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Focus on yourself
I am 23 years old guy from Kathmandu. Ever since I was a kid, I have been a fan of magic. Taking my interest, I have started doing street magic. If you come around Boudhanath Stupa in the evening, you’d see me. However, my parents and friends think it’s a waste of time because there is not any income. I really want to do that but I don’t know how to explain my interests to them.
It is amazing that you’re doing something new and unique here however I also think that the concern of your parents and your friends are valid. How are you really going to earn money from doing street magic? If you have a plan on how exactly are you going to do that then there is no problem. But if you don’t have one, you can see how your friends and parents think that it is a waste of time. There are many magicians all around the world who earn a lot of money doing what they are good at and what they like, which is magic. If you also want to pursue this field as an income generating work then I would suggest you to plan this seriously because I think that it would be a unique, fun way of making a living and especially if you are passionate about it you would not feel like you are working. So good luck and I think once you show your parents and tell them your plan on how you want to make a career in magic show I am sure they will understand.
First of all, thank you for answering these columns. I am 25 years old. I once loved a guy. We dated for more than 5 years. Only last week, he broke up with me and said that he’d be marrying other girl because his parents don’t appreciate inter-class marriage with me. It’s literally so hard to move on. I don’t know how to control myself.
I can understand that you are in a very difficult situation and that it is very difficult for you at the moment to accept what is happening in your life. However, I feel like you should look at this situation as a blessing in disguise because you are saved from someone who does something not because of logic but because of the pressure they feel in certain situation and that is more often not the right decision that people take. I am also not saying that you have to feel ok and be normal this very moment, you can take your time and take as much time as you need because I can understand that break ups are difficult to handle and move on from. However, eventually with time you will see and you will learn that one does move on and it will be alright but for now focus on yourself. And remember that you dodged a bullet. So, congratulations!
I am 32 years old, male. I am divorced and I am raising three kids by myself. As a job, I own a record studio. Life was going great when I was married. I had good earnings. Now, the things are all down. No one wants to record at my studio, affecting my income. I haven’t even been able to pay the rents. I don’t know when the landlords will kick me out. I even applied for other jobs but I didn’t get a call. Please suggest me what to do.
I am sorry to hear what you are going through. Life can be very challenging at times, throwing at us the most difficult situations that we can imagine. If you have a recording studio, I suggest that you promote it heavily through social media because these days there are a lot of projects that do require recording studio, there are many upcoming artists who would want to record individual songs and release their singles. So, I suggest you to get these audiences and put out as much information as you can about your studio and have a competitive rate. In the meanwhile, just as you already are doing, do apply for other jobs that interest you and jobs that you think will help you handle your family. I can understand that it must be very difficult raising three kids on your own however don’t be too harsh on yourself and remember that you already doing a good job. I wish you all the best.
I have been working abroad for 7 years. Now, I am 40 years old man. I came here to become rich. However, I have been failure in everything ever since I came here. I want to come to Nepal but I am in confusion, if it’s a good idea or not. Please tell me what to do.
I am sorry but I am going to be brutally honest here and tell you that if after 7 years of being somewhere you feel like you are a complete failure and are writing this question to me, I feel like you should come back to Nepal. These days there are many opportunities in Nepal. You just have to be willing to work hard and not give up easily. No matter what people say, I feel like it is much easier to start a business, to get a job here in Nepal compared to a foreign land. I am not sure if you are living with your family there, but if you have your family here in Nepal all the more reasons to come back.
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