Value And Scarcity. Diamond Water Paradox. Would You Rather Prefer A Diamond Or Water When You Are Thirsty?

riceflakes

I have to thank my cousin who shared the sayings of a comedian of yesteryears which was very profound

The statement goes like this “When I was young and  had the ability to digest stones I did not even have the money to buy ordinary rice flakes. But now at this age when I have the ability to own diamonds I have lost the ability to even digest the ordinary rice flakes”

I replied back to my cousin saying “I feel Diamonds don’t really have any intrinsic value in an isolated world. I might be cast away in an island full of Diamonds but it’s those ordinary rice flakes which might be of some nutritional value but not those useless diamonds”.

My Cousin replied back Saying “So True“

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Andromeda The Original Damsel In Distress Saved By A Prince Charming On A White Horse; Also The Nearest Galaxy Next To Milky Way.

Forget Princess

Recently my cousin shared a photograph with me where a little impressionable girl was wearing a T shirt which proclaimed “Forget Princess I want to be an Astrophysicist” After looking at the photograph I replied back to him saying

The myth of a damsel in distress finding the Prince Charming riding a white horse has been glorified by the Greek mythological folklore and also thanks to the Cinderella fairy tales popularized by Disney movies adding to the imagination of young girls creating an alternate reality and poor guys are victims of such perpetual myth. I also question why the little girl was interested in becoming an Astrophysicist? Does the girl understand what Astrophysics mean ? I added the little girl has to pass my test to gauge here interest in Astrophysics. My questions would be

What is SuperNova ?

What is Andromeda ?

If the little girl would answer these questions correctly she would pass my test because her interest to pursue Astrophysics is driven by some inherent curiosity. But I added the girl is just a kid she will realize that the ideal career is one which can balance both the monetary and interest quotient and said that the girl had a long way to go before making her public proclamation a reality.

My cousin replied back to me that I made a brilliant point. He added the picture was taken with a T-Shirt merchandise sold in a discovery science museum as an atypical slogan to break all the too conventional princess themes.

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