Thought Leadership

We need a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care where clinical physicists are made an integral part of the critical decision-making process of cancer diagnosis and therapeutic choices. While we move up the value chain of cancer care, it is equally crucial that we enrich our repository of knowledge through a purpose-driven information exchange within the scientific community.
Dr. B. S. Ajaikumar

Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move

  • Date: 2023-09-26 02:21:39
  • Author: Dr. BS Ajaikumar
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Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move

Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move on to a deeper probe at some point?

Clearly, notions of affluence move up as our lifestyles evolve over time. Our definitions of affluence change drastically as we grow up; we begin to define it solely in terms of the luxury we expect, be it a bigger car, bigger house in a posh locality, or a vacation to some exotic place. 

Is there an end to the moving target of affluence?

Possibly not given that affluence is a strong motivator that pushes us to move up the value chain of work. Nevertheless, we need to reflect deep on this pivotal question and ask ourselves: can we ever become like Kemparaju (in mind and spirit) - the smiling porter I met at Bengaluru railway station who was deeply content with the Rs 500 he earns per day!