A Striking Reality-TIME’S UP

Once you leave behind your teen years and step into work life mode you start seeing things from a different perspective.  It is a different world in front of you that was unknown to you all these years.

With work life comes various responsibilities; you become independent and gradually fall away from your folk’s shadow and the biggest of all— you learn to value money because you’re earning them yourself.

Day and night you work hard to give yourself and your dependents a better life that you’ve dreamed about.

Once you attain that dream and become stable in life you decide to settle down and start a family.

When you start your own family your dreams start growing bigger. You want to give them the best possible luxuries in life –a big house, the best car, expensive gifts and the list keeps growing.


To make these dreams possible he/she has to work really hard. He has to sacrifice his family moments; spend more time at work than at home, even when he is with family his mind is at work. When the family needed you the most you had to fulfill your work commitments.

Days and months became years.

Time flies.

You realize that you’re health has deteriorated. Your family is busy in their own lives as they have learnt to survive without you. Disparate souls living under a roof that’s what your family turns out to be.

They come to you when they have a need. No, it isn’t their fault. That’s what they have learnt from you all these years. They never share their imperative moments with you. No, it isn’t their fault again. You were never there for them when they needed you the most. So why feel bad now? YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE.

Regrets? No use. Lost time is never found again. You have already washed out a major part of your life mounting your bank balance. What’s the point of building up when you don’t  have anyone beside you, to give all the love and care that you deserve?

The problem is you think you have time, but you don’t.

Moneycan certainly give you materialistic pleasure but such pleasures do not last long.


Money is essential. No doubts. All the hard works are much appreciated. But it is equally crucial to balance your personal and professional life to attain all the bliss that you deserve.

I remember my professor narrating to us, the story of a renowned professor from the United States. He was one of the best professors to be known in the University and gave his 100% contribution to the university,  research works, books and so on. He had won a lot of accolades, achievements and recognition.

But as he turned old and had retired, he had no one beside him. His family has already tossed him out of their lives. He lives alone now. Probably when he is down the grave he wouldn’t be having anyone from family shoveling dirt on the casket at his burial.

Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life.

A wake up call to all those people living to chase their dreams: Do all that you want in life, but do not forget to give that little time from your daily lives to your loved ones. A lot of storms and tornadoes may come and go in your lives, but there is one thing that remains forever with you as your pillar strength—your family!



15 thoughts on “A Striking Reality-TIME’S UP

  1. I couldn’t agree more.
    Great piece of writing.
    Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. Been retired 20 years come this December and still make it a point to spend time with family and they are spread out at each end of the country. But, without family, what is there? They are what makes this journey called life worthwhile.

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    • Thank you so much Iglengel :). I wish u a happy and peaceful retired life with you family! I just had a look at your About me column in your profile and i’m happy dat you find retirement fun. And i true that, life without family isnt worth! 🙂


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