Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice June Holiday Assignment
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Building a rainbow nation through peace building and reconciliation: The role ... - The Island.lk (subscription)

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I can see that the conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sinhalese, Tamil and the Muslims have changed for the better. The conflict have lasted for three decades and now the newer generation only yearns for peace and harmony. I think that it is good that they stop the conflict and work together for their nation. Although reconciliation takes time, I believe they will be strong as a nation if they work together and they will be soon, close to the other races.
I wonder why they did not end this misery earlier and wanted for a reconciliation as war is always not a good thing, people die and people get hurt.

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Singapore and Hong Kong Shine in Global Competitiveness Index

Singapore and Hong Kong Shine in Global Competitiveness Index | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice  June Holiday Assignment | Scoop.it

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I can see that Singapore is a very competitive country, with the Global Competitiveness Index maintained at the rank of second. 
I think that Singapore is being recognised by many other countries into the global community, although it is a small country, and have prospered over the years, it is a well developed country, with good economic growth, a stable country.
I wonder how is it possible for Singapore to be ranked second in the Global Competitiveness Index and how Singapore developed over the years even though it is a young nation.

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Glenn Dubin, a Rags to Riches Story

Glenn Dubin, a Rags to Riches Story | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice  June Holiday Assignment | Scoop.it
Billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of Highbridge Capital Management, Glenn Dubin had a humble beginning.

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I can see that going from rags to riches is not easy, but with resilience, it is possible to go from rags to riches.
I think that after being rich, people must give back to the society by being a generous philanthropist so they can help others who are not as fortunate.
I wonder why some people think that some things are not possible because in actual fact nothing is impossible with hard work given to it but nothing can be easily achieved without hard work.

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It’s time that tackling disability prejudice took the stage

It’s time that tackling disability prejudice took the stage | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice  June Holiday Assignment | Scoop.it
From Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony, to a victorious Mo Farah proudly wrapping himself in the Union Flag, the Olympic Games in London offered a popular progressive vision of what it meant to be ‘Team GB’ in the early years of the 21st...

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I can see that people are prejudiced against disabled people and by events like the Paralympics, which showcases the disabled's talents, even though they are disabled, it helps to change people's attitude towards the disabled.
I think that the disabled should not be prejudiced, even though they are flawed in some ways, everyone have flaws and we should treat them equally as they are also normal humans and we should help them instead.
I wonder why people cannot put themselves in the disabled's shoes and think that they are already disabled and now they are being judged irrationally.

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Focusing On Possibilities In Times Of Difficulty

Focusing On Possibilities In Times Of Difficulty | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice  June Holiday Assignment | Scoop.it
by: H. James Williams Life is full of uncertainties. Day-to-day, like the weather, fate or circumstances present situations and challenges beyond anyone’s immediate control. Nonetheless, it remains...

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I can see that thinking of the possibilities during difficult times is not easy, as there are many possibilities, good and bad ones which will lead to good and bad outcomes, which makes it difficult to make decisions.
I think that we must think properly in order to make the correct choice as there are many possibilities, but we must also think positive, so that we think of the good possibilities and that how we can achieve them. 
I wonder how do some people not think negatively and only focus on thinking positively. 

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Sean Tay's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:46 AM

From this article, i can see that staying focused during times of difficulty is a difficult and ardious task, however, if one manages to do so, he will be rewarded. Ones decision could lead to either good or bad. By doing do, they would at least be sure of themselves. I think that if we have tne correct mindset and the will to do so, i am certain that by thinking that you can do it, you will be able to. Sometimes, i wonder to myself, why do some people think negatively when not all hopes were lost.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:51 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. In the article, we read how life is full of uncertainties and how to handle difficulties the right way and clarify ambitions. From this we can see that the factors leading to realisation of reaching the possibilities are clarity and determination. these qualities, together with good insight would allow one to think ahead and thus realise that the possiblities are not too far away from reach. This article makes me think that it is possible for people or scientists, to discover or invent new things as long as they realise that the possiblities are not too far from their reach, The article also makes me wonder how the realisation of reaching the possibillities could help normal students such as my self.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:45 AM

There's always many different point of views to everything which is happening around us. Whether how good or bad it is depends on how we see it. Difficulties are like in the package to everything which happens around us and it solely depends on us on whether we settle it correctly or wrongly. We can also tell that everything that seem easy may also be difficult at times. For example , its difficult to concentrate on things when we have to therefore its by how you respond to it matters. You may just chose the easier way out that is to give in to the temptation and to give up or to resist the countless temptations which is being thrown at you to continue what you want to do and must do though its harder and tougher but the thing is , the more you suffer today , the more result you'll receive in the end.