A huge milestone

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A simple middle-class man

I seldom discuss my family on social media, let alone write a blog about them. This event, however, is a huge highlight for all of us. And I would never have missed out on this opportunity to express myself.

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A journey of 37 years 5 months and 9 days

My father’s work was a field job. It was exhausting and required a significant amount of physical effort, just like any other field job. It was all sweat and sore muscles. Despite being promoted multiple times, he was not given any leeway. His job was all about taking orders and executing them. He spent his whole time saluting his superiors, calculating his leaves, rushing to work, and trying to deliver his best at his job. This sums up his entire career! It was all about making commitments and taking instructions. Along with this, he also had his sweet share of bonding with his coworkers, whom he considered his second family. He mentored, celebrated, partied, laughed, and mourned alongside them.

Our celebration at home

Salute to his commitment

It blows up my mind when I compare both of our journeys so far. I have worked at four different firms in the last 5 years, all in quest of a perfect environment to learn and grow. My father, on the other hand, has stuck to his one job throughout the years. He prioritized his family and stability over his personal development, which is completely justified. Our generation has a different outlook on life now, but the patience and dedication demonstrated by our previous generation are remarkable.

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