Three gentlemen were discussing their lives with respect to their children. This was an after lunch discussion where most of the valuable thoughts are discussed to be wasted. One of them was seriously concerned about his child’s admission to the school while the other’s child was about to join a professional course. Third one had nothing to do with both of them but was a part of the discussion.
The one whose child was about to join the professional course said, “Sometimes I feel sorry as I did not continue the business with my Dad. Even as a department head
The other two agreed, “Right said sir, had you continued the business you might have expanded to some extent as you are doing here for the employer”. The third one participated,” Even a shopkeeper can hope to buy another shop and hand it over to his son to continue business. Depending on the talent of the individual this may keep growing”.
“Absolutely”, the first one said, “Here as a department manager if I work for twenty four hours I am not going to get an extra penny except the annual incentives and these days that too depends on the market condition. There is always a tension in mind to maintain the job”.
The youngerof the two who was a bachelor yet, said, “That is why I have plans and I will act accordingly. I will work for five years and won’t get married until then. Once I save the desired amount I will invest in my area of interest. I will understand the market and the industry by then and will become a consultant to charge fees at my conditions”.
The others kept listening. “There are umpteen ways to make money. What I am doing now is my interest, if it not had been I would have continued this until I succeeded in some other sector. The important thing is I do something that I like and the money will keep running after me”.
“Don’t think the life so easy brother. We thought the same but couldn’t dare to once we got the job”. The others tried to keep him down.
“But you gave up”, he spoke more determined than ever, “I won’t. To serve is easy but to keep serving is not.”