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I was given career advice today by someone. It said — we can’t pick and choose our work all time. That person is absolutely right. We cannot choose what we want to work on and when. What I fail to understand, is that how can we work our best if we don’t like it in the first place. What is the point of work if it does not make you go back to it? Who likes working at breakneck speeds? Money, works for a majority, for a lot of reasons, a lot of times. But not always. At the end of the day, you can only work if it truly makes you happy. Not money, but the work should. Somewhere, we all find our compensation.

Mariyam Raza Haider

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A journalist by training, Mariyam Haider is a writer and performance poet in Singapore.
She is the researcher of the book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age written by James Crabtree.
Her writing has appeared in Hindustan Times, Livemint, Feminism In India, New Asian Writing and Kitaab.

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