It’s a wonderful life – By @NihalTharoor

The Dean bigadminjobs | February 23, 2016

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Nihal Tharoor-Menon

By Nihal Tharoor-Menon

 

It’s a wonderful life

 

We are approaching the eye of the storm with D&AD. Shits about to get real.

 

I tend to get self-centred when under a lot of pressure. So here’s a thought that helps inspire and humble me, and shrink the weight of my problems.

 

Perhaps you feel the same.

 

 

Human beings have been around for at least 100,000 years.

 

That’s a whole lotta lives.

 

I happened to have mine in the 100 years that has seen unimaginable advances in the standard of living.

 

I also happened to have mine in a peaceful and prosperous pocket of the world.

 

I also happened to have a loving family and a great education.

 

And now, I’m at the world’s best school in the world’s best city for my dream job.

 

As long as I stay focused an exciting, challenging and rewarding career awaits.

 

I don’t believe in fate. I don’t deserve this fortune more or less than any other human being.

 

But I have been given it. And I’d be a fool not to seize each and every day.

 

 

<deep breath>

 

 

…So, let’s get a bloody pencil.