It’s your day to­day..!

Pakistan Observer - - OPIN­ION -

IT’S your day to­day! Yes, to­day is May 1st, labour day; your day, my day, our day! A day to re­joice, to be joy­ful and grate­ful for the work we have ev­ery­day! There are many who do not work! No, I am not speak­ing of the un­em­ployed, but those who are so rich, that they do not have to work any­more! Their fa­thers or grand­fa­thers have made enough money to keep them idle and un­oc­cu­pied! Quite of­ten, we envy them! “How nice it is,” we say “to do noth­ing!” “How won­der­ful to look at the sea or moun­tains all day!” To all of you who think so, let us go over and talk to these peo­ple, “Sir! Are you happy with the time you have, do­ing noth­ing?” we ask these same peo­ple who are sit­ting on easy chairs gaz­ing at the ocean, “Madam are you happy?”

They turn to you with eyes of bore­dom and minds full of de­pres­sion, “What do you do all day?” they ask us and turn back to look­ing at the hills or the sea.

“We work!” we tell them. “You are so lucky!” say these same bored peo­ple, “To have your hours and days filled with some­thing con­struc­tive! To solve prob­lems, to face chal­lenges, to ex­cel in your job, how lucky you are!” They look at us en­vi­ously as we walk away puz­zled. But it’s true, if you are still work­ing, then to­day is your day to cel­e­brate your work! Jump with glee! Shout with joy! Wish your other worker friends!

If you have hands that are cal­loused and wrin­kled with phys­i­cal labour, re­mem­ber they are stronger and have made you stronger than the weak soft hands of the per­son who has no work! If you have a mind that has to think of strat­egy, solve prob­lems, meet chal­lenges of your com­pany or cor­po­rate ev­ery­day; re­mem­ber it’s a mind that even if you are old, is still young! Be­cause the more work you do, the younger you re­main. If you don’t be­lieve me, look at our old politi­cians; while our fa­thers and moth­ers lie in bed when they are eighty plus, these politi­cians re­main young and ac­tive! Have a look at their work sched­ule, it’s very heavy and long, but they love it, and life loves them!

Yes, to­day is May 1st, labour day; your day, my day, our day! A day to re­joice, to be joy­ful and grate­ful for the work we have ev­ery­day..! — Email: bob­s­ban­ter@ gmail. com

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