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Work, but don’t burn yourself to the point where you don’t enjoy the pleasures life has to offer

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Work, but don’t burn yourself to the point where you don’t enjoy the pleasures life has to offer

“I used to work for the Government in Jharkhand as the Chief Engineer, managing water supplies. It was hard work — we were at the plant all day, everyday to ensure safe drinking water. I’m 65 and retired now, but it still breaks my heart when I see how much people waste water without even giving it a second thought.”
“What advice would you give a large group of people?”

“I’ll tell you what I’ve learnt from my own life. When I was working, I gave it my 100%, and now when I’m retired, I’m a 100% retired with no other agenda — but the advice I would give is that both are equally important and the best way to go forward is to strike that balance.

Work, but don’t burn yourself to the point where you don’t enjoy the pleasures life has to offer. Taking time off for yourself, doesn’t mean that you’re giving up — it just means you know and understand that there’s more to this life than work, and that you’re mature enough to give yourself the much needed time.…maybe just doing nothing at all.”

Source: Humans of Bombay

Tags: Jharkhand, Chief Engineer, Safe drinking water, waste water, Inspirational story 

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