Is debt, the modern day slavery ?
Running after material pleasures and well being, we take loans and lead fast and flashy lives, unmindful of the fact that the debt we make in the process, keeps us locked to our jobs, environment, organisation, thoughts, actions and so on .. And we end spending a life time repaying the debts.
Slavery had victims and perpetrators, so also does the modern day debt system have its victims and the perpetrators.
The irony of the present day is that we are unaware we are slaves to modern day consumerist living style, flashy cars, big houses and expensive gadgets which ties us down, restricts our freedom and conditions our interactions with our close family members, friends and other members of the society ..
In our present day lives, we are bonded to sophisticated living utilising all the modern facilities, gadgets, expensive cars, expensive food and clothes, increasing our carbon footprint and polluting our environment like never before. Without our knowledge, we have become slaves to modern day lifestyle.
We have sadly forgotten, to lead simple lives.
Let us go back to our roots, explore our purpose on this planet and live a fulfilling life. Let not human behaviour condition our reactions and reflexes.