LAW ON LIFE - FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SOCIETY
Yesterday's LAW ON LIFE dialogue session at SMU Law School featured national legislator Sylvia Lim, justice advocate Eugene Thuraisingam and me. We shared stories about how we each came to pursue law studies, and how it has helped us do what we do. Sylvia and Eugene were thoroughly inspiring. We all agreed that a law degree provides a good foundation to serve society in various ways. But a robust ethical backbone, deep compassion for people, and a spirit of self-sacrifice are also essential to serve well. The session moderator Prof. Low Kee Yang kept the candid conversation flowing with good humour and wisdom gleaned from his own career as scholar and educator. Many well-meaning young people feel the heavy burden of solving all the world's problems on their unseasoned shoulders. It is better to be realistic about the odds, count the cost and bear the load with like-minded people. Knowing one's life purpose helps to keep the faith through the inevitable ups and downs.
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