December 7, 2012 10:56pm CST
I remember this line when I watched Click on HBO the other day. Family first before work. Well for me this is true, money can give you happiness because you earn money from it and will last until you still have work. But in the other hand, family can give you love and happiness that will stay forever. Some people still want to prioritize work first and for me, I think if your still single it's ok to prioritize it but if you're already married and has a family, might choose family first rather than your work.
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8 Dec 12
i very much agree. i have a very stable job for 8 years. when i got married and soon after have a baby, i resigned from work so i can take care of my little boy. my husband is the only one working now. sure, it's hard financially (that's why i am trying to help him in simple things that i can, like mylotting in my free time like when baby is sleeping, hope to get more online jobs so i can help him even more.) but we're gradually adjusting. there's nothing more enjoyable now than me being a full time mom and wife. when i was still single, i used to stay super late at work but when i got married and my baby was born, everything changed. it's hard sometimes but it's a wonderful change and i consider it a blessing. :-)
9 Dec 12
Wow, good to know that. You know what, that's what my mom did to me when I was still a baby. She quit her job and became a full time mom. She nurture me, help me with everything and took care of me. She was there on my every step, from my first day of school, to my first award, and until I graduated, she's there. Take good care of you little boy. =)
8 Dec 12
I think some people have lost sight on why they're actually working, and that's to provide for their family. Some people have been too focused with their careers. this isn't bad if one is doing it not for himself but to give his family a better life. But personally, earning lots of money wouldn't be worth it if you don't get to spend time with your family. But for me, it's more on the point that we all are living on borrowed time, and we should make the most of this time by being with our family.
8 Dec 12
Yep, you are right but some people are too focused with their careers that they cannot have some family bonding and all that they do is just give a lot of money to their family, and for me that is not a good idea. A good example are those people who are working abroad just to sustain their family's financial needs. Its like, they have the money but the relationship between them is not growing and sometimes there is a wall between them which is not good. Based on my own experience.
8 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes i completely agree to u on this point and even i place my family over every other thing in this world. I remember that i had got a good job offer and for that i had leave my home place and on hearing this, i turned down the offer as i had always wanted to stay near my family and serve my parents till the end. We can even make good money if we try to spot opportunities around us and i am happy that i had taken that decision. What say?