Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More important things

Career - a means to earn money or simply doing what you want? What is it?

I believe it should be the second one but ends up being the first one. Our decision to do anything in life is so much oriented to be based on how much it fetches us in terms of money. Well it seems its just a natural instinct - only that money is the measure of success now. More money is equated to more capability. But seriously what am i doing with my life - sitting in front of a computer and typing away - typing away almost whole of my life, searching for holes in between where i meet the most important parts of my life - family and friends. Go home tired - just to eat and sleep - maybe see a movie.

All these advancements have dulled human life to the core - we spent so much making a life and there is no time left to have the life that we work so hard for. I should not be the one that complains - i have relatively much easier life than most of the people in the world. But this question comes back again and again to me. Earning money is not THE THING - but still i am spending half of my life for it. It seems ironic.

Then again it is one of my responsibility - towards myself and everyone i love. I must accept it and find a way to do what i want to - while i spend time earning money. Well i think that is the challenge of these times. You my friend would be the most lucky person in the world if you get money for what you love to do, and that was your initial choice. Mostly we have to start to love what we are doing - else there is no other way to sustain it in the long run.

I just re-read all that i wrote above, and it seems to be a cacophony of mixed thoughts. What i want to get to is this - We need money to survive (sad, artificial, unnatural yet true) in today's world. So we work, for someone who pays - to get done what he/she needs. But money is not all - there is more and much more important things. 

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