2007年3月10日星期六

Is money the problem or the solution?

Reading from Wei Xian's post below, I was reminded of a debate I had with a friend of mine a few months ago. My friend's opinion was that the most important thing was the funds - according to him, if you have the funds, you can accomplish anything. Money can bring great minds together, and as long as you have the funds, great minds will come to you and generate ideas and solutions for the problems we have today. Also, even with a great idea, without sufficient funds, we won't be able to implement the idea.

My side of the debate was that money is only one part of the equation. There are so many things in the world that, even if you threw vast sums of money in, you still couldn't solve. Cancer, AIDS are just some examples of challenges we face today, that still aren't solvable with the vast amount of funds dedicated to them. What we need are revolutionary ideas. People like Einstein, Hawking, Mozart etc - these are people with ideas that you couldn't generate with money alone.

You could say these are just two sides of the same coin - you could also say my thoughts are too idealistic vs. my friend's realistic approach. But still, what do you think?

-WL

3 条评论:

SH 说...

To me, it's not the fund, it's the brain, your own brain, pure and simple.

盈盈 说...

To me, enthusiasm is the key. If you have passion in what you do, your brain will start to attract all the positive power and excel.

apalalu 说...

同意晓峰的说法,看你如何运用你的钱,钱可以是万能的,也可以是沦落、罪恶之首。