Morning tea is something which each of we tea drinkers look forward to. Tea is one of the most sought after beverages drunk in the world. It came about by the conquest of lands and many lands have been shaped and formed because of it.
So much so your morning cup of tea is now cultivated in practically every part of the global that is hospitable towards its growth. Yet like most sought after cash crops tea also requires intensive care and growth which involves labour.
Since most of your morning tea and for a fact tea is in those parts of the world specially the South Asian Countries that have large estates under cultivation, for which the manual labour for its growth is done by women as they are nimble enough for its tender care. But, have you stopped for a while to consider, whether these folks that make it possible to bring our beside morning tea to us are paid in proportion to the labour they put in. In one word, the answer is a big NO.
There are paid practically peanut according to what I have come to know and have learnt of it first hand from those very women who put in their intensive labour here in Nepal. This video is a testaments to the facts. They are paid about $10 a week making it only $40 a month and if they are absent from work because of sickness from their work in the field, their payment is further cut.
But nevertheless, they are content with their small mercies for their work put in. It is us that should be asking the question before we drink our morning tea in cups to suit our ambience, whether they are paid fairly as we pay fairly for the tea which we drink. The lion’s share of the profit goes, into the owners and the share holders pockets, just because they own the land.
Which is bigger, the one who labours for you or the one who owns the product? I think you conscience must be pricking you. It is time people like you and me make it their business in their own ways to see that these women who make the morning tea happens for us are paid a proper living wage. I hope this video of them at work proves the point.
Please pass it on by sharing and it is because humanity still exist that we can make the world a fairer and better place for all to live and earn.
A rural lifestyle is much simpler than what one would find in the urban areas which is its from one day to another in hopes of making money just to spend it over and to go all over the cycle of it again.
The video of “Rural Lifestyle” is a short glimpse of how folks go about life with talk and the squabbling of different family members while caring two hoots of others presence. Talk is simple and on day to day living where each day is of importance but not stressful.
On the contrary, living cities makes you self conscious of every little thing right from your appearance to how your home looks. Everyday is an expensive day as you need to compete with your neighbour, and others that exist in society for basically much of what you actually do not need to live a happy life.
You are deprived of living a actually happy life as you are full of stress as how you are going to provide for yourself and for other family members and the others in the family have the same agenda on their mind as how they are going to economically benefit.
So this video I made of rural lifestyle will in some way help to alleviate some of the stress I hope. So with the help of this video, I hope you folks would consider keeping your wallets back at home and getting out into the rural areas of your country and living the simple life that comes with it.
You would find that rural lifestyle has much to teach us not only with the economic side of life but also make us understand that life itself is not money and that there is a bigger picture to it. Once we get this. Life becomes much simpler for us than complicated that we make it.
The value of money can be taken as how much you can get of a particular thing with the surety of the object made to guarantee its purchase. Before understanding the value of money, it is better to understand what is money itself and how it plays a part in the human social order.
The next great question which any one of us would arrive at is “What is money?” Simply money is the object which has guarantee of the number marked on it backed by the power of an issuing authority which in many cases would be the rule of the land. It could simply be pieces of paper made in a particular configurations by the authority that issues to be backed by an valuable asset or some metallic object like coins made of copper, bronze and others.
How much a certain number of money can gets you can change over a period of time. It may get you more or less at different times all depending on a number of factors, one of which is the demand for the particular object. Does that mean that the value of money has gone up or done? Some might say yes while others might say no.
In all good reasoning, the value of hundred with remain over the period of time only how much it may get you at a particular time may be more or less. This does not mean the value of money has gained or lost. It is the same. It is the value of the object which has actually gained or lost in appreciation. This only depends on the factor of demand or the absence of it being there.
How does the value of an object come about? This also depends on a number of factors. To simply put it in a nut shell is when more of it is wanted by people who have money to buy it and less of it to go around. People do such things in business all because they wanted make a larger profit. The best way is to make a fancy for it which is usually done by means of glittery advertisement where you are inveigled into believing that it is profitable and would cause you good benefit in your social order.
You have then created a demand for that object even if it may not have the given value to most people. That is the same case with the cell phone industry. The basic object in its totality may not fit one tenth of the cost value of it but yet you are willing to pay the greater value not knowing whether it will give you the value of total satisfaction. In fact the value for which you have paid goes as a profit all depending on the demand created.
The next way is to make an object or utility scarce. When it becomes so, people begin to feel that it will go up in price and when it hit a greater value it can be sold giving you more money.
Coming to my final argument, that the value of money all depends on the circumstances under which it is created and by itself, money is valueless. Depending on how you go about life, money may not mean anything to you if you life a sustainable life which our hunter gatherer ancestors did. It is us that have become a slave to it and are bound by it putting us into a vicious circle of getting it to give it to someone else.