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“When I was working at the bank,”said Diya stirring her cup of milk,”I suffered from emotional distress because of working there.”
“Thats right,” said Nisha keeping her hand on Diya’s shoulder,”it felt as if I was going through an endless struggle. I felt a lot of discomfort in all areas of my life.”
“Thats so true,” said Mrs. Nitya leaning forward towards them,”so to get rid of emotional distress, both of you created financial distress which is causing even more emotional distress. How does that even help?”
“You are right but…….” Nisha didnt know what to say. She felt awful and miserable. Diya was almost in tears.
“A wrong decision does not make you weak or stupid,”said Mrs. Nitya,”none of us are wise enough to never make any mistakes in our life. Some of us mess up our careers, some mess up their relationships while some are careless with their health. We all are fools in this journey of life.”
“Its too late to go back now,”said Diya wiping her tears with her handkerchief.
“O my,” said Mrs. Nitya consoling her,”no one ever asked you to go back. You can only move ahead now. Keep working on your dream project and go get a job. Keep doing what you love and take up a job so that the money you earn gives you some peace of mind.”
“But,” said Nisha drinking some water,”how will that job ever give me any peace of mind?”
“Why not!” said Mrs. Nitya,”you both are talented young women. You have worked hard to get a reputable job. I agree that you dont like the work there, but what about the freedom it brings along with it. Your saved money wont last long and your business needs investment. That job will give you stability, it will provide you relief from all these financial struggles and above all, this time you are being supported by your best friend and the work you love. You wont be sitting there cursing your life. Now you have something better in life. You wont be worried about financing your project anymore. Money is a good enough reason to get a job. Money cannot be a source of our happiness, but its absence does become a source of pain and misery.”