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“Money, money money
Must be funny
In the rich man’s world”
These are lyrics from the song from Abba.
Who does not want to earn more money?
There is nothing wrong with earning money.
But I’ve seen many families and lives come to ruin not because they are not earning enough but because they are actually earning so much that they have forgotten what it’s like to have a sense of family.
Some are so driven to become successful and rich that they forget the reason why they are working, and who they are working for in the first place – their families.
It’s important for all of us to understand when we’re already going overboard and beyond the healthy limit.
It’s already too much when you need to pee so badly, but you still don’t want to go on a CR break. It’s already too much when you take your breakfast during lunch, and your lunch during dinner. It’s already too much when you mistake your wife for your client.
It’s already too much when you start whispering your workmate’s name in your sleep. It’s already too much when one can actually compare you to a raisin and not a grape because of too much stress.
It’s already too much when you actually forget what day it is today and the birth dates of all your loved ones.
As they say, we need to work in moderation.
Anything that is in excess will never do us any good.
Too much eating can cause us to be overweight. Too much expenses can lead to debt. Too much work can cause over fatigue.
At the end of the day, how much food can you just actually eat in one meal? How many cars do you need in order to bring yourself from point A to point B? How many houses should you buy in order for you to feel that you are accomplished?
We must learn how to live a life of balance. Work hard when you go to work, but play hard when you are with your loved ones.
Always remember, when we give him, we must give NOT what is LEFT OF US, but we must give the BEST OF US.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
Are you already reaching the measures of working too much? Do you still spend quality time with your loved ones? If not, tell me, how much is enough? (Chinkee Tan)