With friends I’ve know since Sec 1-3, when I was 13-15 years old. L gave us the group name RHG to stand for Racial Harmony Group, but really there’s only 3 Malays and 2 Chinese here. Heh.
One of the things we talked about was what I’m doing now and what I intend to do July onwards. They were concerned. I mean.. among them, there’s a sign interpreter, accountant with the Big 4, HR executive and a scholar/teacher. We all came from a school, from a class where most of our classmates are professionals earning a stable income now. The accountant and the HR executive friend was worried about my career decision, and to sum it up, money should be the main priority and that I should think in the long term when I want to switch careers. And they gave me 6 months before I gave up. Such harsh reality checks and I haven’t even started on this July decision.
I’m neither here nor there on this thing. I mean.. I have a business degree and I minored in HR. I’m supposed to know what’s the good and profitable track for me. But I have also been involved with a few social causes and projects to know sometimes, there are bigger things to chase than money.
I went home and texted M. He reminded me on the importance of having enough and to feel like my job isn’t meaningless, to have a daily life I enjoy, and not the amount of money left when I’m done paying the therapist to stick it together. There are plenty of ways to make money in my spare time if that’s what I want.
In the words of Jessie J,
“Why is everybody so obsessed?
Money can’t buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now?
Guarantee we’ll be feeling alright”
– Jessie J in the song “Price Tag” featuring B.o.B