All posts tagged: aalto university

The Non-Provocative Reflection on “Finland is not for the ambitious”.

Hey guys! This is so exciting, the Economic post “Finland is not for the ambitious” turned viral and the comments made to the posts are interesting!! Kiitos, kiitos! The total reads were 12,000 views over Saturday and Sunday, as of 11.15pm now. I hope the comments made here, in forums, on reddit, etc make you think a little more about Suomi and IF change is indeed possible. Thank you for being so big-hearted in sharing your experiences, folks! Now, I am going to do a reflections post that is 100% non-provocative, since I’d gotten your attention with the first post. This relatively-boring post is divided into two parts: 1. Motivation behind the post; 2. A regurgitation of what I mean and don’t mean in the original post. Exactly what inspired “Finland is not for the ambitious”? #TrueStory: In my original post, I also did not define what it is meant by “ambition”. I read some comments on the forums scolding me, saying that “is ambition all about money and luxury stuffs to you? etc…how proud!” Actually, …

This year’s SG50– what’s next?

Today I want to blog about something close to heart. After all my experiences in Finland, I really do think more Singaporeans should learn to think long-term. This implies that we should learn NOT to think so short-term, not to be myopic, and not to lapse into the “me myself and I” psyche. So, today I want to briefly blog about three ways on how we, as young Singaporeans, can make a difference to our immediate community. For the next fifty years, I hope more young people can learn to have a vision, dream bigger and establish a solid standing for Singapore on the global stage. In other words, always insist on becoming a better version of your current self, and always insist on expanding your thought and experience horizon. 1. Develop opinions, defend them, but do not be afraid of changing your mind.  Increasingly, making a difference anywhere in the world has become increasingly about first having an opinion and then standing by your opinion. Now this takes guts and strength of character, because it means standing up for what …