Attended a talk recently which centered around entrepreneurship. One of the speakers played the above video which I found to be really intriguing. The World as we know it – that has all changed, but are we ready to accept this change more specifically, if the individual choose to change the course of his/her career path?
Interestingly during the course of the talk, it was mentioned that when job-seekers in America took a year or two off to try their hand at starting a business and failed in the course of doing so, their failures are seen as a celebration of their efforts in trying out something new by prospective employers.
But here in Singapore, that would not be the case. It would be viewed as a good one to two years wasted instead of acknowledging the individual’s spirit in wanting to doing something different. How about taking a sabbatical or taking a year off to pursue your interests? Not rare but not often heard of in Singapore.
Are we really that narrow-minded in our thinking? What happened to progress? Embracing change? All these questions came to mind and as usual, I dread to hear the answers that ‘the system’ wants you to hear knowing well that talk is sometimes cheap.
Will there be light at the end of the tunnel for those who take the road less traveled? I like to think so and really hope so.