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The Community We Need

This community has always prided itself in multi-disciplinary academic rigour, and it has not disappointed thus far (at least, within the classroom). Amidst the pedantry (dare I say puffery) of the Business School, one desires to be challenged, even if biology modules mean you are thrown way out of your comfort zones. There is freedom to disagree critically, to challenge assumptions, and to be wrong.

Now, beyond the scholastic engagement, can we extend this scepticism to the broader environment, especially to our socio-cultural activities. To call for their elimination would be ludicrous, but it would also be irresponsible to expect the management committee to shoulder everything. Blind reliance on their roles and vision will get us nowhere. Having spent a year in the programme, it is perhaps high time to move out of these “feel good” (oh, so much joy and fun) comforts, for us to question passionately.

A community we need is one that is accepting of differing opinions – particularly on the online platforms – and not just one of mutual masturbation. I’m being harsh la, but sometimes we are just too precious about our own projects. This, at the expense of the convenience of others, resources, and manpower.

So yes, my crusade to step on more toes this semester continues. I be the fall guy, it’s cool.

About guanyinmiao

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. Carlos Castaneda.


4 thoughts on “The Community We Need

  1. Jinyao is the hero we deserve, not the hero we need.

    Posted by Samuel Ng Aik Siong | August 31, 2013, 4:44 pm
  2. Looks like you got nothing better to write. Go find something interesting and make yourself useful. Sorry, but harsh is a dose you need right now.

    Posted by A. Sim | August 31, 2013, 8:21 pm


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