“It’s okay not to be okay” – 2020 in 6 words!

Like many others, I’ve spent the past months thinking over scenarios that were previously considered unnecessary. But the most gut-wrenching moment I’ve faced, by far, is to hear that my dad, who is 10,000 kms away, has gone back into ICU (as at December 2020) and could potentially not come out…and trying to travel toContinue reading ““It’s okay not to be okay” – 2020 in 6 words!”

How Values Differ from Ethics and Morals

Values, ethics and morals are three clearly different concepts. Ethics are rule-based, externally imposed standards, like those stated in the compliance-oriented framework of business ethics, medical ethics, legal ethics or…professional ethics. Invoking ethics normally calls for examining a situation in light of known models that justify or punish whatever has happened. Studying ethics helps youContinue reading “How Values Differ from Ethics and Morals”

Attitude of Gratitude

In the natural world, only change is permanent. Observe an oak tree as it experiences the cycles of the seasons: it is flexible in the wind and rain, deriving its strength from its deep roots. As part of nature, human beings are also subject to life cycles. Accepting that flux will take you a longContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude”