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Work Vs. Your Life


“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.”

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”

WORK EFFICIENTLY DURING OFFICE HOURS AND LEAVE ON TIME. GIVE THE REQUIRED TIME TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & HAVE PROPER REST.

This is something that IT professionals in India must know. People here now are always mad about IT job. It gives you quick money and everything seems fine at the beginning. As times passes by almost everyone realises that this is not the life they wished for. Most people work minimum 10 Hours a day and spend nearly 2 Hours commuting, that’s 50% of a day spent for work alone.

Add to this team outings, meetings, unofficial working hours. Team outings, it may seem from outside that it is to build the bond between team members, in this field where one can trust anyone I don’t think this will help. Further  you don’t become friends because you hangout together, You hangout together because you are friends.

In India IT jobs are on a rise because westerners have realised that work alone is not important. In India we are ready to work 12 to  14 hours a day without any questions but, they understand that they have a family it’s their family that is important.

To everybody (including me) who are going to enter IT field, just remember what’s the point in having lots of money, If you don’t have Friends, Family, Good Health, and Great Spirit.

P.S.

The part of the above post is not mine , but it’s circulated in the Internet as 30 Second Speech by Bryan Dyson former CEO of Coca cola. As am not able to verify its credibility I’m not mentioning him as the source. Whether it’s his speech or not it’s worth reading so am posting this along with of my views.

Why Mahatma Gandhi Did Not get Nobel Peace Prize


The Nobel Peace Prize  is one of the five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the 603px-1933_Nobel_Peace_Prize_awarded_to_Norman_AngellSwedish industrialist and inventor  Alfred Nobel. According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who

“…shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”

The one man who demonstrated without using any weapons and violent methods one country can win over an empire was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He is a champion of peace, he single handedly started the downfall of the mighty British Empire. Yet it’s still puzzling that he didn’t receive a Nobel peace prize.

Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize, although he was nominated five times between 1937 and 1948, including the first-ever nomination by the American Friends Service Committee,though he made the short list only twice, in 1937 and 1947.Decades later, the Nobel Committee publicly declared its regret for the omission, and admitted to deeply divided nationalistic opinion denying the award. Gandhi was nominated in 1948 but was assassinated before nominations closed. That year, the committee chose not to award the peace prize stating that "there was no suitable living candidate" and later research shows that the possibility of awarding the prize posthumously to Gandhi was discussed and that the reference to no suitable living candidate was to Gandhi. When the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi."

It seems like he was denied Nobel prize because of the people for whom he fought for???

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