Monday, September 17, 2018



WHAT AM I OTHERWISE HERE.. WHEN THE 3 ELEMENTS VANISH ONE DAY?

He was in his early 40s..

  • "My experience appears highly valuable. Great.. I quickly acquired the best potential in my job market!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Pride making a small entry therein..

Ten years passed, he was in his early 50s..

  • "My position in the company is unique. I've a great responsibility here. Let me be authoritative everywhere!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Power started corrupting the personality..

A couple of years, he was in his late 50s..

  • "I get paid the best in my company. The salary, bonuses and perks together come to... My counterparts are nowhere near to this figure!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Pay touching a new high!

It was an year to retirement at 62..

  • “Sir! If you help out a bit....”
Was the then demanding request and soon he got orders to continue till 65 with

The Power, Pride and Pay remaining intact!

It was 6 months to 65..

  • “Sir! I'm ready to work as Consultant and if you…."
Was the then meek request and soon he got orders as 'Adviser on Board' till 67 with

The Pride and Pay retained but the Power taken out 100%!

It was 3 months to 67..

  • “Sir! I heard that our Company can retain a Consultant up to.... I'm OK if you can....”
Were the then pleading words and he got extension for 1 yr with

The Pride and Pay got halved!

It was the D-day reaching 68. No escape.. He had to come out from the employment arena totally with

The halved Pride and Pay zeroing forever!

That evening with no great energy to think of anything new, he felt desperate for a while and soon rang up to 4 of his friends who retired along with him but could not be contacted later. One by one replied..

  • “.... After my Exit, I worked 2 yrs as consultant but quit that and started interacting with my larger family with kids in a more interesting way. That truly leaves me today fully contented 
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"

  • “.... After my Exit, I worked one year as Advisor but as I was very much charged to take up a voluntary service, I left it and started working for the cause of helping out people in distress. That truly leaves me today fully contented
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"
  • “.... After my Exit, I hardly worked for 6 months helping out my ex-boss but as I had a great interest to visit different places of religious importance soon, I left the job and started visiting places of Worship and Devotional Importance. That truly leaves me today fully contented 
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"
  • “.... After my Exit, as I was very much charged to continue doing the best in my profession, in a short time, I started a sort of research and teaching in that direction. That truly leaves me today fully contented
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!" 
 
All concluded their enquiries in a unique way thus..
  • "I tried calling you a few times after our retirement. There was no response from you and I thought you were busy with the consultancy job you've taken up with our company. Are you still in the job? How's life otherwise and 
What things keep you interesting these days?”

keyword: Retirement

10 comments:

  1. I like all your posts and somehow I believe the limit of 60 is good for some but not for most who are still fit as a fiddle!

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    1. I 100% agree with what you say Roma and it's very much right that I should do my best in my Specialization to the extent possible barring the age.. But in parallel, the Higher Goals of life too should be remembered which if done along with our active work in time, would truly give an ultimate meaning to our life.. Thanks for such a good comment of discussion brought out in this context.. It truly makes me clarify further here!

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    2. Further here 60,62,65 and 67 mentioned are just the symbolic representation for the narration indicating the coming up changes in life!

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  2. An ever green post,loved reading it.

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    1. Thanks Jyotirmoy.. An appreciative comment on the Post!

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  3. I totally agree there...the higher goals are generally shelved for the sake of professional goals usually lack of time cited as the most common reason. It is a timely reminder to those reading and well way away from their retirement that to have a life that is truly satisfying one should aim at holistic view and not just narrow it down to a periscopic view of distant professional and financial goals.

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    1. Equally rightly brought out the point here, Bushra.. Yes.. That's how one should look at his/her life as Whole and never as Part.. Then only true Peace reigns in us.. I still remember the Saying of Swami Chinmayananda.."It's not what life I lead is important here but what would be my mind when the leaving time comes!" Thanks for leaving such an explanatory Comment on the Post.. And equally thanks for joining my Site!

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  4. You know sir I believe a person should work till he/ she fees the need to. However one should not miss out on the softer aspects of life and enjoyment to meet professional goals in the golden years of retired life! But ofcourse these are just my two cents! 😊

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    1. You said it 100% right, Archana.. Both are important in our life and each has its own value at the appropriate time in our life.. 100% earning in the prime life is a must discipline with all of us with a tapered activities in that direction as the age crosses for that simultaneously picking up those activities that very suit as well as advised around for the rest of the life to bring a meaning to our own life.. Here I should ever remember in my mind that I'm retired because I'm no more useful to do my work efficiently at any level..say from working to managing because of coming down capacities with age.. I think one should never forget this Truth in the Employment field where one is paid only for the worth one delivers to the Employer.. Thanks for leaving such a wonderful explanatory comment here and further sharing on Google+!

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    2. 2 Corrections.. Delete 'a' in line 3 and add 'much' in line 4.. Sorry for the grammatical mistakes!

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