Are You A Better Listener or Speaker?
I am definitely a better listener – so much so that I have encountered strangers who felt they could unburden their worries with me. However as I have grown older, I have become better at speaking, especially in front of an audience of more than a couple of people. Speaking in front of people is still not easy and it is not something that I seek out.
If You Were Asked To Design A Warning Label That Would Be Tattooed On Your Skin, What Would It Say?
Caution! Mature woman at work.
What Are You Passionate About?
The first thing that comes to mind is education. Teaching our younger generations is an important task which includes not only reading, writing and arithmetic but also the socialisation aspect, how to work with others, and how to think critically. Children who have been educated are able to participate in society and feel their worth. There are those in the world who believe that the work of educators can be done by anyone; people who disregard the worth of the lessons learned when younger. To them I say: come do my job for a week; and remember that you would not be in your high paying job today if it were not for the work that educators had in preparing you for your position.
If You Could Change One Thing About Your World, What Would It Be?
That women, as a gender, are treated with respect by all men. They say we have equality, and yet women are paid less than men for doing the same work. They say we have equality, and yet women are expected to work harder at their job to earn the same respect a man has when doing less. They say we have equality, and yet women are the ones who do more in the home. They say we have equality, and yet women are still often treated as second class citizens by some salesmen (yes, men). Yes, there are men out there who treat women with respect – yet there are still those who continue to treat women as the inferior sex.
What Gave You A Reason To Smile This Past Week?
I am relieved that the temperatures have dropped (though I wasn’t too enamoured with the continuous rain yesterday). I no longer have heat rash and I am sleeping much better. This past Summer was brutal weather-wise and I look forward to enjoying the milder Fall temperatures.
What would you answer to any of these questions?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Sparks, the new host of Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge).