Reasons why should women work


Reasons why should women work

Reasons why should women work

Reasons why should women work

If you thought “sheloves me /loves me not” was one of the most difficult questions to answer in life, you probably got it right and wrong.

Why? Because there’s another question which is equally (if not more difficult) to answer, i.e. “Should she work or not? – especially if she is married / mother”.  Status of women is improving but this topic is much discussed and debated in almost every circle I know.

No matter his/her age, almost every single person has a strong view, opinion and perspective on the issue – from a neighbor’s grandfather to a mother to friends & colleagues to children. But of course! We live in an era where we all have freedom of thought and speech, and so literature and stories galore!  

Why? A lot of times we have been asked and I have asked myself

Why women should work?” or rather,

"Should women work?"

Here’s my response:

  • Financial independence and freedom can be one of the most important variables that influence the quality and quantity of a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most liberating aspects for a decent quality life and respect.
  • Learning is one of the foundational pillar to personal and professional growth and life, and sky (rather your view of the sky) is the limit to what you can learn when you work.
  • You have an identity of your own – independent of your personal relationships and associations. There’s no telling how important it is in your own self-confidence and self-worth.
  • You are a better employer as almost all working women hire more help at home / on the domestic front – in terms of home-maintenance services, like driving /cooking/cleaning/ironing, etc. You provide an opportunity for more women to work by being a working woman yourself and make a significant contribution to improving the life of all your employees
  • You are a part of diverse life experiences and that enriches your own understanding of yourself, people, the world and life
  • You connect and interact with people from all walks of life / diverse backgrounds  and that opens your mind, views, opinions and perspectives
  • Your general knowledge improves – just by being part of a world out of the 4-walls  you observe, listen can comprehend a lot lot more
  • You appreciate the differences and nuances of the world within the 4-walls and outside the 4-walls. Trust me, this bursts your bubbles in terms of what it takes to be a working woman!
  • You understand human behavior and how the real-world really operates
  • You get to see how fair / unfair life is beyond the 4-walls – It is Kalyug for good reasons. And that changes the way you view your own life and the way you live your life
  • Your own self-esteem increases significantly – you just feel so much surer of yourself
  • Your family views you in a new light – many times, this translates into more respect and value they associate with you
  • You are better enabled, equipped and empowered to make decisions – simply because you know that you have a choice.
  • You can “buy” things for yourself – yes! You’re a good prospect for (m)any businesses. You pump  money into the economy and boost money circulation
  • You can be a role model to someone – I know many of my role models are everyday working women who balance it all every single day
  • You learn a lot of key “life skills”. Top among them are time management, communication, negotiation, saying NO
  • You tend to let-go of a lot of excess baggage – many times it is simply because you don’t have time to delve into the past or worry about the future.
  •  You can inspire someone somewhere – just by being a live example of “It is possible, you can do it
  • You can “buy” things for others – with fewer questions, and no / few answers
  • You see life with a new view.
  • You realize the value of all that your mother and father and teachers and supporters / advocates a lot-lot more.
  • You value time a lot more. You recognize just how little / much time there is.
  • You feel more independent and make life meaningful with your independence.
  • You are in better control of your life. Life is not just family and friends. It is more inside than outside. You learn to control your inner thoughts.
  • You teach your family independence / inter-dependence
  • You contribute to the world economy by being a productive contributor (in the economic world)
  • You understand and appreciate the value of money a lot more
  • You “genuinely” appreciate how life is for “him” – as he is the one who is usually working for the long haul. 
  • Your work will directly / indirectly play a significant part in your off-spring
  • Chances are you will leave a richer legacy (financial and otherwise) for your forthcoming generations.

So it is important for every woman to be independent in terms of financially as well as mentally. Only then we women can contribute in the growth of the society.