MY MONEY BOX

Though Robert Lynd mention in his essay THE MONEY BOX  that ‘if parents only knew, they would realize that the ordinary money-box is a waste not only to their money but of their children’ time. But unfortunately my parents were aware of it and never gifted me money-box unless one day I started crying for hours infront of my benevolent grandfather and that too after few day belonged to my sister as she is younger than me . In Indian society it is meant that elder have to sacrifice a few happiness in order to be responsible and for the sake of his younger one’s happiness. ‘…ever put more than two pence into a money box, unless she knew how to open it. Yes, still it is a problem for many children, as far as I remember once I saved 10 rupees for my birthday celebration and in that saved penny I still managed to save 2 rupees to spend it in school canteen. For some it is fashion, if you give them a rectangular bar of chocolate they will save a square from it to eat next day so that they can tease their siblings. “The stomach is human, sensitive, and warm. The pocket is inhuman, unfeeling, and cold. It is better that the pocket should serve the stomach than that the stomach should serve the pocket.”

“Isn’t it rather an expensive way of getting out two pence ….”  find to buy money-box is expensive in order to save two pence or a bit more than that but in the era of demonetization money-box never suffered the harsh attitude of children when they use chisel, screw-driver or tin opener to get their money back rather money box itself got ripened and burst open when it’s full. Yes, it is not less than a miracle for getting rich in few  days but the became because some crafty relatives and parents found children to give the old notes of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 so that they can hide their black money , by doing this they think they are showing benevolent nature of themselves.