Luck Or Your Efforts

A warm welcome to all my readers. Today my topic is about luck, about destiny. Do you believe in luck? Well I do not. There is no such good luck or bad luck. Because according to me, when something you gave a miss, that means you were not supposed to be there. Well, it’s all written on our destiny. I believe if you had given your part, your effort then you might not get exact success, but you will be happy with the result and guarantee, you will not get failure.

In my college days, my friends tagged me as “The Lucky Girl”. Because I used to score without studying. Not topper, but yes, with decent marks. My first year of college was very bad. I literally had no idea how to use the reference books. I had a habit of mugging up each and every sentence written in a book. I was not a  bright student. But then one professor said in one class that you will never succeed if you mugg up. You have to understand the concept. By this you can write the correct answer without studying. If you can understand the concept, in your own language that also will do, and if you make yourself understand by filmy-way that also will do. 

Yes, I applied that technique. I started understanding the concept, sometimes in Hindi, sometimes by creating a filmy scene. It was damn easy for me to understand the concept. And hence easy for me to write in the exams. But sometimes, we did cheat too. From friends-of-friends, I got this question paper. It was 50 marks and was an internal exam. So obviously, I didn’t study anything else other than what was there with me. But the professor came to know about this and she changed the question paper. It was a big question mark for me to write the answers.  To my surprise, I scored decent marks. As I said earlier, my friends used to call me lucky. They started taunting me every now and then. I explained to them that this is not at all luck. Yes, I never studied but I knew the concept. and the main thing is that I know HOW TO WRITE. Yes, I was not expecting good marks, but I was sure that I would not at all fail in that exam.

So, this is it. There is no such luck. It’s all the effort you put in. I give my effort at the start so that I don’t have to cry at the last moment. Yes, I got a tight slap by learning in a short cut way only and tried to secure first position. But it was my effort that after every class, I revised what the professor taught, by myself-making concepts.

Destiny is not in our hands. But you have to accept what has happened and try to move on. People do try to change their destiny. But if the cause is good, then obviously you will succeed. If not then you will fail horribly, making your life more miserable. So go with the flow without taking any tensions. Life will be easy. Think only about the present, make your present beautiful.

What do you prefer? Luck or Effort?

Work’s Destiny

“I am not well, I will work from home” – Those were the days, when we used to cry and wanted to work from home. Everyone wanted a fixed office time and wanted a holiday on weekends. Now  everyone’s dreams have come true but on a very sad note. Yes, Everyone was forced to work from home, almost 22 hours a day, No weekends. The work culture has horribly changed in these past two years. Some went into depression, some even commit suicide. The pressure of work was so much that people could not handle it. Though there was a layoff, there were resignations too. Seniors blame their juniors for not working, and juniors complain about horribly excess work. Some companies announced that they will keep this work from home culture till 2025. While some companies even announced permanent work from home but with pay cuts.

Students always dream about not giving exams. Yes, their dream also became true but one horrible phase came in their life that some company said no placement for this passout students. Now these students either have to go through nepotism or do further studies so that they are able to get a job. Feeling very bad for these students, who danced with their hearts out and later realized that they were dancing on very very cheap songs.

But is this work from home culture right? Well, I genuinely feel, every work should have its own place. Home is the place to relax and have fun. Home is the place to be busy, but in some other ways and in some other things. I know covid made this situation work for everyone from home but now it’s time to take precautions and get back to the place where the work belongs. Employees who stood with the company in these two years should be given a pay rise. People who were laid off, should get retained.

In this progressing world, we need robots for each and every work. But I personally feel, if everything is replaced by robots then people will sit at home and start scratching their bums. People will start watching all the toxic serials and reality shows on TV and start implementing them in real life. The future of robots is a very very bad stage for human beings. I have heard many things about advanced technology like delivery by drone, flying cars, and even talking human-like robots. Believe me, It’s not good. If the drone starts delivery of food, The humans will be jobless and they have to learn a new job. If talking robots come into our life then we will require no family and friends to have fun around. This will lead to frustrations and depressions because such things are cured by human beings only who can understand the pain, not robots.

Science and technology is good, very good but it has to be used in the right way and at the right place. Not in every human’s place. Even we programmers have to go through the pain of learning new programming languages not because we love it but the old one deprecates soon and we have no choice but to learn it and that too in a short time. Trust me guys, it is not easy to switch from one programming language to another. I still remember when HTML5 overtook the flash. My friend, who was a flash developer, had to resign from job so that he could study some other stuff and apply for a fresh new job. Resigning from job was easy for him because he was not married and he had money, which meant he had no big responsibility in his life. For some, learning new things is not at all possible. Learning new things is not everyone’s cup of tea. When working from home, it was expected from us to learn new things. But when will you learn? At midnight? Being at home, Being with your family, still no social life, still no part of your family.

— “When I was of your age, I used to study in street lights”…
— “When I was of your age, I used to earn, and study at night..”
— “When I was of your age, I used to walk 5kms and cross a dangerous river, everyday, to attend school”..

Yes, it’s true. Not comparing or complaining. But in future, we will tell our kids;

— “When I was of your age, It was compulsory to study online and work from home and earn, 24*7”..
— “When I was of your age, I used to earn by uploading videos on YouTube and scoring maximum points on video games”
— “When I was of your age, I never went out. Because going out was dangerous”.
— “When I was of your age, I was at home 24*7, Still had no time to talk to family”

This work’s future will lead to unemployment. There are many small jobs in the world which is totally depend on the office. If the office does not reopen then these small jobs will be in danger. Even companies who manufacture coffee machines will be in danger. Because offices need such machines. Every small thing we can think of, is  connected to the reopening of the office. Even electricity. We think that electricity will be saved but believe me, there will be Inflation. Though we earn but still we will be unable to afford everything. Not even food delivery of idli-dosa.

Every work should have a place, and every work should be done by humans. Else, the day is not too far to say that we are dharti ka bhoj (totally and completely useless for everyone).