These days, a student focusing on academics and good grades alone is insufficient. Very insufficient. You need to do a part-time internship then volunteer at church on weekends. After your classes, do some sports. In between your classes, go to the library to work on your case competition. Read a book.
Workaholic. Overworked. These are the two most common terms describing Singapore’s intense work culture. We hear about new strategies from nap pods to employee well-being days but none of them addresses the real question:
Can we truly reimagine the nature of work?
How different are SJWs from social activists? There seems to be a distinction between the two, but I think that the line is often blurred.
Regardless of which one you identify or have been identified as, here are some suggestions on how you can effectively navigate the social activism scene online.
Imposter syndrome is unsurprisingly rife in a hypercompetitive society such as ours. How do we address it in our personal lives?
For most of my life, I have been a slave to perfectionism. If I can’t do something well, I might as well not do it. That’s how I, and undoubtedly many others, have been raised.
But over the years, I began to realise I was chasing something that did not even exist.
For years, I struggled to figure out what was wrong. It was just not in my nature to confidently volunteer my thoughts in front of a crowd, or cheerfully banter with groups of people I was unfamiliar with.
Why are extroverts more preferred, and how can introverts find their place in a world that largely favours those who talk more?