Yesterday I went to the Delhi Blogathon, a bloggers meet. Apart from the other interesting stuff and people, there was this really interesting gentleman who could mimic accents of various countries. He’s even played a tiny role in the Bollywood movie Band Baaja Baraat.
Post the event, I got a chance to converse with him. When we discussed about his livelihood, he said he used to be a teacher till sometime back but then he quit in his early 40’s. He does shows at events for a living. He even makes sure returns home by 5 (mostly) and cooks dinner, as he loves to cook. He mentioned that his wife also works and normally comes back around 6. We happened to ask him whether he’s able to manage with just doing shows? Is that enough?To this he answered that they manage to sustain their lifestyle fairly comfortably. Yes, he has kids too.
He then mentioned about a friend of his.
This guy goes to work at 8 in the morning, comes back around 8-9 and then goes to play badminton. His friends wife leaves for office around 9 and comes back only around dinner time. They have dinner and then they sleep. In the midst of all this they have a 16 year old daughter……
After saying this he looked into our eyes and said:
You decide how much is enough?!?
Update: Uncle Andy pointed out some corrections in the comments about his work: i do not do shows..i do voice overs and some acting…and my wife gets home at 730/8…delhi traffic!.
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slight correction abhinav…i do not do shows..i do voice overs and some acting…and my wife gets home at 730/8…delhi traffic!…and i hope my friends never read this…they will know who they are…embarrasing!…
Thanks Uncle for pointing those mistakes out, I hope those mistakes are acceptable considering i was a few beers down when we spoke 😉
It is never enough. If we keep working to earn more & more we'll miss out on so much fun things in life, so balance is required. Work to live, not the other way around, sahi hai na?
That depends on how we think enough or not. If we think life is good and then it is. We must think about the balance in life.
Well, that should be, but we must know the main reason on balance.
What is the main reason for this?
“It is never enough. If we keep working to earn more & more we'll
miss out on so much fun things in life, so balance is required.” I do agree with this point!
How this can be right for other ways?
Good story for life so far. Love it.