Working for other people has frequently been a struggle for me. It is not easy to work for others and I know I am not alone in this venture. Many of my family friends have kids who could not hold on to their jobs beyond the probation period. I know of my mother’s church friend’s son who graduated from the UK with a masters degree but could not pass the interview to secure a job. He has been jobless for more than 10 years now since he graduated with a highly qualified masters degree. But he is lucky as both parents have pension as retired teachers and they know of relatives who are doctors who can write medical report about their son not being able to work because of some illness or condition in order to get their pension later on from the government. Hence, this boy is lucky – he will eventually get his parents’ pension to feed himself for life.
Not everyone is so lucky. Many have to resort to charity and donations from generous people. There are others who have to turn to their working siblings to help support them but even then, they have their own families to take care of. Life is carefree from the worries of money when your parents slought it out to make ends meet and work hard just to put bread on the table. For them, the children come first, then only their own self. So it is right for the children who grow up to support their aged parents who have done so much for them. This is only possible provided the children have financial security, able to work in a team and perform in their work. It would be a bonus if they are star performers just like my two younger sisters.