I often hear people say that they love to travel. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in China and have already experienced a culture different from Western culture, but I never saw the appeal – or rather the benefit – of traveling. I couldn’t understand how escaping one’s own life to find meaning in a stranger’s life could benefit the traveler once he or she returns home. Interestingly enough, through a series of events, I found myself solo-traveling in Thailand for the past two months. My experiences were far from what my biases predicted.
When we look at people who are satisfied with their career, we will often see that they are passionate and love what they do. Successful people may be passionate, but does solely following your passion lead to success? As a young, inexperienced, and slightly restless university graduate who can no longer hide within the structures of student life, this question has been yearning for an answer. (more…)
What do you want to be when you grow-up? How would you like to invest your two biggest personal resources time and energy in order to support yourself? Just take a quick gander at the educational system, which is designed to groom us for that “dream job”. You were probably asked the “BIG career question” at a young age in primary school, and shuttled down a chute with hopes that it would turn you into a productive person. How can you arrive at the end of the journey prepared for that life altering dream career? My answer is simple: I don’t know. Yikes! (more…)