Of late I have been asked if I don’t do household jobs at all. I appreciate the intrigue people have in my personal life. To curb the desire let me clarify. Yes, I don’t do much cooking, if cooking is the job they are referring to or is it room and bathroom cleaning? Or is it taking care of three kids of age two, five and seven? Why do people assume that someone who reads books is jobless. Why is reading considered as something that need to be done when you are jobless?
Let me ask! How many hours a day do you spend in watching forwarded videos in WhatsApp? How many hours do you spend watching the shared posts in Facebook, and Instagram? How many hours or may be minutes you spend in a beauty parlour doing facial, pedicure,manicure or just doing eyebrows? How much time do you invest in TV? How much time do you have for a day out or night out with friends? If your answer is zero to all the questions, I admit that I am jobless. If your answer is a positive number for any one question, then I would say that you are judgemental.
Time is not a luxury. I have no time is not an excuse. We find time for doing everything that you feel you must do or you find an interest in. My interest is reading and my blog and hence I find time. But I don’t watch forwarded videos unless there is some caption which convinces me that it is worth my time. I don’t have a Facebook or Instagram account. I don’t go to parlours except for a haircut coz by now I am convinced that no parlours could change how I look and neither helped me boost my confidence. I don’t watch TV except when there is some movie that I love ( only on weekend). Now you introspect and tell me how much time you have for reading?
When I am teaching my kids, while they are writing, I read. They never felt that Amma is doing something else while I am studying. Before going to bed my 7 year old daughter insists on reading a story herself. All these have made a positive impact in my psyche. We are living in an era of digital burst that books are viewed as obsolete. If our mindset is this, how can we expect our kids to indulge in reading.
Just because I am a review blogger, I don’t claim that I have read all the classics and international books. There are so many bloggers and books which are famous and I have not even heard of them. Does it make me less of are so person? Does following my passion make me jobless? I don’t think so. If you do, tell me in the comment section.