessmen to put down all they had; they had no weapons.
So even though they were outnumbered, they were forced to submit to the robbers. The robbers took everything the businessmen had, including the wristwatch, in their hands. They defeated five businessmen and looted all their belongings. They then ordered the businessman to dance in front of them before returning home. The businessman mourned for their fate. They lost everything, and still, the robbers were not satisfied with the loot and forced them to dance.
Among the five businessmen, one was very smart. He thought of the misfortune that had befallen him and his friends. Thinking about it, he noticed that the robbers had left their weapons on the ground. The robbers started dancing with the businessmen thinking of thoroughly fooled them. Since a businessman had already noticed that the robbers had left their weapons on the ground, he pointed out the same thing to his other friends, and suddenly they jumped on the robbers with firearms. The robbers did not expect it, so they got scared and started running to free themselves from the clutches of the businessmen. In this way, the businessman was able to save themselves and their valuables over time.