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Life long education is catalyst for growth


Never too old to learn: Hirata with his Guinness World Records’ certificate of the world’s oldest graduate in Takamastu, western Japan. It took 11 years for him to complete his degree from the Kyoto University of Art and Design. — EPA

Never too old to learn: Hirata with his Guinness World Records’ certificate of the world’s oldest graduate in Takamastu, western Japan. It took 11 years for him to complete his degree from the Kyoto University of Art and Design. — EPA

INDIVIDUALS who pursued education, regardless whether to better their career or for more knowledge, or wanting to know a little bit more than what they knew yesterday, have captivated and inspired me hugely all these years.

As one who believes in life long education, entering lecture halls for the past 30 years remains a great opportunity to better myself, not to prove I am a learned man or to add another degree to my name but rather to improve myself so as to understand our environment and the world at large a little bit better. It is also for reason I want to offer my knowledge or expertise to teach, help, equip, counsel or to be a catalyst for growth and change in organisations, the marketplace or even in the counselling room.

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