Steel Wool is the voice of reason. Because there are too many self-entitled “certified all-rounder” types who crash and burn then ask: “So I’m at the end of the rainbow, where’s my pot of gold?”
it is espoused in school, that the recipient of the all-rounder award goes to the student who is excellent in everything; all academic subjects, extra/co-curricular activities, and takes up conspicuous leadership roles. yes, there will always be this one or two market-spoilers in each cohort that raises the bar higher and higher each year, making the rest of us feel less inspired and more inadequate.
i’ve been pondering another related and consequential matter – the elusive and virtually unattainable notion of work-life balance in workaholic singapore. we’ve been imbued since young that success comes at sacrifices, to the extent where personal interests and down time has to be put on hold until a certain level of success is attained. and only at which time you are allowed to think of being happy.
maybe us adults had it coming because we feed back into the vicious cycle by telling our…
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