Padhai-Naukri-Shaadi: Desi Redditors Discuss The Need For Taking A Break From This Cycle


“22 tak padhai, 25 pe naukri, 26 pe chokri, 30 pe bachche, 60 pe retirement … aur phir maut ka intezaar … dhat aaisi ghisi piti life thodi jeena chahta hoon.” We all remember Bunny’s dialogue from the film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. And I’m sure all of us have experienced having a burnout in at least one of these pre-decided stages of life or another, which often end up affecting our mental health negatively.

A desi Redditor finally voiced the million-dollar question we all have had in our minds- ‘Why don’t we ever take a break?’ He asks people for their honest opinions on and personal stories if they’ve ever taken a gap year and how beneficial they find it to be. Check out his question:-

Why don’t we ever take break? from india

The reactions were certainly mixed. While some shared success stories of their gap years, other hinted at fears as to why they think it won’t be possible for them:-

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We too have come across success stories and experiences shared by people before. For instance, people celebrating quitting their toxic jobs which were affecting their mental health, or a 16-year old who took a gap year after 10th and learned more than our education system taught her.

Have you ever considered taking a break from the daily grind of life? Tell us!

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