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Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Ronald Reagan

I have been laid off thrice, including the pandemic time. Every time this happened, I felt relieved.

Yes, there were financial pressures to tend. I had my fair share of mortgage repayments. I felt distressed.

Not about how I would repay my debts, but about how this will play out among people who cared about me. My family. Their stress and their overarching attempts to make me feel safe burdened me more than the financial insecurities themselves.

At such times, I felt I was losing my self-esteem. I regained it, then lost it again, then recovered back fully — above the waters. …


Pen Magnet

Startup writer, Programmer, Tech Career Blogger, Education Engagement Enthusiast

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