Life Story: Once We Target Happiness Based On Money, Promotion & Power We Start Losing Our Mental Health

The Logical Indian

May 3rd, 2016

Source: Humans of Madras

 

“My nephew wanted to become a film director and invested all his time, money and emotions in it. As they say, that’s not a field for a common man; he eventually didn’t make it through. He succumbed to the failure and started facing health problems. Gradually, his physical health declined along with his mental health. He never bothered about the family around him thatexisted throughout all the phases.
It was very hard to create a feeling of inclusiveness in him and make him feel motivated. Later, however he took up another course and completed it successfully to get a well paying and decent job. I wonder it’s not the trend only with the people in creative field. I see a lot of corporate employees facing similar or worse problems. Once we target happiness based on money, promotion and power we start losing our mental health. Long working hours inside air conditioned rooms, unnecessary thinking and continuous working throughout the night time not only suck your physical health but also the mental health. For some, sunlight has become a rare sight but for people like me sweating it out under the sun is all the energy needed to keep us young. How much ever I toil under the sun, I never tend to miss my family time, food and leave no room for self-pity. Work pressure is relative to every individual but in general we shouldn’t leave room for it to dominate. This has got nothing to do with being ambitious, just like my nephew wanted to be. We miss these things on a daily basis.
Almost 15 years ago, I thought it was only me who was taking things too seriously, but it’s even more sickening to see young adults falling prey to work pressure and health problems at present. It was really hard for me to balance a huge family of my own and also support my extended families. But that thought never carried over after the moment an issue got solved, irrespective of any situation. All I wanted was a healthy body and peaceful mind. You see, summer is already up and the weather is sure to take a huge toll on us.
It’s important that we eat well and rest equally well to keep it going through the season. It’s good to come out of comfort zone now and then but we shouldn’t forget that it’s not our life totally. Keep things light at heart and fill your stomach completely without any grievance and you’ll see what’s real happiness.”

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