Now EXAMS ARE OVER! Wheeeeeeeeeee 😀
A couple of weeks ago we had a short talk on relationships. It was run by Eric Cooke (a.k.a. The Legend) and Sarah Cove from Zepler Reception.
We covered so many topics, including how you should learn to love yourself. Eric brought out this book with a bright yellow smiley face plastered on it and read some interesting quotes from it. He mentioned something about an elephant and a mahout (noun: the driver and keeper of an elephant, especially in India and the East Indies). The elephant symbolizes your needs and desires while the mahout symbolizes how you manage to keep that elephant happy. Obviously, using brute physical force will not work, so you’ve got to figure out how to tame your elephant. Then we digressed into discussions whether elephants prefer peanuts or ice-cream, but that’s the beauty of having Eric centre stage 😉
Unfortunately I didn’t write down anything so I’ve forgotten the rest of it but I’m sure if you ask him nicely, he’ll lend the book with the smiley face to you 😀
One interesting point I learned was that when you see a loner while you’re out in a group, you should try to make the first move to include them as well. It’s really hard for one person to break into a proper group but that’s not necessarily the case when the roles are reversed. It’s a lot easier to ask someone to join your group rather than the other way round, which makes perfect sense to me.
One of the suggestions raised was to organize small breaks in the Zepler foyer with free cakes! Any takers? 😀
BTW, did you know that Sarah has a Law degree? It was quite amusing to hear her tell us about her encounters with people who think she’s stupid just because she works in the reception. She had people telling her that she was wasting away her degree, but according to her, she thoroughly enjoys her work. She enjoys meeting other people and she gets a lot of satisfaction in her job. And soon, she’ll be leaving for Australia because that is what she has always wanted to do!
Firstly, I’m quite amazed to meet someone who’s so unafraid of breaking stereotypes just to be true to oneself. There are so many people out there who are leading lives not the way they really want to but the way other people would expect them to. She’s a shining example that it IS possible to be happy even when you’re swimming against the tide.
Secondly, I’m quite pleased that she chose ECS over a courtroom 😉