28 Sep '15, 3am

Don’t shy away from hard choices, be it Uni or career options, because they make us who we are

Don’t shy away from hard choices, be it Uni or career options, because they make us who we are

Eight years ago, I had two university options – I could study medicine overseas or pursue psychology locally. It may seem like an obvious choice to most, but I made the rather unexpected decision of pursuing psychology. In choosing to go to National University of Singapore (NUS), I gave up an opportunity to experience student life abroad, along with the potential riches and honour that a doctor's life would entail. STUDYING FOR MY PSYCHOLOGY EXAMS…IN THE NUS MEDICINE LIBRARY. It was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make , but I did it because I wanted something that gave me more time to work with and help people. The hectic routine that doctors kept did not appeal to me as much as the face-to-face time a psychologist could have with a patient. When I attended a talk on "A New Era of Hard Choices" by Thought Collective founder Tong Yee last Friday night, this part...

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