I am sure most of you will agree that the general thinking in today’s time is whatever parents do or give to their children they want it to be the best or at par with the best. It’s no compromise situation but peer to peer pressure also in an important factor in such belief. For these things or have this kind of comfort proper financial planning is required. No matter what you do or how much you earn it is always better to be a smart investor or smart financial planner. It not only helps to take care of expenses but also gives time to enjoy those priceless moments without any mental pressure.
Optimism is just a state of mind or mental attitude which we develop or have according to what we feel or see around. It can be both short term and long term again depending on how we tackle it. I feel it is upto us how much positive and optimistic we want to be and how we want to look at things. There are so many examples and situations which occur around us and with us which we can look upto optimisticaly.
Since childhood I have looked upto my father with utmost respect and I have seen him doing so many things for family and friends which shows how much he cares for them. The way he and my chacha’s have come along with so much difficulty and extreme sitautions it wouldn’t have been possible without their high level of optmism. They still are very positive in life and very much focussed to do lot more. My mother and Kinnary though from different backgrounds and upbringing have settled beautifully in the family. It is fantastic to see them taking care of family anf friends in such a warm way always.
We all are going through a phase currently where mobiles, iPads, smart watches, etc and other gadgets have become a very integral and critical part of our life and routine. I say integral because we all need to use them in different ways at different time in something or other daily and critical because we have started finding life difficult without them and have become quite dependent on them for daily chores of life. Kids have also become a part of this revolution big time and it is actually tough for parents to separate them from gadgets. With this strong affinity comes the need of digital safety and security. As a parent I feel it is very important to keep a track of kids with this no holds barred and unlimited Online World. No doubt we have to give space to them for their own time but at the same time some moderation is required till a particular age.
Bombay has always been the city of dreams for Indians, no matter which profession you are in, this city is where the big dreams get fulfilled. Take any stream – business, acting, sports, studies, art & culture, etc and you will find people coming from all over India to fulfil their dreams or move on to the next level in their respective lives and careers. I have heard so many people cribbing about the way this city runs and functions but still everybody including them wants to live here. Mumbai as it is called now (till date I prefer calling it Bombay) is a so called fast city where everyone is on their toes from dawn to dusk to midnight to complete their chores.
I have always been a firm believer of having a good combination of family and friends to make life much more enjoyable and interesting in every aspect. We all have our respective families but I think good set of friends definitely adds up the charm in life. I have been very lucky to have a wonderful set of different friends on whom I can rely or look up to whenever and wherever I need them.
I have been fortunate to have a big family with lots of cousins. We have had so many happy occasions of weddings, birthdays, etc which we have enjoyed together and had fun. On the other hand there have been few testing times where the family has stuck together and supported each other like anything. In these hard times distance has no value and family members from different parts have reached to support each other. It is wonderful to see the camaraderie amongst the cousins too in today’s time where even blood relations also get spoilt for smallest of issues. I hope that this feeling of love & respect is present in the coming generation also. We have a big responsibility of inculcating this in the newer generation.