While coming back from market I came across the visual. Four workers engaged in whitewashing a nearby house on daily wages were having their midday break. While two of these were having a small nap after having their food, two of them were enjoying some video or audio clips on a smartphone. The venue was the clean washed driveway of a neighbor’s house as the owners have gone outstation.
This was so refreshing to see that despite the limited daily wages these people earn and the probability of not getting work 30 days a month did not come in their way of taking a break. This is so different from the current day work culture of modern life when most of the working force is never relaxed. There are no fixed office hours, lunch hours or time when the current generation reach home to have some pleasant hours with the kids and other family members.
Should we not take a cue from this group, who prefer to work on daily wages for limited hours to have a peaceful and balanced life.
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As we grow up we realized that it is less important to have lot of friends, and more important to have real ones.
After about 20 years, my old friend visited us last evening with his wife. It should be not right to call him a friend as we have not kept in touch for the last so many years, but yes we worked together for two three years in the same organization when both of us were in our early twenties.
That was about 40 years back; now that both of us are senior citizen it was really wonderful that we could recall most of the details of our routine of those years. Fortunately one more friend who also studied with me for two years during the teenage year also joined the same organization and the three of us were working together.
It was strange that we could recall names of most of the persons who were working with us with their unique characteristics. 40 years is a lot of time but this was wonderful to remember what the coffee and party items cost and that there used to be a party every other day as most of us were unmarried then.
We could also remember the books purchased with the help of a lady colleague for our office library and the small group of 7-8 boys who used to have best time of our life.
It is strange that with a very small salary most of which went to our parents, cycle for our transport and no luxuries, life was so happy and pleasant that remembering those times made us happy even today.
The intervening years have had their toll. The Classmate had met with an accident in 1983 which left him in very bad shape and he cannot move without help, but he has kept his sense of humour intact. My wife has had her kidney transplant and the other gentleman also has had his shares of worry. The memories kept us happy for almost 2-3 hours of the evening with a promise of meeting again soon.
Everyone wishes to make years of his life happier and memorable. The only hesitation is when and how to start acting on our ideas and wishes and also that what others shall think about this.
The fact is nobody gives a damn about your life. Each one is busy in his own worries, his own insecurities and unfortunately comparing his life to others making himself miserable.
All of us have many ideas, qualities, ambitions and plans most of which remain in our brain. So friends now is the time to start Share all your resources, thoughts, ambitions, fears and plans and together let us make this life happier and vibrant.
The photograph in the post is to project that we have dreams and we need to work towards making these come true