The rules have changed.
With today’s ever-changing trends, doing what was conventional is no longer guaranteed to work. Situations change. New technology leads to a faster paced lifestyle. There are new rules to follow. If you refuse to adjust to these changes, you can be left behind with the stragglers.
Whereas family used to be the most important thing in a person’s life, today’s world demands that you prioritize other things as well. Yes, your family is important, but so is your job. Moreover, not everyone is lucky enough to be surrounded with a nurturing and loving clan. If you feel alone, you should go out of your way and establish your own alternate family unit.
This different and new version of a unit is comprised of friends that love each other unconditionally. It is now common for people to have acrimonious relationships with their parents and siblings. As sad as this may sound, some of them have actually been able to establish family-like bonds with the people around them. If you find yourself in this situation, you don't have to agonize over it. Embrace what you have and see things as a gift.
Gone too are the days when mixing business with pleasure was a taboo. Many companies have realized that great personal relationships within the office can increase work satisfaction amongst their employees. When you get to know your colleagues you also get to learn their strengths and weaknesses. It's much easier to work in unity when you know the people around you. Make your coworkers your friends and see how smoothly things start running. It is also a great way to earn the respect of people that matter.
If you feel that you haven’t achieved much, don’t pressure yourself . What matters most is that you savor your life experiences and learn from them. You no longer have to be at the top of the corporate ladder and an owner of a new luxurious home. A mature person is now someone who is able to adjust to the changes and is willing to make life work for him or her.
The rules have changed, and so should you!
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