Strike a Balance

Some say “you are not replaceable at home”
The truth is you are replaceable everywhere


You are easily replaceable at work
You are uneasily replaceable at home


Don’t let biology deceive you, blood doesn’t keep a home, availability, and provision make/keep a home.


If you are not always there to provide what is required of you when it is needed, the expectant will become weary of expecting, and at some point, what is available will replace what is required/needed, who is available will take the place of who is not, cos life must go on, and with time you will become irrelevant – subtle replacement


Home is important, work is also important, strike a balance.

60 Replies to “Strike a Balance”

  1. It’s true,, but there is a fact, work never finishes, so don’t ever try to finish it before you go home,, it’s just a continuous process , do today’s but and fall back home and come back tomorrow for next day,s bit

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  2. 1)If you are not always there to provide what is required of you when it is needed »
    2) the expectant will become weary of expecting, and at some point »
    3) what is available will replace what is required/needed, who is available will take the place of who is not »
    cos life must go on.

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  3. On some fronts, I’ll never be exactly replaced, no matter how I try hard to soften blows that I may not know when they come….on other fronts? I always work towards being replaceable at a moments notice – that is the only line I draw between work & home life – “what can I do to ease the transition between having me here and not?” and “Yup! I should, if doing my job correctly, ALWAYS be replaceable, as quick as possible – whether I die or decide work relationship not really in the best interest of them or me? Yup – how quick can we each be set free of each other?” – LOL Another never ending conversation on multiple fronts, for myself – LOL Simply because, I’ve been tasked, personally and professionally, in the past, for trying to ‘hurry up and restore ‘normal’ desired operations, quickly, when the unexpected (mortality) or choices made in anger/greed (employer fronts) change the landscape in 2.5 seconds or less! Nice post!

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  4. Very deep thoughts. You have contradicted the general notion of a person being irreplaceable at home with a sound logic. I strongly support that Work-Life balance should be maintained and that everyone is irreplaceable, barring parents.
    One can’t replace their unstinted, selfless love with anything else in the World.

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  5. Bonjour mes amis Amies

    N’attendez pas d’être heureux pour sourire, souriez plutôt afin d’être heureux
    Vivez chaque jour comme s’il était le dernier (même le lundi)
    Il y a quelque chose de beau dans chaque journée, à vous de le trouver
    Voilà 3 bonnes pensées pour commencer la semaine du bon pied
    J’espère que cela va t’aider
    Courage
    Ainsi qu’une belle semaine à venir mème si le temps le beau n’est pas là
    Bisou Amitié
    Bernard

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  6. The ego tells the workaholic that he is irreplaceable and yet, when he is no longer able to carry out his duties, he is very quickly replaced. A clear example is when actors are easily replaced for a variety of reasons, in films or on stage. A thought provoking post!

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  7. In other words, don’t get overly entitled to your work title. You are expendable to others so let go,of your ego and engage in your responsibilities at home as well.

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