photo credit: youth.sg
I love Singapore and it is one of my favorite countries in the world. It is my home, and I am full of gratitude and appreciation for the precious opportunity to live here. Singapore is truly one of the greatest countries on the planet. However, I really do not understand Singapore’s crazy obsession with paper certificates and degrees.
I once interviewed a guy who brought an entire book of useless certificates, degrees, and transcripts to impress me. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job. I really hate the concept of how a certain level of education equates to a certain level of pay for the rest of a person’s life. I believe in the power of meritocracy. I believe in the power of dreams. I believe in the power of the human spirit. As a CEO, I don’t care about paper qualifications, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation,We are all ONE.
I want to hear about the time you got bullied. I want to hear about the time you cried because you fought for a dream or a belief. I want to hear about the time you failed and what you learned. I want to hear about how far you traveled in life on nothing, but integrity, courage and hard work.
For me, a rockstar is someone who wants to achieve the extraordinary in life, someone who is ready to swim entire oceans and climb the biggest mountains to unleash his/her potential, someone who lives to defy odds, someone who dares to be an original, someone who is willing to make the toughest sacrifices for a dream.
Source: FB post by Chatri Sityodtong