YouTuber and pilot by profession, Gaurav Taneja, was recently suspended from his job at AirAsia. The reason behind his suspension was him calling out the lack of safe operations of an aircraft and its passengers.
This of course must have taken a toll on his financial state, but also affected his mental and emotional health. Being extremely passionate about something and being stripped away from it is saddening, confusing, and doesn’t settle well with the mind.
Staying home with not much to do leaves us thinking about our problems. Our professions are far beyond a way of making a living, putting food on the table. It isn’t just earning money for educating our children or recreation and retirement. They influence our self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence. They influence how we perceive ourselves and how others see us.
Jobs give individuals a sense of purpose and meaning in life. It allows us to follow our dreams and passions and do what we love doing. Keeps individuals intellectually challenged and stimulated and allows for social networking, teamwork, and peer interaction.
A job gives us structure and discipline to our days, weeks, and months. It allows us to enjoy our breaks and holidays far more as we feel they’ve been meaningfully earned. Work and earnings provide a deep sense of Security- emotional, psychological, and financial – for spouses, families, and children.
The step Gaurav took was huge but courageous. He knows the power, and financial strength of AirAsia but stood up for the right anyways. Now is the time to speak about mental health. Keeping it in consideration along with physical and financial issues, it is just as alarming.
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