What is a rat race? If you’re not sure what this means, allow me to explain this in two words – “pointless pursuit”. Yes, it is a pointless pursuit of happiness.
I’ve been working inside a square room with closed windows surrounded by headphone-wearing people for seven years. It was exhausting. One day I woke up and realised this isn’t the life I wanted and yes, I quit my job and took some time to gather myself. It was the best decision I have made, trust me. Sometimes we don’t want change because we think of things we might lose, not the things we might gain.
So think of the things that you want in life. Oh, did money came in first in your mind. Don’t worry, you’re not alone my friend. But if you’re the one who thought of a love life and a true and loyal partner, I feel sorry for you.
You see, we all want something in life. Things that we think will make us happy. You don’t really need 7 digits in your bank account to call yourself rich, or cut your face just to make it beautiful. Remember that a lot of people are happier with less than what you have. Go out there, quit your job if it’s intoxicating, breathe for a while, read books and figure out the things you really need. It may take a while but hey, there is no rush.
Don’t join the race, you might run alone but at least you’re going to the right destination.