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In game shows, a distinct buzzer sound is used to signify a wrong answer. In real life, there is no such sound to alert us when we say something wrong, hurting, and unfair. There’s a little voice deep inside us that tells us something is not right, but in many cases people refuse to listen to it.

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DO you communicate with your social media friends as much as you do with your real-life friends? Are you glued to your gadget when you are with your loved ones, thus making you “close” to online friends, but making the people who are actually with you and for you feel taken for granted? Is there a line that separates your virtual self from your private self? Which of the two really matters?

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IF you want women and girls to flourish and to avoid becoming victims of abuse, empower them! Help raise their self-esteem and see to it that you encourage them to become educated, healthy, and independent in different aspects. Teach them about boundaries and about asserting their rights as individuals. Teach them about developing their inner strength regardless of circumstances and regardless of people who stay or walk away. Teach them to become strong and appear strong.

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WHAT separates achievers from non-achievers and survivors from victims? The “feeling or belief that they can do something well or succeed at something” whatever the circumstances – self-confidence! People with a high level of confidence are not easily swayed by others’ opinions. In fact, they know themselves and their capabilities too well to even give a hoot about what bashers, bullies, and critics say.

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They make you feel smaller, lower – usually in the areas where they are stronger than you – at the moment. Maybe you were better off in those aspects in the past, and they resented it secretly. When they finally catch up in one aspect, they target your weak spot. They are quick in making your choices, accomplishments, and things look very insignificant – as if saying theirs are way above yours. You noticed their own weak spots many years ago – but you never made them feel that you did notice – because it never mattered to you! You respect people, just because.

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Yes, you can!

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“WE will rebuild… we will reinvest”, this was the assurance given by House Technology Industries PTE, Ltd., as mentioned by a government official – after a fire that razed HTI’s property and wounded dozens of employees. I liked the word “we” when I first heard it. It connotes a partnership, working together for a shared goal. It’s an acknowledgement that nobody can do it alone. “No man is an island”.

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