People normally consider their life and career as the the same thing. What this leads most of the time is a successful career with a failed life. Career is a very important part of life but “just it” is not the whole life. There are so many other things in life besides the career. We do not see the clear separation and neither do we try to find the distinction. We need to find a clear separation and a perfect balance between these two and we need to change the way we live today.
While we have some plan for the career and give priority to career, we obviously achieve something. And it is important too. But there is something missing,do we really plan something besides the career? However small percentage it could be. We have to switch the priority from career to the perfection of life. In my personal experience, I do try to switch the priority. In such situations I am always forced to explain the things that I do not put on priority. It is not my business to convince people who ask me about this but I at least have to try because they want to know and care about me.
When I was about to join my first job, I was asked “what you will do next?”. Then I was forced to make assumption about the future which I had not planned yet. I answered their question because I had to answer that any way not because I had something important to say. The result was that my answer conflicted with their expectation and I was rejected. In the next interview I got the job because I answered the way they expected not because I had such a good future plan aligned with theirs. After getting job, I worked for quite a long time and could make some achievements in terms of career. Then I decided to change my way of doing. Again, time has come back to force me answer the things that I had not planned. I have to say I am going to do “these and these” next, though “these and these” are of minority to me and I just say because I have to. I do not always have a right direction aligned for my career and do not spend my time just for career all the time. I always find hard time answering in such situations. People miss the important part right here. They focus always to career and that is to say to physics and physical life and use mind to support that physics.
We, as human, can use physics to support the mental. This slight twist in the way of thinking could bring a complete revolution in the way we live today. Thinking from a different angle comes when we learn to live differently from what our previous generations used to. Differently not just in the way of physical sophistication and luxury but in the way of mental sophistication and mental luxury. The career oriented approach to life always leads to some dream related to some physical achievement or luxury. We forgot that we can control over what could happen to our mental part as well. Why we are so focused towards the physical composition and body?
People always argue about thinking out of the box, I would rather like to say living out side of the box. We can change the way of living significantly if we can make ourselves aware of what we are focusing on currently and judge ourselves by asking “is this the best alternative to go ahead?”. “Are we moving ahead with full awareness or we are just moving because our previous generation used to?” “Are we progressing in total or just in some physical gain?” This way we can always head for a total gain that is neither for the career nor for the mental satisfaction but for the balanced and perfect life.