What’s in ‘IT’ for me?

“What’s in it for me?”

“What do I get out of it?”

..and you know I’m not talking about just a benefit but a sizeable ‘fit’ for one’s pocket, if you get the reference. I always thought it was more of a ‘government sector thing’ – I couldn’t be more wrong..

What kind of a question is that? Is there for a ‘fee’ to do everything in this world? I’m using the more colorful world ‘fee’, we all know the word that I’m referring to here.

This surely isn’t the world we hear of in the Bible, the Qur’an or the Bhagavad Gita.

What is with people and greed today and let me be brutally honest – it isn’t JUST the common men who are behind it, it is those people too who in the garb of holiness, people  in positions of Authority and leaders of the country that are amidst the grabbers for the ‘fee’.

  • You want to have a construction come up, you need to pay a fee.
  • You want a government job, it comes with a fee – we all know there’s nothing called as a selection process, that is just the outward show.
  • Forget that.. you get married and that too comes with a fee.. apparently even love comes at a cost – even before the good stuff happens. 

I wonder if when we are born, there is a lifetime fee we had to pay to enter this world to live in it? The latest I’ve encountered is such a question coming from an educational Institute..and for what? to introduce a course that will benefit its students. The only difference was the fancy label they put on the word, now calling it ‘a donation’  

I didn’t know how to answer that particular question.. all I could up come up with at that moment was “..I guess it can be arranged”. It wasn’t more of what my answer was, but what the person across the table needed to hear.

What has happened to Humanity? Where are people learning this from? 

2 Replies to “What’s in ‘IT’ for me?”

  1. That’s the reality now . Everyone are in the look out for some gain from the other . All are concerned with their pockets being filled up , whether by hook or crook! Don’t see any end to this greed. And after all this , the end result is they aren’t happy!!

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      How could people be so materialistic? Isn’t there a word ‘enough’ in their dictionary? Sad, just a very sad state of affairs!

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