BMW Vs Maruti 800

An excerpt from a conversation today- Two very rich guys meet in a function, one drives a brilliant BMW, latest version- personifying the rich look. Let’s call him B. The other drives a Maruti 800, incidentally he is vastly wealthy when compared to B. let’s call him M.

B asks ” M, everyone knows you are exorbitantly wealthy, why is it that you still drive an old Maruti?


M replied ” let’s say we both need to go the airport, me with the Maruti and you with the BMW. Ultimately to reach the airport, all we need is the rubber! ”

What a reply! The wheel certainly did shut B up!

When I heard this, it did hit me quite strong, all along we seem as though we are in a continuous mode to prove someone something, whether it is riches or success or grades……. But ultimately all that matters is what they mean to us and how much satisfaction we derive out of it.

I guess the big take away would still be organising our priorities. It’s great to have a damn fashionable and a glamorous lifestyle, but that alone never really determines much. There has to be something deeper!

29 thoughts on “BMW Vs Maruti 800

  1. Manu Kurup says:

    Really nice one, Vinay.
    I have often thought about why people go gaga over trivial things when in reality it doesn’t matter at all.. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Manu. I think the car and glamor are strongly attached. Well to be fair, I must agree a BMW attracts more gals than a Maruti. But having said that, so does a great character. Again the choice is a priority πŸ˜‰

      • Manu Kurup says:

        Yeah… everything is a choice and priorities made by others do not necessarily look very intelligent. πŸ™‚ It is also about perspective, no?
        Like, how can someone with a BMW attract a gal when he couldn’t do that with even a Maruti? πŸ˜€

    • Yaaa very much. I used to be such a brand freak few years ago.. Don know how much I spent on branded clothes until someone asked me why I wear so many sober clothes.. And also I must pay due respect to the inspiration from warren buffet about brands πŸ™‚

  2. well though:-)
    a man who cant be happy wit a maruti, cant b happy wit a BMW either.he ll soon want a private jet then maybe a space shuttle…wants like these can nvr b satisfied eh?;)

    • πŸ˜€ nice thought Spoo.. Well needs do have a good purpose, it just depends on how well we put them to use. If they are empowering us and not hurting anyone else in the process, then why bmw, private jet is also a cool motivation πŸ™‚

    • Such a valid point Lutheran! Advertising is making such an impact on us that we sometimes are drawn into these beliefs which aren’t really the true us.. People like these are such gems who keep reminding us of the real important things.

  3. Hema says:

    Sir, nice blog n thought..but think a bit..while coming back from the airport, they are both hit by a truck head on …who has more chances to survive ? I believe everything has its own advantages and disadvantages…it all depends on how we see it… The Maruthi guy was as ignorant as the BMW guy

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