Most of us are on LinkedIn for professional reasons, to seek new avenues, to connect with people of similar interests and areas. The purpose of Linkedln is solely and purely to connect with individuals for work.
But, of late LinkedIn seems to be going the Facebook way. How? Since the past few months, there have been instances where men working in good positions in well known firms have connected with me citing professional reasons and then slowly shifted their conversation asking about personal details, mobile number, and showed interest in connecting with me on WhatsApp. Things which we commonly hear on FB messenger from random men like “Nice DP”, “Looking beautiful” and so on have slowly crept in LinkedIn messages.
To all such men, please let the sanctity and purpose of LinkedIn be! If you want to connect with women interested in dating, please join Tinder or such dating apps. LinkedIn is definitely not the place for all this.
Please look at my job profile, my interests rather than my DP. Don’t behave like those “taporis” on FB messenger..
Yesterday’s Zomato incident over religion wasn’t quite shocking. As non-vegetarians raised among strict vegetarians, i have seen this kind of discriminatory behavior a lot of times. People refuse to sit on the same table as us, refuse to eat even dried snacks at our home, kids at school make faces if any kid brings non-veg stuff and tease him/her. This kind of behavior over caste, religion, food is ingrained in our society. Respecting the person, his/her beliefs is something which should be the norm but sadly it isn’t. Practice what you want to but not by demeaning others and their choice.
It’s fun talking to teenagers.
Yesterday I met my son’s friend after a long time. He is a jovial chap who is very free with me. We started discussing about career and future plans. He said, “Aunty, I want to do something creative. I can’t imagine myself doing a desk job. I have plans to open a cafe where I can fulfill my passion of cooking and my cafe will also have live band playing music. You know na music is my another passion. Of course, I know I need to work first to save money to fulfill this dream of mine.”
I simply smiled and prayed that his dream come true some day. As youngsters, we have so many aspirations and dreams, sometimes they are fulfilled, sometimes they aren’t. Hope our kids enjoy what they do. Let their passion be their job.
When I was expecting my daughter, my son was 4 years old. My husband those days was extremely busy with his work and it was me and my sonny boy most of the time. We had involved him from day 1 of my pregnancy. He would hold my hands when I would walk with him on uneven roads or in rainy season. He was only 4, but he was confident that he wouldn’t let me fall. He would come back from school, eat, watch TV for a while or play on his own while I rested, especially during the last trimester. He would accompany me for the regular check-ups, get excited when he heard the Doppler. He was extremely happy when his sister was born and even then took great care.
My son is almost 17 now, but he is still the same..Empathy, love, care, compassion aren’t gender specific.