In the fast paced world that we live today, every one is running… They may not know where! But, they are running for sure!
In a mad race. In a mad rush.
Especially for those livin in Bangalore, in the evenings if you happen to cross MG Road, u will find every single person in a rush to get somewhere! But, where r v running? And what do we hope to find at the end of this journey called life? I have no idea. But looks like some people do.
The software world seems pitiless in its exhortation to work. People working in software companies are driven like horses until they drop. Many lives are broken by the break-neck pace but there are always more people willing to take their place. People are so much in the pursue of money and fame, that they are not worried about having no time for anything else.
No time for family. No time for loved ones. No time for oneself!
But, what is this money for? You earn to live a good life some day. But, when do u stop worrying and start living (Thanks Anamika for this quote). If the money is only for urself to enjoy, then good enough. But, if it is for you to enjoy with those you want to enjoy it with, are you sure they will still be around when you have all those things gathered finally! Isnt every moment you can have and share with your dear ones, worth having!? In this project deadline-driven world, we never givent he people we love enough of our time and attention, when they are there with us.
We never realise that at the end of the day, it is “our” people who matter. It is they who bring moments of joy and happiness in our lives. It is they who pull us up when we have lost all hope.
It is all about priorities and choices and the decisions are ours to make.
When we have no time for loved ones, for friends, or for self-renewal, we are making a choice about our priorities. If work takes all our time, it is only because we choose to let it do so.
To conclude, my two cents worth to all those slogging for their companies: Do pursue your dream. Do succeed. Earn so much recognition and wealth that your loved ones are proud of you, but dont run so fast that you do no have the time to catch your breath and tell the people who mean something to you, that you are STILL with them!
[Read this article in MetroPlus today]