Some Random Thoughts About Work, And Life

Over the past two weeks, I have been extremely busy in the office. Proverbially speaking, I was as busy as a bee. Things were changing so rapidly post-December that we could hardly manage to adjust ourselves accordingly. We human beings have our limitations, and cannot predict the future. What we had expected was a cool and calm January with a little bit of business activity. Our expectations were not that unrealistic because that had always been the case in the past. However, this January was different, in fact, entirely different, and no one had even the faintest idea that things would come to this pass.

The country is in the grip of the highest ever inflation in decades, thanks to the idiotic policies of the incumbent government. The prices of all commodities have virtually touched the sky. Even the food inflation is breaking new records. The exchange rate is out of control. The majority of people are scrabbling to find two square meals a day. The economy is reeling under recession. Factories are shutting down and the workforce is being laid off. No one has even the vaguest idea as to when will the situation improve. Resultantly, the business confidence is at its lowest. The businessmen, therefore, are least willing to take any risks with their money.

Against this backdrop, the banking industry has suffered a serious setback. Banks’ deposits have dwindled and deposit mobilization has become a daunting challenge. So there is pressure all around from top to bottom. Late sitting has become a new norm. It is becoming increasingly difficult to strike a work-life balance. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and there is unfortunately no dearth of dull boys in the financial sector.

Life may be harsh but not unkind all the times. It keeps changing from good to bad and from bad to good. This cycle of life keeps going intermittently. One moment, life seems gentle, the next, it appears hostile. This is what life is all about. We continuously have to make adjustments in life to cope with the challenges that life throws our way. We have to make compromises in life. We need to be flexible to advance in life, as rigidity does not work. The moment you become inflexible and rigid, life begins to stagnate. Hence, there is no point in being a hardliner and uncompromising in life.


Some Random Thoughts Life

One must always be humble and accommodating to others. Humility is one of the greatest human virtues, but it must not be feigned. Life is very short, so we all must strive to make it worth living. A life spent helping others is a life worthy of its name, as otherwise animals also live. Mere living cannot be called life. Unfortunately, most people just live. They have no purpose in life. They just appear on the stage of life, keep stumbling for 70-odd years, and then disappear. What sort of life is this?

No matter what happens in life, be always good to people. Being good to people is an admirable legacy to leave behind.

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9 thoughts on “Some Random Thoughts About Work, And Life

  1. I’m sorry to hear that your country has been going through rough times. So has my home country 😞 One thing I always remind myself of is that nothing is permanent. Every difficulty we have will pass, and brighter days will greet us at the end of the tunnel, metaphorically speaking. And when those good days come, we will remember the kind people who remained calm and kind despite difficulties. I aspire to be one of them. And as far as I can see, so do you 😊 May brighter days find us soon ✨

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  2. Yes, always be good to people whenever you get the chance. People may not remember much but they will remember kindness. The inflation in most countries is crazy. Like things in Kenya have increased in price so much that so many things are twice what they were just a while back. But the minimum wage barely increases.

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