All our life, you owned a business or you worked for a business. When you lose a business or a job it is very depressing. It feels like someone took soul out of your life. It feels like house is crumbling around you. You feel that you are not complete without an employment. Employment provides a status symbol. Employment, also, provides money that helps take care of your family and society needs.
Now let’s take a different approach of thinking. Is there anything else you want to achieve in your life besides employment? When you were born you did not bring anything with you and when you die you will not take anything with you. This means you have to spend everything right here between the start and the end of your life. Then the question comes, how can I spend if I do not have money and I am not employed?
You can help needy who are more vulnerable than you or do what you like to do the most that helps you and others. This may not earn you traditional dollars but it will earn you goodwill and a satisfaction about your life that you did something that did not involve “YOU”. You will be surprised that you will not need a lot of money to achieve your noble goal since you will be void of status symbol, needs beyond necessities and greed that makes you feel like unsuccessful.
A helping mind is always a healthy and successful mind.
You do not have to be unemployed to be successful at heart; you can do this all the time. But unemployment gives us to time to think about purpose of the life.