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NO GAIN WITHOUT RISK

May 17th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   2 Comments »

You have now worked for a considerable number of years, have achieved a level of comfort – but are you satisfied with what you have? If yes then why? Why are you satisfied? You should know that satisfaction will put a full stop to the furtherance in your career and progress in life.

If you are satisfied, as of now, this would mean that you have no dreams and/or desires to further your state of life. Almost three decades ago, while I was working at  Sena Bhawan New Delhi, I had to go on an official errand to Kingsway Camp. There I saw small, dingy, just eighty square yards  houses comprising of  two rooms one bathroom which were  constructed  years ago for the expatriates (refugees) from Pakistan. Few of them had pucca roofs over them but most  of them were tin top. And then I saw this name plate outside one house and I burst out in laughter. It read – ‘Ram Lubhaya Chopra, Permanent LDC, Ministry of Defence’. Just see how happy and contended this fellow is that he has used the word ‘permanent’ in his name plate also .Permanent is a status within an office which is achieved after 10 to 12 years of service and not to be boasted around in public. He gets tons of amount of satisfaction that he is permanent and that nobody can chuck him out of his job for forty years and will come back to his little house and get pension thereafter WOW. Very very happy.

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