I think this comparison of money to water is very true. In many respects, money and water are alike as Gertrude points out. Both are resources and very valuable when used right. Both can be dangerous just as well when they are not used right.
Another such resource that comes to mind is time. It can also be used well or otherwise. Big difference however, is that unlike money and water, time can not be contained, in any way or form. Time moves on no matter what. So, if we use money like time, it can not be stopped from being used. So, it can not be allowed to be stagnant and it might eventually end up being used for greater good, even if it might start out otherwise. In today's world, many say "time is money". So, I wonder what if we reverse this and say money is time, meaning let us work hard so it can not become stagnant. If preferably much of it or even some of it can be used for greater good, it will still be better than it being stagnant.
Finally, unlike water, time is free. It is allocated to all of us in equal amount. We use time allocated to us to do our daily activities including earn money. Some times we use it wisely, some times not. Some of us use it wisely, some do not. In many ways, it is like any other resource, except that it always comes to us free.
One more thought on time. We can not really "spend" our allocated time to gain something in return, like we spend money. We can only use time allocated to us. We can, and do, "sell" our time
On Aug 20, 2021Purna wrote :
What a wonderful point you raise, Dilip. I had not looked at "Time" from your perspective. Thank you for sharing.