It’s so easy to get lost in the same loop of our thoughts, truly believing that what we think is our own true perception of life. But how certain can we be that these are fundamentally our own thoughts? Are they not merely an amalgamation of other people’s opinions that we subconsciously decided to piece together to make it solely our own? They might even be fragments and echoes of other people that we found ourselves admiring and yearned to be. It leads us to beg the question: how do we truly know if our thoughts are our own?
It gets lonely.
To carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, to battle terrifying monsters that block your paths, to climb mountain after mountain trying to reach the top – only to return home, with medals hanging around your neck and no one to show them to.
On Wednesday, July 22nd, the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) organised a webinar titled “COVID-19: New Norm for Journalists – A Regional Perspective”. Moderated by BERNAMA TV producer Tehmina Kaoosji, the session brought together media practitioners from across the region to address the risks and challenges faced by the communication industry in disseminating facts about COVID-19.
For the month of August, our theme is Independence. Hence, we asked our writers two questions: –
What type of independence affects you the most?; and
When did you feel the most independent?
Here’s their take on it:
With the cloudy morning that hit on a fine Saturday morning of the 18th of July, the webinar conducted by Sunway’s Actuarial and Financial Excellence (S.A.F.E) has enlightened every participant with a bright introduction of the topic Panic After Pandemic: Consequences and Contingencies. Beginning with the rules and regulation that was fairly simple to be kept as a remainder to ensure a smooth webinar.