Great – you have graduated from the fish tank (University), you have earned your bubble (qualification), and you are now free in the wide open sea (real world)! What’s next?

Want to know how to make hard choices?  E.g. Which career should I pursue? Should I live and work in the city or out in the country? What should I eat for breakfast? Ruth Chang, a philosopher, talks about how big decisions can be agonizingly difficult and says that it’s because we think about them […]

What do you want to be when you grow up? I remember when I was young and people asked me this question all the time. How I managed to cough up an acceptable answer still puzzles me, but here’s an easy way out… In Chinese tradition, on a child’s first birthday, he/she will typically be […]

Whenever I’m at a crossroads, I think of this poem: The Road Not Taken. The Author’s ability to capture and nail all the elements involved in life choices and decisions in this poem is astounding. Indeed, in life, we don’t often have the luxury to choose everything simultaneously. We have to make hard choices and […]